Pain Management

Pain itself is an essential element in our survival. In fact, acute pain is our body’s way of telling us we are being damaged and we’d better do something about it — fast!
Without this kind of pain, our very survival would be threatened.

It’s when pain serves no useful purpose, when we have nothing to learn from its message, that we need some way of forcefully handling it. Medication can only do so much, and there is some pain that even powerful medicines have difficulty controlling. Headaches, back pain and arthritis are just some of the chronic pains that can make our lives really difficult.

While the source of the pain may be located somewhere in the body, signals have to reach the brain before we become aware of this. In fact, there’s a saying in hypnosis chronic pain control: ‘There is no pain until it reaches the brain’

In fact, pain is both physical and psychological. The simple existence of psychological pain – phantom limb pain, for example, where pain continues to be felt in an amputated body part  – clearly demonstates the fact that the brain itself is capable of not only interpreting messages of pain that come from the body, but that it can even initiate these messages independent of any physical cause. Such pain can be as real and intense as pain coming from any injury.

If you have experienced pain for any length of time, you may very well have the feeling that you are condemned to suffering from that pain for the rest of your life. And few things are as soul-destoying as having to endure this.

Hypnosis Can Help You Manage Chronic Pain

Hypnosis used for pain control and pain management offers help where medication and alternative medicine may not be working. In hypnosis, and then through self-hypnosis, the person suffering from ongoing pain is taught to alter the brain’s perception of the pain message, to turn down its intensity. It does not cure you it helps you to manage the pain, thus giving you a sense of control over it.