As pain is the body’s way of highlighting a problem, it is important that you consult your medical professional to have it thoroughly checked before seeking alternative solutions.
Hypnosis has been used as a method of pain control for centuries.
The first recorded use of hypnotic anaesthesia was for a tooth extraction in 1821 and just two years later it was used for the first time with a woman giving birth. Today, hypnotic anaesthesia is still a popular option for those who have a fear of dentists and cannot even stand the idea of a pain-killing injection.
Equally, if for some reason drugs cannot be used on a patient undergoing an operation, hypnosis is a very valid option. A general anaesthetic produces a loss of consciousness as well as loss of pain. Hypno-anaesthesia, on the other hand, deadens the pain but the patient retains a level of consciousness.
Pain is an essential part of our human armoury. Imagine for a moment not feeling any pain at all. No, it would not be a good thing. It means you would hold your hand in the fire and not know that it was burning. It means that, if you fell, you would not know that you had broken a bone. A person who did not feel pain would not survive for very long.
It is known that the body can, in certain situations, suppress pain. It would not be very practical, for instance, for a soldier to stop and say “ouch” in the middle of hand-to-hand conflict. People in traumatic accidents sometimes do not realise they have lost limbs until afterwards because the pain was “shut off”.
Pain is actually a construction, created in the blood vessels of the outer brain. The body has many pain receptors but “pain” itself is only in the brain. Because it is a construction, it can be de-constructed.
This is nothing new – Aristotle said that pain was nothing more than a psychological feeling – but it has taken modern science and studies to show exactly how and why it functions.
The body’s natural pain-killers are endorphins, released by the pituitary gland.
By accessing the unconscious, it is possible to control the production of endorphins. Using hypnosis, it is possible to numb (say) a hand, and then transfer that sensation to other parts of the body. We can “turn down” the pain too, like turning down the volume on a radio.
After a couple of sessions, you can learn self-hypnosis to help you control pain in the comfort of your own surroundings.
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I live in Haywards Heath, West Sussex and I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre, also in Haywards Heath.
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