Hypnosis has also been used to help overcome nicotine cravings.
The exceptional nature of this event comes from the fact that Edgar had no medical training and only had a grammar school education, yet he diagnosed his medical condition and the correct medical cure while under hypnosis.
Hypnosis, and by extension self-hypnosis, is a completely natural state of being where the body reaches a sublime level of relaxation that allows the mind to totally focus on whatever issue is brought to its attention.
If your only impression of hypnosis is based on one of those hokey TV shows where a group of audience members are put into the hypnotic state and convinced to perform embarrassing acts, perish the thought.
Alternative treatment such as acupuncture, naturopathic therapies, hypnosis, relaxation training, visual imagery, and biofeedback have all been used to try to decrease the constant pain of fractures.