Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Pain Management

@article{Elkins2012CognitiveHF,
  title={Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Pain Management},
  author={Gary R. Elkins and Aimee K. Johnson and William I Fisher},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis},
  year={2012},
  volume={54},
  pages={294 - 310}
}
Pain is a serious health care problem and there is growing evidence to support the use of hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral interventions for pain management. This article reviews clinical techniques and methods of cognitive hypnotherapy for pain management. Current research with emphasis given to randomized, controlled trials is presented and the efficacy of hypnotherapy for pain management is discussed. Evidence for cognitive hypnotherapy in the treatment in chronic pain, cancer… 

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