Science To The Rescue From Pain

Jury out on fascia therapy

‘Myofascial release cures chronic pain’ – says who?  > Media hype would have you believe that fascia therapy is a cure-all treatment for chronic pain. It is not.  For the uninitiated, fascia* are the webs of fibrous connective tissue so beloved by chiropractors. Myofascial Release (MFR), to give this variant therapy its pseudo-medical name, claims […]

First deep brain surgery using hypnosis

Hypnosis used to manage pain during brain surgery  > Surgeons have completed the world’s first deep brain surgery using hypnosis instead of an anaesthetic to control the patient’s pain. Doctors carried out the deep brain stimulation procedure to cure the 73-year-old patient’s severe trembling hands. In the six-hour operation, the brain regions which are responsible […]

You are not a hypochondriac – you really are ill

‘Your sickness is all in your mind’  > Your doctor may think you are a hypochondriac but it is unlikely that you will be given such a blunt diagnosis. The problem is that if there is no obvious physical cause for your symptoms, trying to get a diagnosis or effective treatment can be a nightmare. The […]

Breakthrough in back pain therapy?

‘Back pain is youth leaving my body‘  > So bemoaned a client seeking pain management hypnotherapy for her lumbago. Often described as a Cinderella condition, there is little that is romantic about back pain. It is common, debilitating and while other more fashionable illnesses benefit from high-profile research and funding, it niggles away costing time […]

Your attitude is your best pain management tool

Danger of using unknown pain treatments  >  A client who phoned requesting help managing pain, asked if we could use today’s Blog to explain the Crasilneck Bombardment Technique. The answer is ‘no’ as we have never heard of it! There is very little on the subject on the internet except for a single and much […]