Hypnosis is an astonishingly effective way of reducing – and even removing – pain responses. Some of the most impressive uses you’ll see of hypnosis is where it is being used for pain control. I recently watched a program where a woman had two front teeth removed with only hypnosis for anesthesia – you can’t argue with that! But how is it done, and how can you begin to use hypnosis to reduce your pain?
One of the problems with chronic pain management is that the brain adapts to pain-killing drugs, requiring higher and higher doses. Hypnosis works in a different way, causing the brain to stop responding to pain signals.
Hypnosis has been used for centuries to control pain. From major amputations to the resetting of broken limbs, hypnosis is excellent for producing analgesia and anesthesia. ‘Analgesia’ is the absence of pain, whereas ‘anesthesia’ means absence of any sensation.
A person’s psychological attitudes, beliefs, expectations and wellbeing all have direct effects on the way they experience pain. Depression, anxiety, boredom and relaxation all influence the intensity of physical pain. The mind and body influence one another. Hypnosis can be used to influence both psychological reference to the pain and physical experience of it.
Contact me today to discuss how we can work together to get you back to a pain free state!