Pain Management – Hypnotherapy can make a difference to your life
It can now be shown through PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scans that hypnosis directly affects areas of the brain involved in our perception of suffering (the anterior cingulate cortex). During hypnosis, pain control activity in this area is decreased. (Faymonville et al 2000)
This and other research demonstrates that hypnosis has a quantifiable physiological effect which explains its’ benefit. It is because of this type of research that hypnosis is increasingly being used as an adjunct to other methods of pain control.
There are two main types of pain:
• Acute Pain – Pain that is severe but lasts for a short period of time.
• Chronic Pain – Pain that ranges from mild to severe and is present for a long period of time.
If you are experiencing the discomfort of acute or chronic pain, hypnotherapy will allow you to take back some control so that you can manage your pain more effectively.
Please note: it is important that, prior to any therapeutic work, you have consulted your doctor for advice or that you give me permission to consult your doctor for you. This is standard professional practice.