For many doctors, in the U.S. and abroad, hypnosis is now a viable tool to manage the types of pain often asscoiated with :
And in someparts of the world, doctors are finding out how the mind-body system views pain are and coming up with more incredible applications for hypnosis.
Pain starts as just a signal from the body to the mind - That signal then travels up the spine in a relay race to the neocortex (the part of the brain responsible for how you respond to pain) - The mind then tells your bodyhow to respond to that particular signal or pain.
On it's way, the pain signal passes through what's called the "dorsal horn"-which acts like a gateway to your neocortex and research shows us that psychological-emotional factors like stress, anxiety, and depression can OPEN THE FLOOD GATES (sort to speak) causing unrelenting, constant pain that never seems to subside BUT this gateway works both ways. Science has shown that this gateway, the one responsible for the "pain" response, can be closed the other way or even shut entirely to dial back and alleviate the pain.
The NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information, published an article exploring hypnosis and the managment of pain from:
Now knowing how the body transmits and recieves the signals often labeled as pain you can begin exploring your "psychological-emotional" mindscape to pinpoint and identify the emotions linked to certain pain and RE-MIND your map so that you can make room for what helps you feel more comfartable and at ease.
Furthermore, The American Psychological Association in 2004 wrote that 75% of clinical and experimental participants with different types of pain obtained substantial pain relief from hypnotic techniques.
Also saying that,
"hypnotic strategies are equivalent or more effective than other treatments for both acute and chronic pain, and they are likely to save both money and time for patients and clinicians."