Hypnosis for Pain Management, Part I

It has of course long been known that hypnosis can be very effective in pain control. A flurry of research findings in recent years however, has engendered articles and stories in the popular media.

Hypnosis has shown itself to be effective for preoperative anxiety as well as lowering the amount of anesthesia required during surgery and the amount of painkillers necessary for pain control postoperatively.

ABC news recently ran a story about a woman who used a hypnosis recording to ease her anxiety before going into breast surgery. She reported that hypnosis helped her to move from a state of panic to a place of quiet acceptance of her upcoming necessary surgery.

Read Hypnosis for Pain Management, Part II.

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