Recent Medical Research

Training in the use of self-hypnosis might be considered a viable 'first-line' approach to treat chronic pain

Nature Reviews Neurology 10, 167-178 (2014)

Integrative Pain Management
by Robert A. Bonakdar and Andrew W. Sukiennik

"Based on published trials, hypnosis has been shown to be effective for treating numerous chronic pain conditions. For example, findings indicate that approximately 70% of individuals with chronic pain are able to experience short-term reductions in pain intensity during a treatment session or hypnosis practice"
Hypnotherapy for the Management of Chronic Pain.
Elkins G, Jensen MP, Patterson DR. The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis. 2007;55(3):275-287.

"The findings indicate that hypnosis interventions consistently produce significant decreases in pain associated with a variety of chronic-pain problems. Also, hypnosis was generally found to be more effective than nonhypnotic interventions such as attention, physical therapy, and education."

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  • The pain has decreased. I would say from an 8 to 3 or 4. Each day it has slightly been decreasing but the hypnosis has definitely helped...especially when I think about the session the pain will decrease - R.K.
  • Hypnosis helped me turn negatives into positives, manage my pain, and fight to overcome my pancreatic cancer. After the first session, my oncologist said the cancer was reduced 80% and my pain and nausea were gone. After the second session, I was able to start eating again and recover more of my sense of taste. And now I'm on track to be 100% cancer free. Marlo has helped me immensely to keep on fighting for new life. - C.R.
  • As you know, I fractured my pelvis and was in excruciating pain. You taught me how to hypnotize myself before going to bed, and I can report that I had almost miraculous results. I was able to go to sleep and slept through the night for the first time in a long time! - R.M.
  • Remarkable! Initially, I went to normalize my sleeping habits and I have gone from going to sleep at 4 AM to being in bed by 9 PM! In a month, I have felt improvements in almost every area of my life. It's almost like having access to the Genie's Magic Lamp and getting unlimited wishes. - M.J.
  • Since I had my first consultation I noticed great improvement in my sleep issues. I had 3 sessions and the changes were great so I'm having 3 more. I do recommend Human Settings (aka Pain Escape of North Dallas) to all people who want to get better. - P.D.
  • After seeing the dentist several times, a jaw specialist, and an M.D., for intolerable facial nerve pain brought on by stress and jaw tightening, the hypnotist stopped it. After one session I walked out and I have never experienced the pain since. The subconscious mind is a powerful thing and I appreciate the hypnotist for helping me to use it. - K.L.
  • I was limping due to plantar fasciitis on my left foot. I learned how to do self-hypnosis and did it for two nights. On the third day I realized I didn't even notice the pain anymore. It's still there, but I just don't care about it now! - D.M.
  • After years of pain that limited me from physical acitivity, I received one session from Dave and have had no pain in that area and it has been almost 3 months. Very Happy and will continue to receive therapy! - C.G.
  • I was having back and hip pain. After my session with the hypnotist, walking thru the forest, my pain went away. It has stayed away for 2 weeks so far. I just hope it stays in the forest! - M.G.
  • My Bruxism has gone from a 9 to a 3, and my Burning Mouth Syndrome has gone from a 9 to about a 4 or 5 in a month. - T.G.
  • I am sleeping better now. Not as many bad dreams either. - L.B.