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Stimulation of Breast Growth by Hypnosis
James E. Williams
The Journal of Sex Research
Vol. 10, No. 4 (Nov., 1974), pp. 316-326
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3811242
Page Count: 11
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A frequent compaint among women is the failure of the breasts to develop to a fashionably desirable size. An experiment was designed to determine whether hypnotic suggestion could influence the physiological mechanisms associated with breast growth. The first phase compared hypnosis with and without suggestions for breast growth in six subjects. The second phase examined the effectiveness of hypnotic suggestions of breast growth in thirteen subjects acting as their own controls. Analysis of the data indicated that hypnosis per se had no direct effect on breast growth, but that hypnosis with suggestions for breast growth was effective in stimulating breast growth. Further investigation may show this to be a satisfactory alternate method to surgical breast augmentation.
The Journal of Sex Research © 1974 Taylor & Francis, Ltd.