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any information about hypnosis?

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#1 Mon, 29/09/2014 - 14:32
Last seen: 8 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 26/02/2014 - 14:26

any information about hypnosis?

Back again..........I have cch and cm, have had a neurotransmittor for 4 years which, sadly, seems not to help. It is switched off now for a 6 month trial to monitor what happens. I manage the clusters with triptans and O2. I have tried just about every treatment option over the past 16 years and a fair range of alternatives. Has anyone tried hypnosis? From a hypnotist or self-hypnosis? Thanks.

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 15:29
Colin Allen Vic...
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 21/03/2012 - 15:19

Tried everything but hypnosis over the years. I did try hypnosis twice in an effort to stop smoking without success. It left me with a large hole in my wallet and ongoing CH. Worth a try,I suppose,if you're prepared to risk a few bob.

Colin Allen

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Mon, 29/09/2014 - 19:52
Last seen: 7 years 5 months ago
Joined: 26/02/2014 - 14:54

" when I click my fingers you do not have a cluster headache its all in the mind ignore it". would be good if it could work.


on a different note on alternative healing anyone tried faith healing when they use vibrating hands energy fields etc. By chance was reading about it today, if you can find a genuine one instead of the many quacks they seem to do well, but saw nothing on headache disorders.

done the full circle of traditional chinnese medicine years ago. It could stop a cluster attack in minutes but not prevent them, cluster would be back within a couple of hours too.

Tue, 30/09/2014 - 09:00
Last seen: 9 hours 15 min ago
Joined: 21/03/2012 - 15:16

I wouldn't waste your money Ann.  It might well keep you calm and help you deal with attacks when they do come along, but it seems a flippin' expensive way of doing it.



Thu, 02/10/2014 - 13:42 (Reply to #4)
Last seen: 8 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 26/02/2014 - 14:26

Thanks everybody. Apparently hypnosis affects the same part of the brain as faith healing so they would come under the same umbrella. The measured effect is very similar to that achieved by some meditators and yogis so it would seem that for some people these techniques could possibly help in calming a sufferer. I was interested in self hypnosis , not going to a hypnotist  which on my income is utterly impossible. Guess it's back to the deep breathing then (doesn''t stop the pain but sometimes helps a little, perhaps simply by distraction.....) Ho hum.


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