Various mental techniques or therapies that have been shown to alter physiologic functions and therefore may offer help for fibromyalgia sufferers. One of the mind techniques that has been gaining popularity is hypnotherapy. The effects of hypnotherapy on the mind and body make it a powerful drug-free treatment option for a wide range of areas including chronic illnesses, self-destructive habits, and phobias.
Hypnotherapy teaches people how to master their own states of awareness in order to improve bodily functions and psychological responses. This technique can be used to control the pain and stress that occur with fibromyalgia.Treatments include:
Effect of Hypnotherapy on Fibromyalgia
Hypnosis reduces pain, boosts energy, and promote comfort among fibromyalgia sufferers. It may help relieve the following symptoms:
- muscle pain
- morning fatigue
- sleep difficulties
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