Chronic pain is pain that is unrelenting and prevents us from living a normal life. It can be absolutely unrelenting and destroy your ability to function in life. It can also be hard for the people around you to understand how debilitating it can be.
Constant chronic pain is persistent pain that lasts for more than 3 months, or in many cases, beyond normal healing time. It is different from acute pain, such as pain from an injury, which develops quickly and doesn't usually last for long. Chronic pain is a complex condition, and everyone experiences it differently.
Thankfully, Pain Management Hypnotherapy provides a way for you to literally 'dial down the pain' and start living life once again.
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness that comprises of heightened absorption in focal attention, dissociation of peripheral awareness, and enhanced responsiveness to social cues.
Hypnosis has a long tradition of effectiveness in controlling somatic symptoms, such as pain. Pain, the most common symptom in clinical practice, is a multi-dimensional experience, which includes sensory-discriminative, affective-emotional, cognitive and behavioral components.
There is a growing recognition for hypnosis and related techniques in pain management. Psychological approaches to pain control, such as hypnosis, can be highly effective analgesics, but are underused in most clinical settings.
Using hypnosis for pain treatment can be found in records as old as literature from the 1840s. It is difficult to define hypnosis, but it can be seen as an altered state of consciousness that comprises heightened absorption in focal attention, dissociation of peripheral awareness, and an enhanced responsiveness to social cues.
In other words, after induction by the therapist, it is a process of changing the perception, sensation, thought, and behavior of the patient or subject through suggestions to a lessening of pain at all levels.
The pain relief effect of hypnosis can be largely divided into two mechanisms; physical relaxation and perceptual alteration/cognitive distraction. Muscle tension often accompanies the occurrence of pain. When there is pain, the painful area is instinctively withdrawn, and as muscle tension increases, the pain intensifies.
Therefore, when there is an absorption in images that arouse physical relaxation, such as 'floating' or 'lightness', the muscles become relaxed and the pain is significantly reduced via suggestion.
We hear this question all the time:
“What are the different types of pain?”
This is both a simple and a complicated answer. There are five common types of pain, but some pain can fit into more than one category, which is where the complication comes in.
The five most common types of pain are: