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self-hypnosis training for the management of chronic pain in MS — Hypnosis vs. Progressive Muscle Relaxation

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Study title:   A comparison of self-hypnosis versus progressive muscle relaxation in patients with multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.

Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2009 Apr;57(2):198-221. doi: 10.1080/00207140802665476.
Jensen MP1, Barber J, Romano JM, Molton IR, Raichle KA, Osborne TL, Engel JM, Stoelb BL, Kraft GH, Patterson DR.

Twenty-two patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and chronic pain we [...]

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Hypnosis for Pain and Symptom Management in Sickle Cell Anemia Disease

Randomized trial of hypnosis as a pain and symptom management strategy in adults with sickle cell disease.
Integr Med Insights. 2014 Nov 3;9:25-33. doi: 10.4137/IMI.S18355. eCollection 2014.
Wallen GR1, Middleton KR1, Ames N1, Brooks AT1, Handel D2.

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disease in African-Americans, characterized by recurrent painful vaso-occlusive crises. Medical therapies for [...]

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Randomized Trial of Hypnosis as a Pain and Symptom Management Strategy in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease (Full Article)

This article is referenced  on this abstract page http://www.hypno-facts.com/hypnosis-research/hypnosis-for-pain-and-symptom-management-in-sickle-cell-anemia-disease
Pasted here for posterity. Original article can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4219848/

Integr Med Insights. 2014; 9: 25–33.
Published online 2014 Nov 3. doi:  10.4137/IMI.S18355

PMCID: PMC4219848

Randomized Trial of Hypnosis as a Pain and Symptom Management Strategy in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

Gwenyth R Wallen,1 Kimberly R Middleton,1 Nancy Ames,1 Alyssa T Brooks,1 and Daniel Handel2

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Hypnotic Analgesia may Influence Pain Both by Altering Activity in Localized “Specific” Areas and by Facilitating Shifts in General Brain States

Hypnosis has been used to treat every type of pain condition imaginable over centuries and across cultures. What is new about hypnotic analgesia is the compelling empirical evidence that has emerged in the last two decades regarding its efficacy and mechanistic underpinnings.

hypnotic analgesia may influence pain both by altering activity in specific areas and by [...]

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