Monday, 3 April 2017

Pain Management

If you are suffering from long term physical pain which may also be causing you stress and anxiety, leaving you feeling exhausted and fatigued, consider hypnotherapy for pain control. This gentle form of therapy can be very effective in helping to alleviate the symptoms of pain as well as helping with the emotional strain that pain can cause during every day life.

Pain control therapy can be used to help treat two types of pain, this type of therapy works with both acute pain and chronic pain. To elaborate, Acute pain can often be the result of an accident or injury and is often treatable by the use of pain killers or complementary therapies such as massage, physiotherapy or hypnosis. Chronic pain can often be the result of an illness or long standing health condition. The help you may have been offered by the medical profession may not be helping you to manage your chronic pain condition. To treat your chronic pain condition you may have been prescribed medication or offered pain management classes, although these methods can often be beneficial, you may feel that you are not in control with the treatment of your chronic pain condition.

When you are experiencing the symptoms of either an acute or chronic pain condition, there are often physical, mental and emotional problems to deal with as well. Your body may tense up leading to a fatigue like state that causes muscular pain and tiredness which then adds to your existing feelings of discomfort and pain. You may also be experiencing emotional stress and feelings of anxiety which may compound your pain issues causing a very uncomfortable physical and psychological condition which can be hard to cope with, in addition, acute or chronic pain condition can also have a negative impact on your family/friends and carers lives.

Pain control therapy can be a very effective process used in conjunction with hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy sessions differ from conventional medical treatment, by offering a gentle non invasive way of diverting your mind’s responses away from your current feelings of pain by implementing a hypnotherapy pain block, this can provide relief to the area of the body that is affected by pain. Hypnotherapy can also reduce or limit the pain you are experiencing and encourage feelings of relaxation and calmness. With a peaceful mind and a relaxed body, take control of your acute or chronic pain condition and begin to manage your pain and life in a more positive way.

Meditation is another effective method of stress relief and pain management, using Relaxation techniques is a great way to help with stress management. Relaxation isn't just about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby. Relaxation is a process that decreases the effects of stress on your mind and body. Relaxation techniques can help you cope with everyday stress and with stress related to various health problems, such as cancer and pain.

Whether your stress is spiralling out of control or you've already got it tamed, you can benefit from learning relaxation techniques. Learning basic relaxation techniques is easy. Relaxation techniques also are often free or low cost, pose little risk, and can be done just about anywhere.

When faced with numerous responsibilities and tasks or the demands of an illness, relaxation techniques may take a back seat in your life. But that means you might miss out on the health benefits of relaxation.
Practicing relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms by:

 • Slowing your heart rate
 • Lowering blood pressure
 • Slowing your breathing rate
 • Reducing activity of stress hormones
 • Increasing blood flow to major muscles
 • Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
 • Improving concentration and mood
 • Lowering fatigue
 • Reducing anger and frustration
 • Boosting confidence to handle problems

To get the most benefit, use relaxation techniques along with other positive coping methods, such as thinking positively, finding humour, problem-solving, managing time, exercising, getting enough sleep, and reaching out to supportive family and friends.

There are several main types of relaxation techniques, including:

Autogenic Relaxation: Autogenic means something that comes from within you. In this relaxation technique, you use both visual imagery and body awareness to reduce stress. You repeat words or suggestions in your mind to reduce muscle tension. Affirmations are a brilliant method that can help with this relaxation technique, to do this you write a series of words that can inspire confidence and then repeat them to yourself when needed.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation: in this relaxation technique, you focus slowly on tensing and then relaxing each muscle group. This helps you focus on the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. You become more aware of physical sensations.

Visualisation: You form mental images to take a visual journey to a peaceful, calming place or situation, this will calm the body and encourage positive thoughts.

Guided Relaxation: in this relaxation technique, you listen to a guided voice or pattern to relax, this could be a recording or visual moving pattern on a screen which could then work as both self meditation or hypnotherapy.

When practiced along side Hypnotherapy, meditation can greatly improve your quality of life by creating a positive and relaxed vibe which reduces stress and helps with overall physical and mental health, as shown above there is a long list of benefits to meditation, even if it is practiced at home without the aid of a guide there are meditation methods such as the Autogenic technique that can produce very effective results, when paired with Hypnotherapy the results of these practices can be astonishing.

Please seek professional advice i.e. GP or Consultant for any pain related and medical condition.

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