For those suffering from Fibromyalgia, you know what the symptoms are.  For those who don’t Fibromyalgia is a common complex chronic pain disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness to touch.  Many times these symptoms lead to social isolation, depression and a general decrease in the quality of life.

Currently, there is no cure for Fibromyalgia and most treatment regimens consist of symptom reduction methods including medication, exercise and behavioral and alternative therapies.  Hypnotherapy, complimentary alternative therapy, can help reduce the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, giving the sufferer a chance at a better quality of life.  Hypnotherapy is now emerging as one of the best alternative treatments available for Fibromyalgia.

In fact, in a controlled study published in The Journal of Rheumatology, it was found that “the patients in the hypnotherapy group showed a significantly better outcome with respect to their pain experience, fatigue on awakening, sleep pattern…”  The study concluded that hypnotherapy is a useful tool in relieving symptoms in patients with refractory fibromyalgia.

Hypnotherapy can help Fibromyalgia sufferers reduce pain and fatigue, manage and release associated stress, and provide a better quality of life.  Hypnotherapy has been a proven method to decrease pain sensations and has been documented using functional MRI technology.  In this particular study it was noted that activation in the pain ‘neuromatrix’ was noted with the use of hypnotic intervention and the changes could be seen on the fMRI in the active pain centers in the brain.  The subjects stated they experienced greater pain reduction with the use of the hypnotic suggestion.

How can Hypnotherapy help?

  • Decreased muscle pain
  • Stress Management
  • Provide tools to help you overcome the pain signals
  • Reduction of anxiety
  • Pain Relief/Reduction
  • Tension Relief
  • Emotional Healing
  • Coping Capabilities
  • Disconnect from Pain
  • Fatigue Management
  • Sensory Substitution
  • Symptom Reduction
  • Mood Improvement

If you would like some more information on how hypnotherapy can help you, give us a call at 248) 797-9506 or send us an email at


Derbyshire, S. W.G., Whalley, M. G. and Oakley, D. A. (2009), Fibromyalgia pain and its modulation by hypnotic and non-hypnotic suggestion: An fMRI analysis. European Journal of Pain, 13: 542–550. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpain.2008.06.010

Haanen, H. C., Hoenderdos, H. T., Van Romunde, L. K., Hop, W. C., Mailee, C., Terwiel, J. P., & Hekster, G. B. (1991). Controlled trial of hypnotherapy in the treatment of refractory fibromyalgia [Abstract].Journal of Rheumatology, 18(1), 72-75.