Part of the "Alternative Therapies" series. Embraced by a growing number of practitioners, hypnotherapy is used to treat everything from phobias to allergies. But does it really work? This question is tackled with the help of medical science and researchers. A discussion of the two main components of hypnosis, trance, and suggestion is led by science education specialist Dr. Kathy Sykes. Examines the neurological aspects of trance using brain scans and peers into the minds of people given suggestions both under and without hypnosis. A physician who has pioneered hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers and a dental patient who agrees to jaw surgery under hypnosis rather than anesthesia are also featured. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.