Pain Management

Pain is a complex and multi-faceted phenomenon that can result from a variety of physiological and psychological factors. At its core, pain serves as a protective mechanism, alerting the body to potential harm or injury. Physical causes of pain include tissue damage, inflammation, nerve compression, and chronic conditions like arthritis. These types of pain are often referred to as neuropathic pain and are primarily driven by physiological processes within the body. They can range from acute, temporary discomfort to chronic, long-lasting conditions that significantly impact quality of life.


Pain can also have a psychological component. Psychological factors, such as emotions, thoughts, and perceptions, can influence the experience and perception of pain, this is known as psychosomatic pain. For instance, stress, anxiety, depression, and past traumas can amplify pain perception and make it feel more intense. In some cases, individuals may experience pain without clear physical causes.


Historically, hypnosis was employed as an alternative form of anaesthesia for medical procedures in the 19th century when traditional anaesthesia methods were limited. During this period, pioneering surgeons like James Esdaile and James Braid explored the use of hypnosis to manage pain during surgeries. They induced a trance-like state in patients, leading to deep relaxation and focused attention, and then offered suggestions to reduce or eliminate pain sensations during the procedures. 

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Hypnotic suggestions aimed to create analgesia by altering the perception of pain. Despite its historical use, hypnosis remains relevant in modern medicine for complementary pain management. Using similar techniques to Esdaile and Braid, I can assist you in reducing or even eliminating pain.  


Please book an appointment today to learn how hypnosis can help with pain management.

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