“Following a clinical hypnotherapy trial at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, England, researchers say that hypnotherapy can help patients who experience non-cardiac chest pain…Past research into pain control using hypnosis as a means of controlling the way the brain processes sensory information has indicated that a patient’s emotional response to pain can be influenced with hypnosis. This has been confirmed within the field of neuroscience using brain scans to identify which parts of the brain are affected by hypnosis and the experience of pain…It has also been suggested that hypnosis can be effective in reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach…”
By Stephen Brooks, admin at the British Hypnosis Research and Training Institute. Posted on July 9, 2013. Read whole post by clicking here.
This interesting post reminds us that “There is always a mind-body connection with any problem that is presented in psychotherapy” and that “pain is a message. It is a warning to ‘take care’ of the body.” For this reason pain should not simply be removed nor reduced unless a medical diagnosis assures us that there is no serious physiological condition behind that symptom. Hypnotherapists are advised to work in collaboration with the doctor in charge whenever possible. Also hypnotherapists are advised to encourage their patients to take the appropriate medical tests which will reveal the existence or not of a particular condition, and to never encourage them to stop or reduce medication unless their doctor advises them to do so.