Chronic pain (sometimes referred to as long-term pain) is often a complicated issue that can, in some cases, be hard to treat. The pain a chronic pain sufferer has may be resulting from a clear medical condition, however, sometimes there may not be any obvious cause. This doesn’t mean the pain isn’t real; it just makes the treatment a little more complex. If you have a chronic pain condition, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go through it alone. Seeking both medical and therapeutic support is essential.
If you are experiencing pain, the advice would always be to see your doctor, as they will be able to investigate further to find out what’s causing it and how best to treat it. In many cases, a combination of approaches would be used to help reduce the pain, improve mobility and help cope with any emotional implications. These approaches may comprise medications and painkillers; some form of physical therapy (often involving manipulation, stretching and other pain relief exercises); and therapies that look at the link between the body and mind.
Hypnotherapy is one complimentary therapy that addresses the mind-body link and is often recommended for those dealing with long term pain. Using hypnosis and the vast resources of your subconscious mind a Professional Hypnotherapist can help you manage pain related symptoms and help you change the way you cope with pain. If you are considering hypnosis for pain, please do be sure to tell you doctor so that it forms part of your overall pain management plan. Hypnotherapy is regarded by medical professionals as an extremely effective therapy to complement traditional medicine.
Relaxation for pain relief
When we are in pain our bodies typically tense up. The cycle of stress, tension, fear and pain exacerbates the pain sensation making the chronic pain sufferer feel much worse. Stress and anxiety are very common side effects of chronic pain. A hypnotherapist using hypnosis to treat pain would start by focussing initially on relaxation, both physical and mental. This is an extremely effective way to reduce stress and help you manage any fear and anxiety you may have relating to your pain.
Under hypnosis you will be able to tune out your conscious mind to help distract you from your pain. Your hypnotherapist will then use guided visualisation and suggestion therapy techniques to encourage pain relief and relax the nervous system to help it become less reactive to pain, addressing the mind-body link.
Hypnotherapy is a highly effective natural therapy with no other side effects and many people say that it is an effective part of their chronic pain management plan.