There was a time when people thought of hypnosis as a carnival sideshow. Not anymore. Now it's used to help relieve pain from things like irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, and sickle cell disease.
A trained hypnotherapist guides you through relaxation exercises, and uses the power of suggestion to change how you think of pain. Many people see an improvement in four to 10 sessions.