Pain Management Hypnosis
Chronic pain is like a silent epidemic in the world. Have you noticed how many people just "put up with" pain? They suffer an injury or accident and years later, still in pain, treat it like it's normal everyday life. It doesn't have to be that way!
You do not have to suffer!
In fact, any pain that persists longer than a few weeks or months is classified as chronic pain and is different to acute pain, as your nervous system has now trained itself to keep receiving pain signals travelling to the brain. Your brain processes the signal and tells you that you're hurt.
Usually, the signal stops when the pain is resolved - your body naturally repairs the wound or torn muscle - however, with chronic pain, the nerve signals keep firing even after you've healed.
Chronic pain can range from mild to severe and continues day after day, or come and go.
It interferes with your daily life and causes fatigue, muscle loss and weakness, mood changes, lack of sleep and lack of energy.
The link between your emotions and pain can then create a cycle. When you're in pain, you're more likely to feel depressed. This worsens the pain and is often why doctors will prescribe antidepressants as a treatment for chronic pain.
This is where hypnosis can help.
Hypnosis works by changing the way your brain responds to those pain signals travelling through your nervous system.
It's like retraining the brain to find relief and regain control of your nervous system so you feel more calm and relaxed and more able to do the things you want to do in life.
The beauty about Hypnosis is that it helps you to fully relax, something you may not have experienced in a long time when you are suffering from pain!
And the more relaxed you are, significant changes start to happen in your brain, helping to change your thoughts, your beliefs, your emotions and attitudes, so you can release and be free from pain.
Studies for finding relief with Hypnosis:
Studies report positive results, including statistically significant reductions in pain and anxiety/distress.
Richardson, J., Smith, J. E., Mccall, G., & Pilkington, K. (2006). Hypnosis for Procedure Related Pain and Distress in Pediatric Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review of Effectiveness and Methodology Related to Hypnosis Interventions. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 31(1), 70-84. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2005.06.010
Hypnosis controls pain! Hypnosis has direct effects on many supraspinal sites involved in the experience of pain.
Jensen, M. P. (2009). Hypnosis for chronic pain management: A new hope. Pain, 146(3), 235-237. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2009.06.027
Hypnosis more effective than biofeedback: The hypnosis groups combined reported significantly more pain intensity reduction than the control group.
Tan, G., Rintala, D., Jensen, M., Fukui, T., Smith, D., & Williams, W. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of hypnosis compared with biofeedback for adults with chronic low back pain. European Journal of Pain,19(2), 271-280. oi:10.1002/ejp.545