Hypnosis for pain is probably overlooked in this day and age.
For thousands of years however hypnosis has been used to overcome. Agony that a person would experience during headaches, injuries, or even an operation. Ancient Egyptians however used hypnosis even for brain surgery.
Today in the wars and battlefields of the world, hypnosis is used to alleviate pain when field surgery supplies are scarce or unavailable.
A great proportion of rheumatic, muscular, and arthritic pains can also be helped with hypnosis.
Certainly some pains may have a physical cause requiring a medical intervention. However a major portion of pain is amplified by the mind. Fear magnifies any pains, Fear itself is often the cause of great pain.
Hypnosis is an extremely effective solution.
Just thinking of it can create the most intensely painful experience.
Endurance athletes overcome it by concentrating on other things, what they are doing, even experiencing the sport they love. That distraction alone can make sport a much more pleasant experience.
How can Hypnosis help with Pain?
Hypnosis can help alleviate or in some cases overcome pains by working upon the subconscious mind. This helps the brain to change the perception of it to being or feeling like something else. Easing discomfort by distracting from the pains and concentrating upon something else helps wonderfully. Even eliminating the fear that magnified it, and creating the feeling that something does not or will not hurt.
During childbirth for example, the fear of pain can create an agonizing experience. Muscles contract unduly because of the fears of a painful experience.
Relaxing during childbirth by utilizing hypnosis can alleviate a larger part of suffering during childbirth. The muscles involved relax considerably and a much more pleasant experience can be had by the mother.
Phantom pains can be also helped with hypnosis. Pains may persist in a limb which has been destroyed or removed. They can remain in a part of the body which has been repaired, and which keeps recurring for no apparent reason.
One such case was lady who had a tooth implant drilled through the jaw into nerves and cartilage beneath, creating agonizing pain. Even when the tooth was removed and nerves repaired, this agony continued. The body had been suffering for nine years. But the physical causes had been removed.
Only when hypnosis was used did the body realize that the pain was gone. The fear which made it continue it was gone, the agony no longer necessary.
Hypnosis may be the one method you haven’t used to help you so far, and may well be the solution to your problems.
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