Pain Management

Woman holding her head with a pained expression on her face.

Reduce pain

PAIN itself is an essential element in our survival. Its a unique symptom that varies from person to person.In fact, acute pain is our body’s way of telling us we are being damaged and we’d better do something about it — fast!
Without this kind of pain, our very survival would be threatened.

So what is pain?

The answer to this question seems obvious – pain is just pain, right? Yes thats true, but pain is not all the same. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.” However, pain is a symptom that cannot be objectively assessed. I can’t look at a patient and know precisely what hurts, how badly, and what the pain feels like. Pain, therefore, is whatever the person experiencing it says it is.
Pain can be divided into two categories: acute pain and chronic pain.

Definition: Acute painis pain that comes on quickly and usually lasts a short time. It serves as a warning of injury or illness. Acute pain can range from mild to severe and is often caused by an injury or sudden illness. Examples of things that may cause acute pain include:

  • A broken bone
  • Dental work
  • Surgery
  • Childbirth
  • Burns and cuts
  • Gallstones

Definition: Chronic painis pain that persists for an extended period time despite treatment of its underlying cause. It can be a result of a long-term illness, such as cancer and arthritis, or a lingering result of an injury. Common complaints and causes of chronic pain include:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia

Chronic pain may be caused by an injury or illness, but many causes of chronic pain aren’t known. Treatment for chronic pain may include medications, physical therapy, electrical stimulation, alternative therapies (acupuncture, acupressure, massage, yoga, etc,) counseling, as well as many other therapies.



Did you know that

Historically, hypnosis has been very effective in relieving pain. “Hypnotic suggestions relieved the pain of 75 percent of 933 subjects participating in 27 different experiments. The pain-relieving effect of hypnosis is often substantial, and in a few cases the degree of relief matches or exceeds that provided by morphine.”

The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

Hypnosis used for pain control and pain management offers help where medication and alternative medicine have failed. In hypnosis, and then through self-hypnosis, the person suffering from ongoing pain is taught to alter the brain’s perception of the pain message, to turn down its intensity.

All hypnosis is, essentially, self-hypnosis and once you have experienced the trance state, it’s a relatively simple matter to learn how to re-enter it at will and reap the benefits.

Best of all hypnosis uses no drugs or chemicals, which means there are none of the side-effects that drugs and chemicals have. Unlike some medications for extreme pain, which feel like they have turned us into a zombie, we can be fully alert mentally and still enjoy the pleasure of having no discomfort thanks to hypnotic pain management