Sure, hypnosis works for some people… It would be interesting to run an experiment at this place, see what percentage of the general public can be hypnotized while getting a tattoo. I mean, maybe I’m wrong about how many pain patients could successfully use this therapy, biased by my own failures with it.
Since the VA and the NIDA began their big research program to treat pain without drugs, I’ve been waiting to hear how all these other therapies are working on veterans. If veterans can obtain pain relief through alternate treatments, maybe the rest of us can too. (Well, not me, I’ve tried all the treatments they’re using.)
If hypnosis doesn’t work for you either, there’s always chocolate 🙂