Transformations Hypnotherapy
and Hypnosis Center

Manage Your Pain

Pain Management Through Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis

Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain?Transformations-Hypnosis-PAIN-MANAGEMENT-1

Are You Taking Too Many Medications and Drugs to Ease
The Chronic Pain and Just Get Through the Day?

There is Another Way to Find Immediate and Long Lasting Relief!

Hypnotherapy is now recognized as one of the best modalities for pain management.  In fact, hypnosis is not only effective in pain relief, but it also helps to maintain the dignity, positive attitude, and wellbeing of the individual, without undue dependence on large quantities of medication.

Transformations-Hypnosis-PAIN-MANAGEMENT-2Why is hypnosis for pain management so effective?

The purpose of pain is to let you know that something is wrong with your body.  For example, when you touch a hot item in the kitchen, your brain alerts you to draw your hand back before you incur a serious burn.  In that case, pain is a warning signal that alerts your body to the fact that it has been or may be injured.  That type of pain is called ‘acute pain’.  Acute pain is normally relieved when the problem or situation causing the pain has been addressed. 

Another type of pain is ‘chronic pain’.  Chronic pain is a long lasting discomfort that has no relation to warning of danger. 
In today’s society, millions of people find that they become debilitated by chronic pain and are having difficulties functioning in their day to day lives. 

Some examples of conditions that cause pain are: Transformations-Hypnosis-PAIN-MANAGEMENT-3
  • Low Back Pain
  • Cancer and Related Therapies
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Lupus
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy 
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries or Diseases
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Nerve Injuries or Diseases
  • Recovery from Surgical or Dental Procedures

When considering hypnosis for pain relief it is important to realize that pain is not only physical. 

Processing pain, or at least the way we humans feel it, is not automatic or standardized from person to person or from one condition to another for each individual.  Signals are sent by the nerves through the nervous system through the spinal cord and to the brain.  There they become interpreted as painful stimuli.  These signals pass through gateways in the back of the spinal cord.  Research shows that these gates can open more widely due to psychological factors.  If a person experiences stress, anxiety and depression, this will make the pain feel even worse.  A calm, positive and focused outlook can help the pain gate close and this helps the pain signals not to register or lessen in the brain, and therefore, decreases the pain sensations or even eliminates the sensations altogether in many cases.

Transformations-Hypnosis-PAIN-MANAGEMENT-4Scientific research has proven that guided hypnotherapy, when used to help people who suffer from pain, has measurable and significant effects.  In 2007, a landmark study was conducted with patients suffering frequent and recurring migraines.  The patients who were treated with hypnosis found that the duration and the frequency of their migraines were reduced by a significant amount.

A 2004 study published in the Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, stated that hypnosis changes the way the brain processes pain signals.  This change reduces brain activity that is assigned to feelings of distress while the pain sensations continue to be received.  An anesthesiologist, Sebastian Schulz-Stubner, M.D., Ph.D., notes that hypnosis is “effective against pain.

Imagine being able to reduce or even eliminate the need for you to take pain medications!  Hypnotherapy for pain management changes the way the brain processes pain signals.  It reduces the brain activity that is devoted to distressful feelings, even while pain sensations are continuing to be received.  Surgical teams in hospitals all around the country now rely on hypnosis as part of the routine for getting patients ready for surgery, reducing the need for excessive anesthetic.

Research Proves that Hypnosis Has a Reliable and Significant Impact on Acute and Chronic Pain

Hypnosis has been demonstrated to reduce analogue pain, and studies on the mechanisms of laboratory pain reduction have provided useful applications to clinical populations.  Studies showing central nervous system activity during hypnotic procedures offer preliminary information concerning possible physiological mechanisms of hypnotic analgesia.  Randomized controlled studies with clinical populations indicate that hypnosis has a reliable and significant impact on acute procedural pain and chronic pain conditions.  Methodological issues of this body of research are discussed, as are methods to better integrate hypnosis into comprehensive pain treatment.
Hypnosis and clinical pain. Patterson DR, Jensen MP, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA USA 98104 Psychol Bull. 2003 Jul;129(4):495-521.

The bottom line here is that hypnosis can help relieve your pain significantly without drugs or invasive medical procedures. 

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