Monday, April 7, 2014

Does hypnosis help to manage pain?

Are you worried about post-surgical pain? Hypnosis can help reduce recovery time and reduce pain levels experienced after surgery.  In a recent meta-analysis, (Montgomery, David, Winkel, Silverstein & Bovbjerg  2002), 20 studies with control groups were reviewed to assess if hypnosis reduced pain in individuals after a recent surgery.   The results from this study indicated that there was a clinical effect from hypnosis on recovery time and self-reported pain experienced.   In fact, “surgical patients in hypnosis treatment groups had better outcomes than 89% of patients in control groups”.   Staggering proof across multiple studies indicated that hypnosis helped those who wish to recovery from surgery faster and reduce pain.  

Monroe Hypnosis Surgery Relief Plan
1.       Reduce stress prior to surgery.   Stress lowers our immune system and lowers our body’s ability to heal.  For people going into surgery, “High psychological and physiological stress responses before surgery (that is itself an additional psychophysiologic stressor) lead to poorer outcomes even in otherwise healthy men undergoing relatively simple elective surgical procedures.” (Linn, Linn & Klimas 1988).  Hypnosis has been studied and proven to reduce stress in a 100% natural way.  
2.       Provide Reiki prior to the surgery using the time/distance symbol.  This creates a bubble of good intention that allows healing energy to be released during the surgery without environmental contamination from hands.  
3.       Reduce pain levels after surgery utilizing hypnosis.  As discussed above, utilizing hypnosis after surgery led to better outcomes 89% more often than those who did not receive hypnosis. (Montgomery, David, Winkel, Silverstein & Bovbjerg  2002).  
4.       Provide Reiki to affected area and whole body in person as needed to reduce healing time.   According to a 2008 study on healing touch, all healing touch patients showed a greater decrease in anxiety scores when compared to the visitor and control groups. In addition, there was a significant difference in outpatient healing touch length of stay when compared to the visitor and control groups. (MacIntyre , Hamilton, Fricke, Ma , Mehle & Michel , 2008).

Works Cited

Linn, B., Linn, M., & Klimas, N. (1988). Effects of psychophysical stress on surgical outcome.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 50(3), 230-244.

MacIntyre , B., Hamilton, J., Fricke, T., Ma , W., Mehle , S., & Michel , M. (2008). The efficacy of healing touch in coronary artery bypass surgery recovery: a randomized clinical trial. Alternative therapies in health and medicine, 14(4), 24-32.

Montgomery , G., David, D., Winkel, G., Silverstein, J., & Bovbjerg , D. (2002). The effectiveness of adjunctive hypnosis with surgical patients: a meta-analysis. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 94(6), 1639-45.


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