Pain Management

Hypnotherapy can be very effective when it comes to lowering and managing pain. Hypnotherapists should never ever use hypnosis to deal with discomfort unless of the cause for that discomfort has been identified in the first instance by a health care practitioner. Discomfort is almost certainly a sign of a critical underlying condition, for example persistent painful headaches could be a sign of a tumour. If the hypnotherapist were to treat the headache within this instance, before the root trigger of the pain was recognized, this could lead to the tumour left undiscovered. However, if the specific individual already consulted their physician and the specific headache’s root cause had already been eliminated, it would be fine for the hypnotist to proceed.

Hypnotherapy is used within a variety of circumstances in regards to treating pain:

Post-operative distress — where conventional discomfort relief isn’t suitable, since perhaps the individual is scared of needles or sensitive to medicine.

Phantom arm or leg discomfort — amputees sometimes experience distress from limbs that were necessary to remove. Research has shown that hypnosis has had impressive results related with this particular discomfort.

Palliative treatment — some hypnotists work with terminally sick clients in order to deal with their pain issues and enhance their high quality of life. * NB it is a specialism and not ALL hypnotists are happy in order to work with the terminally sick.

Hypnotherapy has been used by many to manage numerous types of pain, including sciatica, spinal stenosis, burns, joint pain, neck pain and a variety of other injuries and illnesses. The hypnotherapy approach to pain management aims to change the way individuals perceive the pain messages in order to reduce the intensity of what they are feeling.