“The 12-member National Institute of Health Technology Assessment Panel on Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia (1996)
reviewed outcome studies on hypnosis with cancer pain and concluded that research evidence was strong and that other evidence suggested hypnosis may be effective with some chronic pain, including tension headaches.”
As a kid I remember seeing my mother wrap a scarf tight around her head to try to control her migraine pain. Those were the days before Imitrex and the other migraine relief medicines commonly prescribed today.
Even as we pop pills when we’re desperate for pain relief, sitting quiety on the sidelines is another way to manage pain. A way that requires no medication at all. Drug-free pain relief.
In 2006, the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis updated a 1996 literature review about using hypnosis with chronic pain — and said the evidence was strong that hypnosis can work. So you might wonder why more migraine sufferers and even those with cancer pain aren’t told they can try hypnosis. I certainly wonder.
Even the Migraine Treatment Centers of America tout hypnosis as an effective pain relief method for those debilitating headaches. But I’ll bet your doctor never mentioned it.
Migraine sufferers: I know it’s easier to pop a pill for pain relief. But why take a medication if you might not need to? That’s what my husband discovered after surgery, when he used my audio imagery for pain relief and never once opened his bottle of oxy.
At A Healing Spirit, I offer pain management hypnosis that can be done via Skype, a custom guided imagery to help with your specific pain, or our off-the-shelf audio imagery for pain management. Our downloadable audio requires no work on your part. Simply download, pop in some ear buds and prepare to relax and manage your pain. Without drugs.
We’re offering a special price of $2.99 on our off-the-shelf downloadable guided imagery for pain relief from today through Sunday, Sept.24. Enter the code MIG upon checkout.
By the way, this audio is helpful for any kind of pain. That’s right. Just sayin’.
And if you’d like to discuss whether hypnosis is right for your pain, hit me up at Carol (at) ahealingspirit.org