What if you were told that there is a way to reduce pain and heal faster without taking any kind of medication?
You would be open to it, right? Especially if you consider that in the last two decades over 218,000 people have died from opioid prescribed pain medication.
Using hypnosis for chronic pain wouldn’t seem like a bad idea to reduce and possibly eliminate the need for prescription drugs.
If you are suffering from pain or about to go through a tough medical procedure, you owe it to yourself to learn more about hypnosis.
Read on to find out how hypnosis can control your pain.
Traditional Pain Management
First, let’s discuss the common and physical way to relieve pain. These types of techniques include taking medication, conducting invasive surgery, or going through long-term rehabilitation.
While in many cases these strategies work well, they do not solve the problem completely.
Medication must be taken for long periods, if not forever, depending on the case. Surgery may not work or cause other complications. Rehabilitation helps with mobility, but not always the aftermath of pain.
The problem with these methods is that they only address the physical aspect of pain. Pain is physical, but it is your mind that processes pain signals. If we change your thinking, it alters the perception and severity of these pain signals.
By addressing the mental side of pain, you can acquire the ability to reduce or eliminate your pain by changing your subconcsious thought patterns.
This is where hypnosis for pain management comes into play.
How to Use Hypnosis for Chronic Pain
The use of hypnosis as a way to distract patients from pain during surgery has been used for centuries as a replacement or addition to anesthesia.
It has even been utilized for relieving anxiety pre-procedure and for post-op healing. The power of suggestion trains your mind to stay calm and alters the pain receptors in your brain, leading to better surgical results.
This practice reduces the cost and danger of sedation during procedures and lowers rehabilitation periods.
Hypno-birthing during childbirth directs the focus on the end result rather than the pain. Also, instead of taking pain medication, the body naturally creates pain-killing hormones like adrenaline and pleasure hormones like oxytocin.
During the healing process, hypnosis can encourage positivity while making you truly believe that there is very little or no pain. This can drastically speed up recovery after undergoing surgery and lead to improvements during rehabilitation.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
When many people think of hypnosis, they imagine a stage hypnotist working with a group of people to perform funny acts. While I believe stage hypnosis is a great way to showcase the power of the mind, it could lead some people to be skeptical about the use of hypnosis for personal issues such as pain management.
Clinical hypnosis is different than the kind displayed on a stage for an audience. It is much more individually focused and works to change deeply rooted negative thought patterns.
It works by concentrating on an idea, a part of the body, or habit so vigorously that every other thought is blocked from your consciousness.
Imagine when you are deep in thought and someone is asking you a question. You might not even hear them or recognize their presence.
In controlled hypnosis, the mind is put in this focused-state, then a trained hypnotherapist makes suggestions that you can hear. This makes the brain responsive to behavior alterations, but it is still the choice of the patient.
The result is the replacement of negative thoughts with positive ones that motivate the patient into changing once they return to a normal waking state.
What Happens in a Hypnosis Session?
If you have ever been to a regular therapy session, hypnotherapy begins in a similar way. You may discuss your personal life, ask questions about the process, and figure out the source or reason for your visit.
Next, the hypnotherapist will help you relax your mind. This will depend on the person. It may take several attempts with different techniques and some time to achieve.
This is when the real therapy begins. In a hypnotic state, you are more willing to open up your thought process. When relaxed, you are also more willing to accept suggestions to alter negative behavioral patterns.
The therapist will learn more about the source of your problem this way. When using hypnosis for pain management, the therapist will provide suggestions to minimize the effect of pain in your mind.
They may also suggest healthy ways to combat the pain by way of exercise and proper diet.
If this will be your first hypnosis session, you can read more about what to expect here.
Can Anyone Be Hypnotized?
Anyone who is willing and accepting of the practice of hypnosis can be hypnotized. For some, it may take alternate methods and strategies. You experience hypnosis on a daily basis. Any time you daydream, “zone out” or find yourself totally locked into a book or movie, you are experiencing a state of hypnosis.
Eliminate Your Chronic Pain Today!
Deciding to use hypnosis for chronic pain management could be a life changing decision for you. Imagine, experiencing little or no pain without having to take dangerous pain medications or resorting to self medicating (such as alcohol or other drugs). Think about being able to function during the day and to sleep at night without pain.
Take your first step by contacting us to schedule your hypnosis session.
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