(Excerpt from Redorbit.com )
August 21, 2008
By Shirley, Barry
Hypnotherapy for Pain Reduction: Two Case Studies Abstract
Trigeminal Neuralgia (tic douloureux) has been referred to as the ‘suicide disease ‘by many of those afflicted. It is a disorder of the fifth cranial (trigeminal) nerve and can produce intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain sensations. A less common form called Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia may cause less intense pain sensations, ranging from a constant burning or dull ache to occasional electric shock-like stabs. This paper presents two case studies where the objective was to initially use hypnosis in a clinical situation for possible pain level reduction, and then to teach self-hypnosis for the client’s own ongoing pain management.