The phantom limb syndrome, in its different aspects, is in some ways to this day still a neurological mystery. The algic component of the problem has been treaded with physical procedures such as the mirror box eith promising results. Recently the trend is towards mind-body treatments which rest on new technologies apt to produce a virtual reality. The author of the article reports his therapeutic experience with a patient suffering from such a syndrome, through the use of an older but very current mind-body therapy: hypnosis.
Keywords: Phantom limb, hypnosis, mirror box, virtual reality, pain, mind-body