Pain Management

pain management

Repeated clinical studies show the sensation of pain is a function of your cortex and is based off of previous experience and expectations.Hypnosis makes use of this basic principle to reduce pain and help you manage your sense of well-being.

This interpretation is largely based upon history and expectations. This interpretation of the pain signal occurs in specific regions of the brain. These regions of the brain are the same regions that fMRI show hypnosis affects.

The state of hypnosis appears to reduce the activity levels in these interpretive regions as well as assisting in altering the interpretation in a desired direction. Hypnosis can help change the expectations, and thereby the interpretation of the ‘pain’ signal. This results in decreasing the subjective, experienced, pain level.

Pain Management Treatment


Hypnosis has been proven in trial after trial to significantly improve pain symptoms experience with the following:


    • Chronic pain
    • Acute pain
    • Surgery pain
    • Dental pain
    • Cancer


Remission of tinnitus is very possible with a high-quality program that includes hypnosis and bio-energy.  When remission does not initially occur, reducing the volume and emotional stress around tinnitus is extremely beneficial.

Natural Childbirth

Natural childbirth using hypnosis benefits both the mother and the child:

    • Labor time is reduced for a less stressful experience.
    • No medication means no side effects.
    • Quicker recovery time.
    • Higher APGAR scores.
    • The baby’s pre-birth position can also be addressed.

History Of Hypnosis And Pain Management

Hypnosis for sedation was used widely before the development of safe and effective surgical anesthesia. (Chaves & Dworkin, 1997)

In the 19th century, it served as the sole anesthetic for minor and major surgeries in India. Physiologic benefits from hypnosis were observed, but not understood. These benefits included:

    • Decreased heart rate.
    • Decreased respirations.
    • Improved mood.
    • Overall relaxation.

In the past decade, the use of hypnosis has increased as a complementary therapy in the management of pain in the acute care setting as well as in outpatient settings.

It has been shown to be effective in reducing both clinical and experimental pain. (Chaves & Dworkin, 1997; Doody et al., 1991; Montgomery et al., 2000)

The interest to incorporate hypnosis into clinical practice has increased because it is cost-effective. And, recent neuro imaging studies have provided an increased understanding of the mechanism of action of hypnosis. (Patterson & Jensen, 2003)

As more information about negative drug side effects become known, drug free alternatives for pain management will continue to become more popular.

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