Pain is a complex disorder. It’s a signal – the body’s warning system that protects us from damage or warns us that something is wrong. It would be potentially dangerous and foolhardy to ignore or eliminate a meaningful pain and pain patients would be required to obtain their doctor’s or medical practitioner’s permission before undertaking hypnosis.
The Brain, and how it affects our psychological and emotional processes, influences how we interpret the pain messages and how we tolerate pain. It can be affected by our:
- Emotional and psychological state
- Memories of past pain experiences
- Beliefs and Values
- Social and cultural influences
The Brain has both Pain and Pleasure Centres which are located in the Limbic-Hypothalamic region. PET Scan studies show that during hypnosis both muscular and mental relaxation occurs which then results in the inhibition of pain transmission, thereby proving that Hypnotherapy is most effective when used for both CHRONIC and ACUTE pain relief and management.
Some of the Pain issues treated successfully with Hypnotherapy include:
- Back pain / injuries
- Dental work
- Nerve damage
- Palliative care
- Phantom limb pain (research has shown that hypnosis has had impressive results in treating this kind of pain).
- Post-operative pain
- Sports injuries and much more…
Monica has been trained for medical hypnosis by Dr. Anna Zohrabian MD, PhD, FBAMH, and Dr. Rumi Peynovska MD, MSc., FBAMH, both of Medical Hypnotherapy and the Charing Cross Hospital.