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Has Anyone Had Experience With Hypnotherapy For Chronic Pain?
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posted January 24, 2023
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To my shock (and this doesn't apply to everyone) but over time, Acupuncture has done a lot. The worst part? I have to shave my legs now - blood is circulation is really good. Groan! lol. If you are interested, I go to an Acupunture College....great care and less money!~

posted March 20, 2023
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I found EFT. I thought "crazy". But if you've read my post, you know that overthinking causes us to think we're crazy. I used it twice with a professional and was amazed. To help find out more, here is an explanation. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326434 It helped me, not sure if it will help others. We all are different.

posted February 22, 2023
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Hi Chatcat (BTW LOVE that handle!)- Thanks for answering. I don't know if meditation is hypnotherapy, but it is definitely on the same lines. And you are 100% right about distraction. I used to focus on that, I should really revisit. Have you ever done something like hypnosis for the constant pain?

posted January 25, 2023
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I agree. I have done tapping. Love it in certain situations. Specifically anxiety, right before a myelogram. I also listen to limbic tones for ongoing soothing. I put an earbud in one ear and keep it quiet while I am working. I do really well with immediate pain, like needles and wire implantation. But am sorry to hear about your 'neck needle' therapy. That is terrible. My procedures are all pelvis to mid-thoracic. Nothing like the neck!

My biggest problem is chronic damaged nerve pain. That grinding constant squirming pain. And the shooting pain in my lower legs, which are numb and really weird sounding.
Although, we did discover that I had some nodes out in my SCS and I am getting a replacement on March 7th!!! I am still going to find out about different kinds of hypnosis. It could be an interesting exploration:) I will pass along everything I find out.

PS I am a little nervous about having the SCS removed from the epidural space. Last time I had surgery on this machinery I had a stroke. If I could get good thoughts from everyone I would appreciate it!!!

posted February 23, 2023
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Meditation? I'm not sure what to call it, but it is distraction. Or the opposite. It depends on the pain and why. Pain from pain (very profound! lol), I distract. Sometimes I can't and will take something to help me sleep. Distraction can be simple as we usually can't do much. On the other hand, when they are sticking a needle in my throat to get to the back, I have to concentrate. It just depends on if the pain is being done to me or done because of me. (If that makes sense.) Recently, I've had some difficult treatments and I've taken my girlfriend and she has rubbed my feet during the procedure. THAT IS WONDERFUL. That would be a distraction as the brain can't handle to much info. She would start rubbing my feet, and all was quiet. The doc would begin and quietly tell me what I would feel. I concentrated on her rubbing and a bit on what he was doing so I wouldn't move. It worked for me, but it doesn't for everyone. Ask for medication to help if you find it hard. Each of us has our own personality and ways we cope. Tap into that and see if you can come up with something that works. It is just plain ol' not easy to be a pain! :)

posted January 24, 2023

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