Hypnotherapy for Fibromyalgia
Hypnosis for Fibromyalgia Adelaide
There is not a lot to know about the actual cause of fibromyalgia other than subtle changes in neurotransmitters within the brain that can affect the central nervous system, which in turn creates the sensation of pain associated with the condition. The neurotransmitters become hypersensitive to pain signals, in contrast to specifically affected body tissues.
It is believed that between 2 and 5 per cent of Australians suffer from the symptoms of fibromyalgia, whilst women seem to be at higher risk. There is no definitive reason as to why the incidence is more commonly reported amongst women, although symptoms seem to occur between the ages of 25 and 55. There has also been a correlation between fibromyalgia and high achievers. The pain associated with fibromyalgia is most often concentrated in the neck and back, although many sufferers report that there is a level of tenderness and pain that can be felt all over the body. Many clients that I have worked with also report that cold weather, stress and strenuous activities can all be contributing triggers for the condition to ‘flare up’.
Fibromyalgia is also synonymous with chronic fatigue and constantly feeling exhausted. This feeling of fatigue can lead to excessive amounts of sleep in an effort to regain ‘normal’ levels of energy and wellbeing, although the desired outcome of awakening refreshed is never reached. Sadly, fibromyalgia can all too often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years in some cases, leaving an individual feeling misunderstood, confused and often depressed. Blood tests and a rigorous physical examination along with taking a patient's history into account is the best way to rule out any other cause prior to a diagnosis being made. Pain from fibromyalgia can range from a mild ache to a stabbing and burning feeling in the muscles, fibrous tissues, tendons and ligaments.
Often, medical doctors advise a holistic approach including a combination of exercise, medication and hypnotherapy. While medications may assist some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, for some individuals this is not a long-term solution as there are many other undesired side effects associated with certain medications. It has been proven that exercise can significantly improve the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia due to the endorphins released during physical activity. Research has also proven that a daily meditation practice can equally be extremely valuable in reducing the pain associated with fibromyalgia.
Hypnosis and NLP are now becoming recognised as some of the most effective therapies in relieving the pain associated with fibromyalgia. There are more doctors each day that are recommending hypnosis as an acceptable and effective treatment for pain management. A study that was recently undertaken at the University of Iowa set out to observe what actually happens to the brain during hypnosis. Chronic fibromyalgia sufferers were among the subjects being observed while in a hypnotic trance. It was found that there was a reduction of activity in the pain network area of the brain, specifically the area of the brain that is responsible for ‘feeling pain’. This proposes that the use of Hypnotherapy and NLP in the treatment of pain has a definitive physical effect on the brain.
Most people that have suffered from fibromyalgia reported that the pain associated with the condition began to manifest after a traumatic experience or a highly stressful situation. Due to the fact that Hypnosis and NLP deal with the root cause of a presenting problem, it can be highly beneficial in assisting an individual on their road to recovery. Through developing a relationship with the unconscious mind, it is also possible to begin to understand what the specific triggers are, and develop strategies to circumvent them altogether. By building resources to overcome the depression, stress and anxiety that are connected to fibromyalgia, an individual can begin to become empowered with the knowledge that they have the ability to change the way their brain behaves and engages with the pain response. In addition, the feeling of being in control and a shift in overall attitude can have a dramatic effect on the condition itself.
Hypnosis and NLP for fibromyalgia has the ability to uncover the root cause and emotional distress that causes the condition. In addition, there are many tools that a client will be taught to use, such as self-hypnosis, in order to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia. Are you ready to take control of your condition and improve your quality of life? Give me a call for a no obligation chat and let's get started today.
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