Hypnosis and pain management

Very interesting blog by ‘Rethinking Pain’ on hypnosis and pain management. Hypnotherapy has definitely helped me to manage my fibromyalgia pain and associated depression and anxiety. Please get in touch if you need help.


Hypnosis has been dimonstrated being a powerful and succesfull tool in the treatment of pain (acute and chronic). However the success of hypnosis in the relief of pain is not empiric but supported by hundreds of papers in literature (Lee at al, 2012). Hypnotic analgesia has been shown as a quick and safe technique that can be used in any environment (Patterson DR et al, 2003), in any situation with anyone and it is extremely flexible and completely tailored on patients’ symptoms and necessities.

The fields of application include:

  • Musculoskeletal pain (acute and chronic): low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, temporomandibular pain . (Simon EP et al, 2000) (Elkins et al, 2007)
  • Headaches and migraines (Hammond DC, 2007)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) (Siddiqui et al. 2000) (Lebon J et al, 2017)
  • Fybromialgia (Haanen HC et al, 1991) (Bernardy et al, 2011) (Picard P et al…

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