Pain and Hypnosis
A dozen studies were identified that compared outcomes from hypnosis for the treatment of pain to baseline data or a control condition. The findings indicate that hypnosis consistently produces significant decreases in pain associated with a variety of chronic pain issues. Also, hypnosis was generally found to be more effective than nonhypnotic interventions such as physical therapy and education.
The studies included chronic pain (pain lasting more than six months) that is very problematic for millions of Americans:
Low Back Pain
Sickle Cell Disease
Disability Related Pain
In each of the studies, the hypnosis intervention was demonstrated to be substantially more effective than a non-treated condition in reducing pain in chronic pain patients. Additionally, the success of hypnosis in reducing pain was consistently confirmed for a wide variety of different chronic-pain conditions.
Hypnosis for chronic pain works on many aspects of the client's discomfort. The stress that causes a chemical environment in the body which "ups the volume" of the intensity of discomfort is addressed. Fears are also addressed. The Amygdala is the fear center of the brain. It is considered the amplifier of the pain response and hypnosis can directly influence this area of the brain. Through hypnosis the client can learn to 'turn down the volume' and exert control over their discomfort and their conscious perception of it.
It is now known that in chronic pain physiological changes take place in the brain which perpetuates pain, even when a physical cause for the pain no longer exists. Hypnosis helps to break that cycle and allow the brain to remember the feelings of comfort that are normal.
When you're ready to turn down the volume on you pain, give me a call at
216-359-0018 for a FREE strategy session.
We'll discuss your chronic pain condition and see if hypnosis is right for you!
Disclaimer: There are no guarantees that your pain will improve. Results vary person to person based on their desire and other factors.