Hypnosis has been recognised as use in France as anaesthesia since 1992, it was used in palliative care for the first time in a hospital in Liege and now a further story showing how useful hypnotherapy can be in helping a patient during an operation.
Alama Kante had a tumour removed from her throat. During the operation she used hypnosis to help her relax rather than using the normal drugs to anaesthetise.
She sang her song “Tolong” whilst having her operation to remove a parathyroid gland tumour. The surgeon who carried out the procedure said it was the only way of knowing if her vocal chords had been protected, and by Alama singing they could see which vocal chords were moving.