Pain Management

It is important to recognise that pain is a warning signal. It’s the body’s way of communicating that something has changed. Appropriate medical evaluation must be the first step before hypnosis is applied. Once pain has been diagnosed by a doctor then natural therapy interventions can commence.

When we perceive pain, whether it be a painful emotional situation or a painful physical state, we tend to realise our expectation of pain. Therefore our perceptions of the discomfort and suffering are valuable in changing the pain sensations.

What is pain?

Although pain is something we all experience at some stage in our lives, it can vary greatly from a minor experience to complete loss of independence. How we respond to the discomfort can be managed by hypnotherapy. Hypnosis has been well proven and documented to be an effective tool in the management of pain and pain perception.

Pain management is about changing what happens between reception and perception and hypnosis can bring about the perceptual and sensory changes to help alleviate the discomfort being experienced.

Psychological factors play a major role in the way an individual will tolerate, describe and cope with pain. It can often lead to anxiety and the two may become inseparable.

Psychological factors

Parent relaxes with child when free of pain

Psychological factors that can influence our experience of pain (and lower the threshold) are:

  • Interpretation – how the pain is perceived
  • Fear – anxiety and fear increase our perception of pain, and lower the tolerence
  • Tension -physical tension in the body can increase pain
  • Low Mood – the person may be unhappy or depressed and worried about the pain and their lack of ability to control it. There can be frustration in the way that the pain limits them and the possibility of having no medical solution available to them.
  • Experience– past encounters with pain can influence how we respond to that pain in the future.
  • Thoughts – exagerated worries about what the pain represents – whether it means illness or injury – and the emotional effect it has on their lives
  • Belief – what the future holds, worry about further pain, losses or remoteness

How clinical hypnosis can help?

Hypnosis has been used successfully in the treatment of all kinds of painful conditions, whether acute or chronic. Whether the pain is as a result from surgery, injury, illness or disease, hypnosis can be of benefit.

To reduce the discomfort to a manageable level or even to eliminate it altogether is one of the most meaningful applications of clinical hypnosis which allows the person to become more comfortable and in control in the management of their own pain.

A person is capable of using his or her mind to change the perception of the discomfort and this ability is amplified with hypnosis. With training, you can learn the techniques for creating analgesia or anaesthesia. Using and practising these skills can help increased management and relief from pain.

The fact that pain levels can be altered through hypnosis does not indicate that the person’s suffering is just psychological. Instead, it indicates that our minds have the power to influence the experience of our bodies.

The Lotus Centre has practitioners in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP, and counselling. We are based in Brookvale / Manly / Warringah and servicing the Northern beaches area. We can help you make those lasting changes you desire to live your life to its fullest potential. 

TENS Therapy for Drug Free Pain Relief

TENS drug free pain relief

What is a TENS machine?

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a professionally researched, tried and tested device used for effective drug free pain management. TENS machines have been used in European hospitals and clinics since the 1960’s. The latest TENS unit’s are digitally advanced, small, portable, battery powered devices which send pulsed electrical stimulus to nerves via electrodes (pads) placed on the skin.

Why use a TENS machine?

  • Drug free pain control
  • Quick & effective pain relief
  • Easy to use and portable
  • Does not cause drowsiness
  • Non-invasive giving freedom to move and walk about
  • Can be used for as long as required
  • Can be used in conjunction with other prescribed drugs

 

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The Lotus Centre has practitioners in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP, and counselling. We are based in Brookvale / Manly / Warringah and servicing the Northern beaches area. We can help you make those lasting changes you desire to live your life to its fullest potential. 

 

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