Hypnotic breast enlargement
“”As an International Glamour Model my looks and breast size are very important to me. After following the British Hypnosis Breast Enlargement CDs for less than 1 month, I have already increased my breast size by 1 cup. I have also noticed that my breasts are firmer. I look forwards to continuing with the program and I am completely confident that the enlargement will continue. Thank you so much!
Hypnotic breast enlargement is, surprisingly enough, a system where woo-meisters hypnotize women to make their breasts larger - or make them believe that their breasts are larger. Usually this is done at home, by listening to CDs. One course works through "simulating foreplay".
It apparently has something to do with increasing blood flow to the breast tissue, neurolinguistic programming, or some sort of subliminal thought process that somehow keeps women everywhere from filling out their sweaters. One explanation is that the hypnosis stimulates the hypothalamus to stimulate the pituitary to produce growth hormone (a startlingly not even wrong explanation of human biology). Also, you have memories of when your breasts first grew; so the process clears away the mental blocks that stop you from letting your breasts grow and lets you talk to your "inner physician".
Everything is based off (of course) how much a person wants to believe that it is possible, listening to all of the CDs, and overcoming supposed blocks to larger hooters. Ultimately, if nothing happens, the woo-ist will explain why it's not happening. That is of course by blaming the "patient".
There was a suitable BBC expose of one such charlatan, David Knight, a stage hypnotist who apparently decided putting on a show wasn't enough. Knight protested, "They could've tried it before saying it categorically didn't work." It hasn't actually slowed Knight down from selling spurious rubbish, though.
If you want to try before you buy, there are some pages with free hypnotic inductions to grow boobs.
There is actual science behind this! Or at least one paper: "Breast enlargement through visual imagery and hypnosis" by R. D. Willard in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, April 1977. RW is seeking a copy of this study, much-cited in the field (of mail-order hypnotic breast enlargement CDs), though apparently not replicated since 1977.
Given that the placebo effect can convince people that their illness is getting better, it's not much of a stretch to say that if people hope for increased cleavage, it might actually feel like something is happening. Even though all it does is leave the victim's pocketbook and underwear lighter than she had hoped.
 See also
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://www.tosleep.co.uk/breastenlargement.htm
- ↑ http://www.cheetu.com/breast-enlargement-hypnosis.html
- ↑ http://www.hyptalk.com/how-hypnosis-works-for-breast-enlargement
- ↑ http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/2009/10/i-must-i-must-increase-my-bust/
- ↑ http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2009/10_october/09/hypnotherapy.shtml
- ↑ http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2677631/Hypnotist-I-can-help-women-think-breasts-bigger.html
- ↑ http://mustgrowbust.com/2012/free-hypnosis-downloads-for-breast-enhancement
- ↑ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/879054