Can hypnotherapy help reduce headache pain?

Hypnotherapy has been proven effective against many kinds of headaches. Many common headaches are caused by muscle tension, heart rate, blood pressure, and blood flow. Hypnotherapy can put you in a hypnotic state and make suggestions that will allow you to control these factors and alleviate pain. The practitioner may also use imagery so you can visualize the pain of the headache actually leaving the body and being placed somewhere else. In this manner headache pain can be resolved in a noninvasive fashion without drugs or side-effects.

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