Pain Management & Physical Recovery
I know first-hand what it is like to manage pain. Having dealt with a spinal injury and throat cancer accompanied by chemotherapy and radiation treatment, I know how severe, chronic pain can affect our lives. But I also found a way to control my pain and I know that you can too. Clinical Hypnotherapy is an ideal way to control pain and minimise opioids and other harmful medications. Read more below.
Pain can seriously affect a person’s quality of life. Therefore, it is important to explore all options available when attempting to manage pain. Mainstream medicine has up until now relied heavily on medications to treat pain symptoms. As we know, this approach can lead to unexpected and unwanted consequences such as widespread addiction, overdose, and even death.
Clinical hypnosis is an alternative treatment to pain that does not rely on potentially addictive drugs.
People who could benefit from hypnosis for pain management include:
Chronic pain patients
Those prone to addiction
People with arthritis or fibromyalgia
Hypnotherapy has been used as an alternative to conventional anaesthesia in dental procedures, childbirth, and minor surgeries. It is also effective in reducing pain symptoms after major injury or surgery.
Hypnotherapy for pain management and anaesthesia have been documented since the 1800’s. In 1846 a Scottish surgeon named James Esdaile who was stationed in India, documented nearly 300 major surgeries where he used hypnosis for anaesthesia. James reported that these pain-free surgeries effectively reduced death rates, especially from postoperative shock.
More recent studies of using hypnosis for pain management have been reported.
In 2019 the Annals of Palliative Medicine reported the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for pain issues including chronic pain, acute back pain, and post-surgery pain.
In 2016, a study of women with multiple sclerosis, reported significantly lower pain scale numbers in the participants who used self-hypnosis compared to the control group.
A meta-analysis of published controlled studies in 2002 analysed hypnotherapy with surgical patients to determine if hypnotherapy had a significant beneficial impact. The results showed that surgical patients having hypnotherapy had better outcomes than 89% of patients in control groups.