You read it! Hypnotherapy is an excellent treatment for the management and resolution of the pain of fibromyalgia!
Fibromyalgia is “a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations reduce by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354780)
In the first article in the Mayo Clinic Health Letter volume 38, number 1, january 2020, Fibromyalgia is very clearly explained, along with treatment strategies (pdf). (https://mayocl.in/2ZAZFtI)
To quote the article: “One key goal of fibromyalgia treatment is to reverse this trend. This is done by remapping nerve pathways that tell your brain about pleasant or non-pain related sensations, while trying to make the pathways channeling pain messages grow quieter. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a specific approach to therapy that’s the most effective and most common way to manage fibromyalgia symptoms. CBT helps you develop the skills you need to be in charge of living your life, rather than having the symptoms run your life. The cognitive part of CBT involves learning to challenge your negative thoughts and adopt more realistic ways of thinking about your pain — and change how it makes you feel. The behavioral part of CBT addresses the active part of living with fibromyalgia.”
Well, THIS is exactly the role of Hypnotherapy treatment!!! As hypnotherapists (and along with a licensed medical professional), we provide a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and then reinforce this work in hypnosis, where we can access the subconscious mind to reinforce CBT strategies directly into the subconscious mind, enhancing the effect over CBT alone! (National Institutes of Health, Hypnosis as an adjunct to congitive-behavioral psychotherapy: a meta-analysis, I Kirsch, G Montgomery, and G Sapirstein, 1995)(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK66430/)
I can help you deal with the pain of fibromyalgia! Please contact me, if you’d like to learn more!