Pain Management Treatment

Pain Management – don’t suffer unnecessarily…

Many people ask if hypnosis can really be used to treat chronic pain; is it successful and scientifically proven?

Hypnosis is a widely practiced and time-tested method for managing pain. Hypnosis was first utilised by physicians over 100 years ago as a way to help patients in pain. Early pioneers in the area of hypnosis used it to block the pain of amputations, before chemical anaesthetics were available. Although hypnotism has been utilised by many as a form of alternative medical therapy for many centuries, it remains today under close scientific scrutiny within the medical community.

How does Hypnosis Help?

Enough research has been done over the years to prove that hypnosis is an effective tool to help in the management of all kinds of pain, including back pain, cancer pain, labour pains during childbirth, dental anaesthesia, headaches and migraines, arthritis and rheumatism. The brain itself does not feel pain, but instead sends signals to the rest of the body in the form of pain to let you know something is wrong. Pain control hypnosis teaches your brain to redirect your energy away from experiencing pain.

Hypnosis offers a rare window into the mind-body connection, revealing clues about the power and control the mind has to both increase pain, and reduce it. Hypnotism is an important piece of the mind-body puzzle that allows one’s mind and state of consciousness the ability to take charge over the type of pain you are experiencing. Although hypnotism may not be able to cure the underlying cause of pain, in most cases, it can help patients manage it.

How Do you Treat Pain Management?

At Elite Clinics we only treat pain management after a client has consulted their doctor first, because pain is a symptom of something being wrong with your body and / or your mind.

If the primary cause of the pain is physical, then the client can be taught to induce anaesthesia in the painful area. In these situations our aim is to reduce the pain, but not eliminate it: the residual discomfort reminds the client that there is a physical condition which needs to be or is being treated and warns them not to overdo it.

Sometimes pain may result from a number of non-medical or non-physical causes and people feeling the weight of intolerable guilt from a real or imagined experience inflict pain on themselves to get rid of the guilt. In this situation the objective is to help the clients to forgive themselves and once they are released from their real or imagined mistakes the pain will be resolved.

It is documented in Dr. Bernie Siegel’s book “Love, Medicine and Miracles”, that hypnosis has been successfully used to help speed up recovery time after major operations such as hip replacements. Patients who are given positive suggestions under hypnosis that they will only suffer a minimal amount of post-operative bleeding, do, in fact, recover much faster than patients who are not given any hypnotherapy treatment prior to their operation.