Hypnosis will help with the various symptoms of Fibromyalgia. The sessions focus on the easing of pain, restoring normal sleep patterns, relaxation and stress management, releasing anxiety and depression, increasing ones energy and what is so important - establishing a feeling of "being in control".
In one study published in the Journal of Rheumatology, 40 Fibromyalgia patients were randomly assigned to treatment with either hypnotherapy or physical therapy for 12 weeks and followed up at 24 weeks. The patients in the hypnotherapy group showed a significantly better outcome with respect to pain reduction, fatigue on awakening, sleep patterns and global assessment at 12 and 24 weeks. In addition, the patients treated with hypnotherapy showed a significant improvement in their overall levels of discomfort. The authors concluded that hypnotherapy was effective in relieving the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.