Hypnotherapy for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a condition which is often misunderstood and difficult to diagnose. It often causes individuals to suffer increased sensitivity to pain, muscle stiffness/tenderness, fatigue, sleep disturbance, skin hurts when touched, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome and an increased problem with mental processes (fibro fog/brain fog) e.g. having difficulty with memory and concentration.
As it is a difficult condition to diagnose (there’s no specific test for the condition and symptoms are similar to other conditions) so fibromyalgia can be easily dismissed. This is exasperating and stressful for the sufferer, causing the condition intensify.
However there is now increasing evidence showing that fibromyalgia patients have a high number of neurotransmitters called substance P, which is found in the spinal fluid. These transmitters apparently allow pain messages to be sent to the brain even when there is no source of pain. A person’s perception of pain is greatly exaggerated because of this.
Research has found that many neurotransmitters were lower than normal in Fibromyalgia sufferers. Serotonin plays a part in the regulation of substance P (substance P amplifies pain signals) which is why some of the symptoms found in fibromyalgia are very similar to those of depression. A low level of serotonin leads to lowered pain thresholds or an increased sensitivity to pain.
Hypnotherapy helps the body increase the levels of serotonin and maintain the correct regulation of substance P, it also helps you deal with the possible stimulates which may have triggered the illness.
Pain management for fibromyalgia
The objectives you should expect from the treatment are:
- Reduced pain – short term and long term
- Reduction in suffering from the symptoms
Research of what happens to the brain during hypnosis has shown reduced activity in the pain area of the brain suggesting that using hypnosis as a treatment actually has a physical beneficial effect on the brain.
Clients suffering with Fibromyalgia say it has often developed after a stressful traumatic experience. Hypnotherapy helps to deal with the root cause of the problem creating a clearer mind to aid recovery. Hypnotherapy helps clients be less stressed and anxious which also helps them feel better equipped to deal with Fibromyalgia as they can take control and manage the pain positively. A positive approach can make a real difference to their condition and improve their quality of life. While hypnosis is not a cure for Fibromyalgia it most certainly alleviates the symptoms experienced giving back the person control over their body and mind to enable them to enjoy life again.
Hypnosis is completely natural, safe & relaxing. You will remain conscious and in complete control during the treatment.