Hypnosis and phantom limb pain

Ramony Chan*

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Abstract

Treating phantom limb pain is a difficult task, as its pathophysiology and aetiology are not yet well understood (Jensen & Rasmussen, 1994). Patients with phantom limb pain not only suffer enormously, but they are also mystified and frustrated by their experience of pain in a limb that is no longer there. Among many treatments available, hypnosis could be promising, since it is well known to be effective in the treatment of pain (Hawkins, 200; Montgomery, DuHamel, & Redd, 2001). The following case study addresses the application and effectiveness of hypnosis in the treatment of phantom limb pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-64
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Volume34
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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