Hypnotherapy for Pain Control

Hypnosis has been used to help control pain since the middle of the nineteenth century.  James Esdaile, a Scottish surgeon employed by the East India Company, used what was then called "mesmerism" as an anaesthetic and operated successfully and painlessly on hundreds of patients.

He was followed by James Braid, another Scottish surgeon practicing in Manchester, who was the first to use what we would recognise as modern hypnosis. He got his patients to relax by gazing hard at an object with their eyes, then get them to close their eyes and go into a trance.

There was a great deal of interest in what was termed "Braidism" – but at the same time other medical scientists discovered the anaesthetic properties of ether and chloroform and the ability to put someone to sleep easily and without specialised training took over.

Although its use for medical anaesthesia is rare these days hypnosis is much more effective in offering pain control, particularly for those who suffer from chronic pain.  Hypnotic treatment involves a series of sessions to allow clients to manage their levels of discomfort for themselves with the aim of making life more bearable.

Nick Brunger Hypnotherapy    Y Gegin Fach, Penllwynau, Nantgaredig, Carmarthen SA32 7NY

01267 290411 or 07752 438901      email:  info@nickbrungerhypnotherapy.co.uk