Hypnosis To Get Relief From Arthritic Pain
By: Luis Melendez Jr.
Hypnosis To Get Relief From Arthritic Pain
With over 100 types of arthritis, the term arthritis is a very generic term. Arthritis involves all kinds of different issues that can happen with the joint. To specify, the joint itself consists of two bones, the cartilage, and the joint lining.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In detail, it is one of the major causes of pain and disability in older adults. Usually, sufferers show some sort of wear and tear of the membrane that lines your joints. But that may not be the whole picture.
Besides the joint, every form of arthritis affects the body as well. The main symptom of arthritis is pain. More precisely, chronic pain that worsens with activities and gets better with rest.
The joint function usually diminishes. So, if you want to reduce pain in the long run, you might need to revisit your lifestyle choice. For example, make healthier food choices and lose weight. Strengthening the muscles around the joint may literally take the burden off your shoulders, hands, or knees. Here are some of the most valuable precautions:
- Experiment between ice and heat to find what works best in alleviating acute pain. (Sometimes, heat can exacerbate chronic processes. But usually, it works best.)
- Stop smoking and do not overmedicate. (See hypnosis for stress management for more help.)
- Use ice when there is an acute sprain, injury, or pain to decrease swelling (but only if it is new, about three to five days old).
- Warm up well before any physical exercise.
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
Hypnosis tools and techniques
Hypnotism is a set of techniques that allow you to communicate with your subconscious mind. That aspect of self that governs automatic mechanisms like your breathing along with instinctual fears, habits, and thoughts.
Hypnosis is a pleasant and safe mental state. Under hypnosis, you can relieve pain, improve your attitude and the quality of your sleep. Mainly, hypnosis relies on two principles:
- the power of suggestion
- mental imagery
A hypnotist guides you as you calm your mind and access hypnosis. Because of its interactive nature, you remain fully aware throughout the process. So, you just follow the hypnotist’s instructions and let go of stress and pain.
Even though the concept of hypnosis may sound new, you already have heaps of experience with it. You find yourself in a similar state every time you feel fully immersed. Like when you watch a riveting video or read a gripping adventure story, for example. But unlike other states, hypnosis lets you use your focused attention to address arthritis pain.
Relieving osteoarthritis pain with self-hypnosis
Having pain in your hand is a typical sign of osteoarthritis. Often, the pain occurs at the base of the thumb or the tip of the fingers. In this case, no swelling is noticeable. So, the sufferer may not find out about it until after speaking with a healthcare provider.
Usually, this illness affects only one side of your body. It can also strike any joint, including your lower back, hips, and feet.
Osteoarthritis pain can interfere with your daily living. Plus, the functional impact of pain may prevent you from feeling fine on an emotional level. So, hypnosis gives you techniques to overcome emotional blockages and reduce pain.
Self-hypnosis for pain reduction is a quick solution that may require between 5 and 20 minutes. Plus, you can learn it in a few sessions in the comfort of your home.
The negative emotions that you feel make your body tense up. Of course, such a reaction does not help with joint stiffness. So, the first step of self-hypnosis is relaxation.
Since hypnosis cannot cure arthrtis, the focus is on reducing pain intensity and pain duration. Everyone’s pain threshold is different. But persistent pain may take a huge toll on you if you cannot let it go. Hypnosis reminds us all as to the healing potential of integrating mind-body centered technique and is mort effective when done regularly as part of one’s daily lifestyle routine.
Facing common fears and negative self-talk
Since no cure for osteoarthritis is available, most sufferers struggle to stay positive. Some elders may refuse to use walking aids like canes or walkers. But if they fall and injure the joint even more, the pain will not stop as easily. Whatever the underlying fear, hypnotism helps you alleviate your apprehensions.
Some people pick up bad habits like smoking to distract their minds from their suffering. Unfortunately, the smoke goes into the blood. With it, nicotine reaches the cartilage and hinders the tissue repair process. Using self-hypnotic techniques is more effective at distracting you from physical and emotional distress. Plus, it only requires your imagination and is not addictive. Here is how to quit smoking with hypnosis.
Lastly, focusing too much on the pain is also a problem. You may develop fears about what may happen if you bend too quickly or strain your joints. In the end, all this negative self-talk and worry hinder your well-being. Luckily, you can enter the self-hypnotic state any time you want to release negative thoughts and regain a positive outlook.
Hypnosis for rheumatoid arthritis pain relief
In the world of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis refers to an immune disease. More precisely, it is inflammatory arthritis. The immune system produces proteins that cause inflammation in the joint lining. As a result, the latter becomes thick and inflamed. Joint deformity can also follow.
The pain is unpredictable. All in all, it can change by the minute, hour, day, week, and month. Simple tasks like tying your shoes, brushing your teeth, or squeezing toothpaste out of the tube can be awfully difficult. Plus, the pain usually shows up as early as in the morning, right when you wake up. Along with stiffness and inflammation in other body parts.
Hypnosis provides relief by helping you deal with the symptoms and pain. Again, with just your imagination while going on a hypnotic journey.
Our subjective interpretation of a sensory event is immensely powerful. Even when the event is imaginary. This is why the hypnotist involves all your five senses during a hypnotic session.
The hypnotic experience blunts the physical pain to a significant degree. Meantime, the hypnotist may help you remove painful emotions. Or teach you self-help strategies to tackle some other issues. Often, the use of posthypnotic suggestions also fosters a positive attitude.
Research has yet to find the primary causes of rheumatoid arthritis. So, hypnosis remains a tool you can direct toward your goals and outcomes as needed.
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Too many times in our life, we are our own worst enemy. Too many times, we beat ourselves up or talk down about ourselves. Often, we end up sabotaging our success. Even before we give ourselves permission to try something new and different for positive change. Hypnosis is a medically and scientifically recognized technique that uses the mind’s natural abilities to effectively reduce physical pain and promote wellbeing. Learn how it can help you..
As a consulting hypnotist, Luis’ role is help you resolve ordinary, everyday problems using hypnosis. He is not a medically trained doctor or a licensed mental health practitioner that can diagnose, prescribe, treat, cure, or heal any physical, mental, or emotional illness. The hypnosis services rendered are not to be considered in any way, a form of health care, psychotherapy, or counseling.