How can hypnosis help to reduce pain?
Hypnotherapy has been used for many years to manage different types of pain, including joint pain and pain from illnesses and injuries. Hypnotherapy for pain management can be used either alone or alongside medication, but if a person is considering using hypnotherapy for pain control they should visit a doctor for a diagnosis before proceeding, to eliminate a more serious cause of pain.
So how does it work? Hypnotherapy changes the way the client responds to the pain signal. Science has discovered that thoughts, emotions and physical movement create chemical reactions in our body, which either calm down our central nervous system or turn the alarm volume up.
Hypnosis can calm the internal alarm system down and help reduce pain. There is physical evidence that hypnosis works to alleviate chronic pain, and medical imaging studies have shown that hypnotic therapy influences all of the cortical and neuro-physiological processes that underline pain. Current scientific research shows that hypnotherapy treatment causes both pain perception thresholds, and pain tolerance levels, to be strikingly increased.
Stanford University psychiatrist and researcher David Spiegel, MD said that in his studies of women with metastatic breast cancer, the patients who used self-hypnosis reported half the level of pain as women in the control group.
Hypnotherapy is safe, drug free and also works to support other medical and alternative therapeutic approaches you may be using in your multidisciplinary approach to healing.
If you would like to find out more about Hypnotherapy for Chronic Pain or would like to book a session then please call or text Marie Hambly on 96659677 or contact us via email below.
*Please note as this is a form of therapy we are unable to offer any guarantees and results may vary from person to person.