Studies show that hypnosis is an effective tool to change behaviors, and is successfully used to alleviate stress, anxiety, and pain. It is among the most studied interventions in neurosciences – with over 12,000 peer-reviewed clinical research papers that demonstrate its profound, positive effects.
[To learn more about some of the research studies done, click here.]
Research by the American Psychological Foundation shows that hypnosis also works well as part of a treatment program for a number of psychological and medical conditions, with pain relief being one of the most researched areas. According to the Arthritis Foundation, hypnosis is a valid alternative treatment for arthritic pain. Studies have shown that more then 75% of people with arthritis and related diseases experience significant pain relief with hypnosis. It is a gentle way to reduce pain in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). Hypnosis helps relieve pain in less than 4 to 10 sessions. It also helps eliminate the anxiety that comes from not having control.
[To learn more about hypnosis for chronic pain, click here.]
In 2000 the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) put into place a new standard for managing pain that opened the door to complementary therapies. This standard established pain as the “5th Vital Sign.” The medical community is now examining alternative means of treating this “5th vital sign”. Hypnotherapy is among those alternative therapies shown to be effective.
We believe that hypnosis is likely to be very effective for most people suffering from diverse forms of pain, and we’d like you to become living proof.