Mind over Matter; Hypnotherapy and the power of the mind
A patient underwent dental treatment to remove two rotten teeth. Due to the costs of the treatment the patient decided to undergo dental work with a dentist that used hypnotherapy as the only pain relief! This was at the Smile and wellbeing clinic in Stortford.
The patient reported saying that he felt no pain at all.
This is a classic example of ‘Mind Over matter’ and the power of Hypnotherapy. We all have the ability to control our minds effectively to help our bodies get the results we want. Its all a matter of the subconscious mind’s ability to communicate with our brains and in this case, get the physiological response that we want. In this particular case, the dentist used very effective visualisation techniques whilst the patient was in hypnosis, so that the patient felt hardly any pain at all.
This particular patient has also previously gone through hypnotherapy to quit his 40 a day, cigarette habit.
The patient was conscious throughout the two hour procedure and felt nothing but a ‘sting’. Taking into consideration that both of his two teeth were being removed which meant literally ‘pulling’ and ‘digging away’ at the tooths from the nerves and roots that they were attached to.
Hypnotherapy, is now being considered by this particular clinic for use in tooth transplants. Imagine the amount of money that could be saved by the NHS and patients alike if hypnotherapy could be more widely integrated for minor treatments without the use of local anesthetics. The evidence on hypnotherapy and its success with pain relief is astounding. Please view the article; ‘hypnotherapy and pain’ for more information and research details.