Most hypnotherapists work with pain problem primarily in conjunction with appropriate healing arts professionals. This is because pain often is a symptom of a problem rather than the problem itself. A headache might be migraine; it also might be a brain tumor. A medical diagnosis is important.
However, properly used hypnosis can reduce pain, alleviate anxiety, remove fears of dentistry or surgery, eliminate or reduce the need for injections or other applications of chemical anesthesia, promote comfort and healing and expedite recovery. It is becoming more common in dentistry, obstetrics, burn treatment and emergency room trauma.
In accomplishing the above it is evident that hypnotherapy can prove dramatically effective in dealing with medically-related stress situations.
Researched and prepared by NGH, published as a public information service by Asya Rivinson, hypnotherapist