HYPNOSIS FOR CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF
Control of your pain without drugs
Hypnosis has been found to be more effective than other non-pharmacologic interventions, such as physical therapy and pain education. There is growing evidence to suggest that hypnosis has greater influence on the effects of pain rather than the sensation of pain.
Hypnosis may be able to provide analgesia, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, improve mood, and reduce the need for opioids. Further, hypnosis can enhance the efficacy of other well-established treatments for pain.
You can learn effective self-hypnosis techniques to reduce or eliminate your chronic pain as well as reduce or eliminate opioid medication use.
One out of three Americans has an opioid prescription for pain control. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the United States die every day from opioid overdoses. In 2017, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance abuse disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers.
*In 2019, in Canada, there were 3,823 deaths caused by opioid overdoses.
Opioid medications are indicated and effective for acute pain control. They are meant to be used for a few days only. Taking opiates for longer than 3 days can be extremely problematic in that the chances of getting addicted start increasing. As the drug wears off you get rebound pain, and the pain gets worse. That’s what gets people addicted.
Did you know that pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined? Pain is the most common reason Americans access the health care system. And that chronic pain (pain that persists for longer than 6 months) is the most common cause of long-term disability?
In the last 15 years, hypnosis for pain management has been exhaustively researched. With modern technology, MRIs, PET scans, etc., researchers have been able to prove that changes take place in the brain while in hypnosis. The evidence is compelling that Hypnosis can be extremely successful in helping people reduce pain".
You must have a doctor's note / written referral to receive hypnosis for pain management. I can email you a request for a referral note that you can take to your doctor.
Hypnosis is not appropriate for individuals who have been diagnosed with epilepsy, MPD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia and other significant psychiatric illness.