Pain Management


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In 2000 the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) put into place a new standard for managing pain that opened the door to complementary therapies. This standard became known as the “5th Vital Sign.” Vital Signs are taken seriously; therefore, if pain is assessed with the same zeal as other vital signs, it has a much better chance of being treated properly. So by training doctors and nurses to measure pain as a vital sign, quality of patient care improves.
Why Hypnosis?
RI.1.2 Section of the JCAHO Standards calls for patients to be involved in all aspects of their care and requires that they be provided with a statement of their rights. They are given information about pain and pain relief measures that are available to include a special emphasis on non-pharmacological methods of pain management. Because of these standards many hospitals, such as Columbia, Harvard, and Yale along with freestanding pain management centers, provide complementary care as a part of their pain management programs. Hypnosis, Acupuncture, Massage, and Biofeedback are the standards for these clinics.
However, hypnosis, as evidenced by its multi-century history, is one of the first and most enduring modalities in the management of organic pain problems.
In proper perspective, hypnosis may not only relieve pain, but may also help to maintain the dignity and the well-being of the patient without dependence on large quantities of medication. Hypnosis is evidenced based. Hypnosis works!

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    This scientific evidence-based breathing exercise teaches the stress reducing physiological changes that take place in a proper abdominal breath. You will learn how to use this breathing technique to activate the production of your own endorphins, melatonins and serotonins from the brain; Endorphins to reduce pain, melatonin’s to enhance sleep and serotonin to elevate your mood. These hormones are also known as the pain killing and stress reducing hormones.

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    Freedom From Pain.

    The National Institutes of Health Panel on Pain stated that there was evidence that hypnosis is effective in alleviating chronic pain associated with various cancers. Hypnosis can also be a part of the treatment program for irritable bowl syndrome, inflammatory conditions of the mouth, temporomandibular disorders, and tension headaches, the panel concluded.
     
    What is Pain?
    Pain is a condition of mild to severe discomfort. Pain is a symptom of disease or injury. Some diseases cause sudden and severe pain while others cause long-lasting disabling pain. All types of pain are subjective and can be measured and reported only by the person experiencing it.
    Pain can be sorted into three main types: Acute pain, Chronic pain, Cancer pain
    Acute pain alerts you that something is wrong with your body. Infections, injuries or cancer are common causes of acute pain. A variety of treatments are available for acute pain. Acute pain generally is relieved when the problem causing the pain is treated medically or surgically.
    Chronic pain is a long-lasting discomfort that has no relation to warning of danger and leads to a major change in a person’s ability to function. Arthritis pain and low back pain are examples of chronic pain.
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    PAIN MANAGEMENT WITH HYPNOSIS DVD CERTIFICATION HOME STUDY COURSE

    Participants will learn the use of hypnosis and related relaxation techniques in the management of pain using hypnosis (The power of the clients own mind) as a means of providing the client with a renewed sense of controlling his/her disease rather than being controlled by it.

    Learn the why and how hypnosis works so successfully with chronic pain clients with the emphasis on the clinical practice of hypnosis involving physician referrals in an outpatient setting.

    Specific methods of pain control in the treatment of acute, chronic, and post surgical pain will be presented.

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Creating the Relaxing Breath


Breathing is natural and automatic so therefore we do not have to consciously take in a breath.

We can turn a deep chest rising breath into a gentle relaxing abdominal breath.

Simply follow these directions:
Gently push your stomach out. One way to do this is to place your hand on your abdomen and gently push your hand out using the abdomen. As you do, you will notice that you automatically breathe in. This happens because as you push your abdomen out you pull down the diaphragm which creates a vacuum sucking in air.

You will experience the following steps:
1. The diaphragm drops down and the two lower lobes begin to open up filling with air containing oxygen.
2. The diaphragm stimulates the vagus nerve which travels through the diaphragm. The vagus nerve then activates anti-stress hormones which create relaxation and comfort.
3. Now gently take that abdominal breath again, but this time hold your breath for about three slow counts. By holding your breath you create a more efficient gasexchange between the carbon dioxide, a stimulant, and oxygen a relaxant. The breath out is twice as long as the breath in.

The count: Breathe in for a count of three to five, hold for a count of three to five and out for a count of six to ten. A normal exhalation is twice as long as inhalation.

Why hold the breath? Holding the breath allows for a more efficient gas exchange between carbon dioxide and oxygen, a key factor in decreasing anxiety attacks.

Using this type of breathing may result in the following changes:
 Trouble sleeping? Three breaths at bed time and you can fall asleep easily as you say to yourself “I am asleep” repeatedly.
 Tension headache? Take the prescribed breath and imagine the oxygen flowing into your head. Breathing in relaxation and breathing out tension.
 Improve your immune system? Research has shown that relaxing breaths decrease Cortisol (stress hormone) and activate the immune system.

Understanding Pain


According to the American Pain Society (APS), pain is defined as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.”
Pain can be sorted into three main types:
Acute pain alerts you that something is wrong with your body. Infections, injuries or cancer are common causes of acute pain. A variety of treatments are available for acute pain. Acute pain generally is relieved when the problem causing the pain is treated medically or surgically.
Chronic pain is a long-lasting discomfort that has no relation to warning of danger and leads to a major change in a person’s ability to function. Arthritis pain and low back pain are examples of chronic pain.
Cancer pain is a side effect of cancer. Cancer pain should be aggressively treated whether the cancer is treatable or not.

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