‘All pain is real regardless of its cause, pain is whatever the person experiencing it says it is and exists where he says it does’ (Margo McCaffery, 1968)
Pain is experienced in so many ways it is difficult to capture or explain what it is. Pain is nearly always debilitating and affects concentration, mood, motivation, relationships, employment to mention a few.
Therapies that help
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis has been used effectively to treat pain for centuries. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you to understand how you can gain a sense of control over your perception of pain. Your Solution Focused Hypnotherapist will help you to reduce your fear and anxiety around pain, and reframe how you experience pain. Through Solution Focus Hypnotherapy you will be able to draw on your existing strengths and build up new resources to more effectively manage pain, so that you can enjoy a better quality of life.
Acupuncture can help reduce pain and inflammation while increasing mobility, and improving circulation to encourage the healing process. The stimulation of acupuncture points leads to the release of the body's own natural pain relieving endorphins. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on best practice now recommend that GPs offer a course of 10 sessions of acupuncture as a first line treatment for persistent, non-specific low back pain.