Recent advances in the application of hypnosis to pain management.

  • John Chaves
  • Published 1994 in The American journal of clinical hypnosis


In this paper I examine the clinical use of hypnosis for pain management from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. This perspective emphasizes the multifaceted nature of hypnotic interventions and the importance of patients' attitudes, expectations, and beliefs in modulating the pain experience. Special attention is given to identifying ways of combining… (More)