Self-hypnosis may be more effective than traditional analgesics alone for managing postoperative pain. You too can learn hypnosis for postoperative pain management here at Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore. Since 1997, I have taught people the hypnosis skills for pain control for pre and post surgery as well as managing pain caused by illness and injury. Stanford University, Mayo Clinic and others have long been documenting the effectiveness of hypnosis pain control. Hope is here for you.
Hypnosis for Postoperative Pain Management of Thoracoscopic Approach to Repair Pectus Excavatum: Retrospective Analysis
Introduction: Nuss procedure, a minimally invasive thoracoscopic approach to repair pectus excavatum, results in a smaller scar but significant pain. The purpose of this Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective study was to compare postoperative pain management outcomes of adolescents who self-selected to receive or not receive preoperative self-hypnosis training before Nuss procedure. Self-hypnosis, an integrative medicine approach to pain management, may be more effective than traditional analgesics alone for managing postoperative pain.
Results: Self-hypnosis training was associated with use of fewer milligrams per hour of morphine equivalents (p = .005) and lower mean pain intensity over the first 5 days of hospital stay (p = .041). Despite the opioid-sparing effect of self-hypnosis training, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and hypoventilation were adverse effects experienced by patients in both groups.
Discussion: The results of this retrospective study suggest that self-hypnosis provides an opioid-sparing effect for managing moderate-to-severe pediatric postoperative pain after Nuss procedure. Further clinical studies are needed to validate the effectiveness of self-hypnosis for symptom management after painful pediatric surgical procedures.
Hypnosis can be one of the most effective tools for managing and overcoming chronic pain. If you are living with chronic pain or are preparing for surgery or other medical treatments, medical hypnosis is here for you. If you live too far away from Seattle or are unable to travel to my office, ask me how you too can receive hypnosis help to end pain.
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