Hypnotherapy for Pain management
Research suggests that hypnosis can play a significant part in alleviating pain, both acute and chronic.
The term chronic pain refers to pain that persists for longer than six months. Pain can generate considerable physical limitations, but also emotional distress, and anxiety-related symptoms such as insomnia and anxiety. It’s also the cause of waste of time and money in search of relief.
Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical care. However, Chronic pain often persists despite medical treatment and the prescription of pain killers that often appears to be short-term solutions.
Interest in the use of hypnosis for pain management has increased in the last decades. There is now a large number of studies to draw that hypnotherapy can reduce pain (and costs) associated with medical procedures.
The role of hypnosis is to control and manage pain, and its consequences and reduce its cause when possible. The treatment of pain both acute and chronic with hypnotherapy generally involves the use of suggestions for relaxation and comfort and training leading the patient to be able to easily create that state of comfort when the pain flares up. It also involves most of the time teaching some self-hypnosis techniques to emancipate the client in managing his health.