There are few choices of relief for people who suffer from chronic pain.
Most available options are pharmaceutical and, in many cases, people may not be medically allowed to take prescription painkillers or will decide to avoid them due to the probability of addiction.
Self-Hypnosis and Hypnosis are tools that can help supplement a pain management strategy but are not intended for use as a stand-alone treatment. However, the research is encouraging and optimistic as doctors are now beginning to prescribe Hypnosis as one of the pain management strategies for patients.
Consult a medical health professional before trying Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis.
American Psychological Association
"Research shows that hypnosis works as part of a treatment program for a number of psychological and medical conditions, with pain relief being one of the most researched areas... Among the benefits associated with hypnosis is the ability to alter the psychological components of the experience of pain that may then have an effect on even severe pain.
In recent years, the ...evidence for the effectiveness of hypnosis to decrease sensitivity to pain - known as hypno-analgesia - has been supplemented by well-controlled experiments.
In their 2003 review of controlled clinical studies, Dr. Patterson and fellow psychologist Mark Jensen, Ph.D., found that hypno-analgesia is associated with significant reductions in:
Ratings of pain
Need for analgesics or sedation
Nausea and vomiting
And the length of stay in hospitals.
Hypnosis has also been associated with better overall outcome after medical treatment and greater physiological stability. Surgeons and other health providers have reported significantly higher degrees of satisfaction with their patients treated with hypnosis than with their other patients."
While hypnosis has many beneficial effects, hypnosis is not a substitute for appropriate medical attention. Statements and products offered on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure nor prevent any disease or illness. When dealing with physical and/or mental illness or disease, always consult a qualified physician or therapist. Hypnosis recordings are not recommended for people suffering from mental disorders or illness.
Never listen to hypnosis recordings while driving a car or operating machinery. When listening to hypnosis recordings, choose an environment that is quiet and safe.
There’s no guarantee of specific results and results can vary. The only one who can possibly guarantee your success is you.