Hypnosis has been used successfully in the treatment of all kinds of painful conditions, including headaches, cancer, burns, surgical procedures, dental conditions, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other conditions. Whether the pain is as a result from surgery, injury, illness or disease, hypnosis can be of benefit.
People suffering from acute or chronic pain can get substantial pain relief from hypnosis.
To reduce the discomfort to a manageable level or even to eliminate it altogether is one of the most meaningful applications of clinical hypnosis which allows the person to become more comfortable and in control in the management of their own pain.
A person is capable of using his or her mind to change the perception of the discomfort and this ability is amplified with hypnosis. With training, you can learn the techniques for creating analgesia or anaesthesia. Using and practicing these skills can help increased management and relief from pain.
The fact that pain levels can be altered through hypnosis does not indicate that the person's suffering is psychogenic. Instead, it indicates that our experience of our bodies can be changed.