Struggling with pain can be extremely unpleasant and in the least bit immensely frustrating, whether it’s acute or chronic pain. Most of the time, intense pain can lead to stress and likewise stress can trigger and worsen one’s physical pain. This stress and pain takes a toll on your body and negatively impacts your life, disabling you from normal day-to-day activities.
When looking to solutions or ways to alleviate this distressing pain, many often turn to medication or drugs. While your pain is temporarily subdued, almost all drugs have frightening side effects and soon your pain will return. Now it may seem like there is no solution to your pain, but luckily Hypnotherapy Los Angeles is an effective way to take away any distressing aches.
You may be wondering what hypnotherapy is or how hypnosis for pain works. The basic definition of hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a healing technique. Hypnosis works by changing a patient’s consciousness or state of mind, so that the conscious mind is concealed and the subconscious mind comes in front.
There are also two different types of hypnotherapy:
- Traditional Hypnosis – a therapist gives instructions or suggestions to the patient’s unconscious mind.
- Ericksonian Hypnosis – a therapist used metaphors or broader suggestions and ideas to the patient’s unconscious mind.
No matter what type of hypnotherapy, this type of therapy is extremely helpful and sufficient in controlling one’s pain. Studies have shown that hypnotherapy can be useful in relieving childbirth pain, surgical pain, and dental pain. Hypnosis is also effective with pre- and -post surgery. In 1996, the National Institute of Health Technology Assessment Panel Report considered hypnosis as a practical and effective solution to treat pain associated with cancer and many other pain conditions. Helen Crawford, professor emeritus of psychology at Virginia Tech reports that pain is an awareness created by the brain. Any pain or ache can be treated when your mind and brain rather than your pain is in control.
Specifically for chronic suffering from chest pain, lower back pain, headaches, to gastrointestinal pain, hypnosis successfully reduces pain. According to studies, more than 70 million people in the United States have chronic pain. Techniques which are helpful with pain treatment include progressive or systemic muscle relaxation, autogenic training, and breathing. Progressive muscle relaxation allows one to notice differences between tension and relaxation. Autogenic training helps by using imagery and body awareness. Lastly, breathing techniques can effectively relieve one’s stress.
All these components of hypnotherapy will relieve your pain and help you feel great again. Let your mind be in control with the help of Hypnotherapy Los Angeles. Eliminate your pain and feel the change to a positive and happy life.