Hypnosis for Pain Relief

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Hypnosis has been used in many recorded cases to boost the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The American Psychological Association looked at 18 hypnosis studies. They found that 75% of participants, with different levels and types of pain, obtained pain relief when using hypnosis for pain management.

Pain is very important warning sign. It can signal that you need to pay attention when your body is not working the way it should, or when you have hurt yourself. However if pain no longer serves a useful purpose, as sometimes long-term pain does not, it can quickly begin to destroy your quality of life.

You should always check any pain with your Doctor before embarking on a self healing programme.

What Has Hypnosis Been Used For

Hypnotic Analgesia has been successful in many hospitals, dentists, clinics and burn care centres. When managing acute pain, it has been effective in radiology, some surgical procedures, treatment of burns, as well as child-birth. Chronic pain conditions for which hypnosis has been used include backache, headache, and fibromyalgia .

The American Psychological Association concluded that hypnosis can help to alleviate the sensory components of a pain experience, and sometimes this may be all that is needed for acute pain. Read more about the findings from their 18 hypnosis studies here.

Hypnosis for Pain Relief Demo

Watch this video to see Dr. Michael Mosley demonstrate how hypnosis could help with pain relief.

Brain Surgery Using Hypnosis

During this six hour operation the patient was required to be under hypnosis for the entire time.

Normally, such medical interventions are done with anaesthesia but the use of hypnosis helped to test the results during the procedure.

Read more here.

Hypnosis to Reduce Pain & Speed Up Recovery

This study used hypnosis in 1400 patients who were undergoing surgery. When hypnosis was used with patients instead of conscious sedation and local anaesthesia they found that there was improved patient comfort during the operation, reduced anxiety, and a faster recovery.

Faymonville ME, Defechereux T, Joris J, Adant JP, Hamoir E, Meurisse M, Service d’Anesthesie-Reanimation, Universite de Liege, Rev Med Liege, 1998.

Learn Self Hypnosis

Some positive-thinking techniques that can be tried by anyone, anytime, anywhere are shared by a fellow Cognitive Hypnotherapist. Read the article in The Guardian.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a powerful way of changing unwanted behaviour, and also teaches you a variety of self help tools that you can use at home.

If you would like to find out more about how Hypnosis for Pain Relief could help you ease your discomfort, please contact me so we can have an initial conversation, and see if this is the right approach for you.

I look forward to hearing from you

Jo