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Simply put, pain is your body’s warning system that protects you from hurt or provides a warning that something is wrong somewhere in your body. It is a natural way of alerting the body of danger. The number one complaint seen in the physician’s office is pain.
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Between 70% and 90% of the population experiences some type of headache at some point in their lives. Between 10% and 20% has chronic headache problems. Low back pain is even more common: 80% of the population also has low back pain at some point in their lives, and close to 30% report having low back pain at any one time. Everyone reacts differently to pain. Not two individuals are likely to have the same response to a similar pain-inducing event.
Chronic pain also results from having a disability such as a spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, acquired amputation, or muscular dystrophy. It can be the outcome of a traumatic accident or injury; emerge after a surgery, or be a side effect of a medical treatment, such as chemotherapy.
If you have chronic pain, pain that ranges from mild to severe and is present for more than three months, that inhibits you from pursuing normal, everyday activities, it is an obligation to consult your doctor before seeking my help. It is extremely important to eliminate any medical physical factor before seeking the psycho-emotional cause using hypnosis.
Narcotic pain medications
Narcotic pain medications are very addictive and they often head the list of the most commonly abused prescription medications. For this reason, most physicians are hesitant to prescribe adequate amounts of narcotic medications to provide the chronic pain patient with relief.
What also complicates the picture is that after a fairly short time, the patient develops a tolerance to the medications and requires higher and higher dosages just to achieve the same levels of relief. Due to its relentless nature, most chronic pain becomes debilitating to some extent. It disrupts sound and restorative sleep. It impairs cognitive functioning. It creates depression and anxiety.
The gate control theory
Currently, a popular idea about the theory of hypnosis and pain control involves the ‘gate control theory’. This theory was proposed in 1965 by researchers Melzack and Wall, and modified in 1978 by professor Wall.
It states that the brain and the spinal cord pass information about pain in the form of continuously flowing impulses. These pain information messages are sent via the central nervous system to the peripheral nerves.
Because hypnosis can directly influence the nervous system through relaxation, it can decrease the amount of pain signals that are registered.
Hypnosis changes how your brain deals with the information it receives from the body. It has been demonstrated that hypnosis directly affects areas of the brain involved in the perception of suffering (the anterior cingulate cortex) and that the activity in this brain area decreases during hypnotic pain control.
Because there is no medical cure and there are many people affected by chronic pain, I decided to offer my services at much reduced cost in order to help as many people as possible. Please, see details of my: SPECIAL OFFER
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André Gagnon, CHt
All my services are for educational and self-improvement purposes only. Hypnotherapy is not the practice of medicine or psychotherapy and is, therefore, not offered as a replacement for counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. When dealing with physical and/or mental illness or disease, always consult a qualified physician or therapist. Statements and products offered on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. Hypnosis recordings are not recommended for people suffering from mental disorders.