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  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Migraine Headaches.

What ever it is, you want it to stop!  

     The use of hypnosis for pain management and control has been used throughout history. In more modern times it has been documented in the 19th century with the works of Dr. James Esdaile. He had reported on 345 major operations where hypnosis (then called mesmerism or mesmeric sleep) was the only anesthetic used on patients in British controlled India. As time went on, hypnosis fell in and out of favor with the established medical communities of the different countries yet always being championed by those who knew the potential and power of the mind to control pain when properly instructed. In the 20th century, more and more dentists discovered the pain-relieving potential of hypnosis and by the 1950s, it was regularly taught to dentists across the country. In the last 60 years, hypnosis has become common practice for women in childbirth. Today, more and more procedures are done with hypnosis either as help with anesthesia or being the only anesthesia used. Now hypnosis for chronic pain control and management is helping people regain a quality of life that they may not have had in years.

     Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are medical conditions whose causes are little known. And while their causes are a mystery, the pain and discomfort is real for those who suffer from them. Too often they are told to either learn to live with it or to get over it because it is just in their head. But the pain is very real. Chronic pain and migraine sufferers also share similar accusations and disbelief from those who have never experienced them. But hypnosis has been shown to be an effective tool to overcome these and other related problems.

     Below we have listed some data supporting the positive use of hypnosis in pain management and control as well as other related medical problems. Please note that with these conditions and any other diagnosed medical condition, we require a signed medical referral (downloadable pdf) from your medical provider.

     Call us at 717-872-7561 to make your appointment. You can make your life better with hypnosis and we are here to help you make it happen. Call 717-872-7561.

     Conclusions based on a 30 year study of the use of hypnosis on migraines.

1. More than 70% learned to decrease the number and intensity of their headaches with hypnosis.
2. Hypnotherapy is equal to or better than the medication and/or biofeedback.
3. Hypnotherapy has no side effects, risk of adverse reactions and the ongoing expense of medications currently used.
4. Hypnotherapy for migraine relief meets the clinical research criteria for being well established and efficacious treatment.
5. Significant relief can be achieved in 4 to 8 sessions.
6. Over a 6 months period of time, patients have maintained their success and improvement.
Sources for this study:
1. Anderson, J. A. D., Basker, M. D., & Dalton, R (1975). Migraine and hypnotherapy, The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 23, 48-58.
2. Andreychuk, T, & Skriver, C. (1975). Hypnosis and biofeedback in the treatment of migraine headache. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 23 172-183.
3. Emmerson, G. H., & Trexler, G. (1999). An hypnotic intervention for migraine control. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 27, 54-61
4. Hammond, D. C. (2007). Review of the efficacy of clinical hypnosis and headaches and migraines. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 55 (2), 207-219.
5. Olness, K., MacDonald, J. T., & Uden, D. L. (1987), Comparison of self-hypnosis and propranolol in the treatment of the juvenile classic migraine. Pediatrics, 79, 593-597
6. Spanos, N. P., et al. (1993). Hypnotic suggestion and placebo for the treatment of chronic headache in the university volunteer sample. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 17, 191-205.

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