Hypnosis can be used to help relieve pain. Whilst it's no substitute for a medical examination, you can use various hypnotic techniques to reduce or even eliminate pain.
So what is the relationship between hypnosis and pain relief? Simply, hypnosis works with your mind and the symptoms of pain also make themselves known through your mind.
We all have different levels that we associate with pain. One person's definition of agony can be another person's mild irritation.
What hypnosis does is work with your subconscious to redirect the pain indicators.
Hypnosis has been shown to work well with the pain often associated with giving birth. To the extent that there are growing numbers of people who have given birth with the only “pain killer" being hypnosis.
Sufferers of chronic pain have also had considerable success with hypnotic pain relief. Many people who suffer from arthritis and other age related diseases swear by their daily hypnosis sessions. Likewise, sufferers of knee and hip pain have also reported success.
One of the weirdest uses of hypnosis for pain relief is to relieve the pain of a phantom limb. If you're unfortunate enough to have lost an arm or a leg, it just adds insult to injury to still feel pain in the missing limb. Hypnosis can help with this kind of pain as well as the forms of pain that most of society would regard as more “normal".
If you regularly suffer from pain, you owe it to yourself to investigate the use of hypnosis to reduce the pain you are experiencing.
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