Manage Headaches, Don’t Just Live With Them!
An article in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis* said that often these patients improve more slowly than those with migraine or tension headaches. He hypothesized that this is because the standard medical therapies that their clinicians have prescribed for them have been unsuccessful and that they were therefore told that they must just “live with it.” These patients frequently feel hopeless and helpless, depressed, anxious, discouraged, stop attending school, stop playing on teams, and eat poorly.
The author’s experience indicates that medical hypnosis can be a very valuable tool for these patients.
* Kohen, D. P. 2011. Chronic daily headache: helping adolescents help themselves with self-hypnosis. Am J Clin Hypn 54:32-46.