Hypnosis for chronic pain

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Image: ‘Back-ache !!!!!!!!!!!’
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16210667@N02/9046360969
Found on flickrcc.net

“In the past decade there has been a dramatic increase in (1) understanding the neurophysiological components of the pain experiences, (2) randomized clinical trials testing the efficacy of hypnotic treatments on chronic pain, and (3) laboratory research examining the effects of hypnosis on the neurophysiological processes implicated in pain. Work done in these areas has not only demonstrated the efficacy of hypnosis for treating chronic pain but is beginning to shed light on neurophysiological processes that may play a role in its effectiveness. This paper reviews a selection of published studies from these areas of research, focusing on recent findings that have the most potential to inform both clinical work and research in this area. The paper concludes with research and clinical recommendations for maximizing treatment efficacy based on the research findings that are available…” Read whole article by clicking here.

Transl Behav Med. 2012 March; 2(1): 65–72.
Published online 2011 November 16. doi:  10.1007/s13142-011-0084-5
PMCID: PMC3717822

Neurophysiology of pain and hypnosis for chronic pain

 

 

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About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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