Have you ever experienced pain in your back, neck, shoulders, legs or stomach? Are you currently going through this now? Do you fear that the pain will get worse? Medical hypnosis was created for these situations.
Certain medical conditions or treatments - like cancer - bring on unpleasant side effects. Medical hypnosis has proven effective for many people in these circumstances.
How medical hypnosis can eliminate pain and side effects
Many scientific studies have been studied and have written about the power of the mind. It has become a known fact that many illnesses have a psychological component.
These studies conclude that it is within your power to control your physical response to pain, and side effects through the use of the mind.
You have both a conscious mind - that which you are aware of - your thoughts. And then your subconscious mind - what takes place in your mind that you are not aware of. Your subconscious mind is the driving force of your experience.
It can cause pain or aggravate illnesses and pain if you are stressed or anxious. This is why many doctors will tell you to reduce stress when you have a medical condition.
Your subconscious mind can also lessen or silence discomfort altogether. It is that powerful!
Medical Hypnosis case studies on pain and ilness
Case studies consistently show the power of the mind in managing pain by resolving pent-up emotions or just defusing them. This is exactly what medical hypnosis can help you do.
“Hypnosis takes the edge off and makes [patients] feel better. With some, it’s dramatic. It works so well they don’t need pain medicine at all. . . Hypnosis is an astonishingly powerful pain reliever. . . that seems to be useful for virtually every clinical pain problem imaginable.” – Dave Patterson, MD, University of Washington, Harbor View Burn Center
When you are in a very relaxed state of medical hypnosis, it is possible to eliminate or reduce side effects or pain. There is no other method that can help you reach that state of calm like hypnosis can.
“We have shown. . . that hypnosis changes conscious experience in a way not possible when we are not under hypnosis. Our study is a thin edge of a wedge that shows that conscious experience can be changed in a willfully directed way by hypnosis.”
– Kosslyn & Nathaniel Alpert, Harvard Medical School
– Maria Costantini-Ferrando, Will Medical College, Cornell
✓ Has been scientifically proven that pain, illness, and increased side effects are often exasperated by stress, depression, trauma, anger, abuse, fear and even feeling bad about yourself. Oftentimes, when these emotions can be resolved, it will relieve the intensity of pain and side effects.
✓ In hypnosis for wellness, our goal is to bring the mind and body to a state where your body is able to restore itself and function better.
✓ The use of medical hypnosis to relieve pain and speed healing is found in the beginnings of human civilization and the advent of writing. This was well understood by Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine, who himself understood that the mind and body needed to be addressed jointly.
“There is no illness of the body apart from the mind.” — Socrates, 6 BC
While there is not enough room on this page to list all the afflictions that hypnosis techniques have been able to help, here are a few examples: aches, pain, cancer, asthma, blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Hypnosis before surgery, including plastic or elective surgery, can also lessen pain after the procedure. Hypnosis after medical treatments can mean less pain and side effects.
Please note that hypnosis is not a substitute for medical treatment. Please talk to your doctor. Hypnosis is a complementary tool that may benefit you.