Alleviate Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Hypnotherapy

Alleviate Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Hypnotherapy



I was inspired to create  FREEDOM FROM FIBROMYALGIA Guided Self Hypnosis MP3 as my dear friend Cindy suffers from this insidious disorder. It is hard to imagine the issues that she bravely deals with on a regular daily basis.  She never complains but I can tell when a day is a decent day or a day of suffering silently. She is just different and for good reason. 


Fibromyalgia, affects more than 12 million Americans, it is a musculoskeletal syndrome that may cause some or all of the following: widespread pain, tender points, incapacitating fatigue, anxiety, depression, migraines/chronic headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bladder, insomnia, hypersensitivity to cold/hot, swelling, inability to focus; fibro fog.

Difficulty remembering, numbness, stiffness, decreased energy, noise, light and odor sensitivity and skin sensitivity.

Symptoms may come and go, lasting a few minutes, an hour, a day, a week, a month or a year.


Although it is not known what causes fibromyalgia, it seems that the central nervous system is affected and that the feeling of pain comes from subtle changes in certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. These become over sensitive to pain signals rather than affecting tissues themselves.



Hypnosis has emerged as one of the best holistic alternative therapies in alleviating the pain symptoms of fibromyalgia. Many doctors are now recommending hypnosis as a viable treatment in the management of pain.

The University of Iowa researchers monitored chronic sufferers of fibromyalgia in a hypnotic trance. The study showed that there was reduced activity in the pain network area of the brain particularly in the area of the brain responsible for feeling pain. It would suggest that using hypnosis as a treatment actually has a physical effect on the brain.


Hypnosis can be used to alleviate many of the associated symptoms experienced by sufferers allowing them to better manage the frequency and intensity of flare-ups. The National Institute of Health in the US stated that fibromyalgia sufferers who use hypnosis to manage their symptoms reported 80% fewer painful episodes as opposed to those who did not use hypnosis.


Many people have stated that fibromyalgia often develops after a very stressful or traumatic experience. Hypnosis can deal with the root cause of the problem, addressing the coexisting symptoms like anxiety and stress. Hypnosis can help the person feel better and be better equipped to deal with Fibromyalgia as they learn to take control of their condition and manage their pain, creating a marked improvement to their well-being. Hypnosis makes a real difference to the long term prognosis.


A common symptom of fibromyalgia is sleep deprivation. Quality of sleep can be poor leaving the person feeling continuously exhausted. Hypnosis is used to enhance the quality of sleep which in turn can improve fibromyalgia symptoms as the body requires rest to heal. Hypnosis can also influence the autonomic nervous system which can enhance mental and emotional peace by enabling the person to take control of their condition and helping themselves. 

Teaching someone with fibromyalgia to control their own pain using self-hypnosis can allow them to take control of their own life and by empowering them.  

Visualisation and relaxation techniques can aid with developing coping strategies to decrease symptoms and improve the person’s lifestyle. These techniques have been proven to be very beneficial in aiding the person to manage their condition and lessen the severity of the symptoms.

Ultimately, Hypnosis is not a cure for fibromyalgia. However, it can certainly alleviate the symptoms experienced, allowing the person control over their body and improving their quality of life.


Rev. Jennifer Matteo-Holtz C.Ht 



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I am not a Physician or a Doctor. I am a Board Certified Hypnotherapist. I choose to honor others with my skills as added adjunctive Holistic  Therapy to be used  in conjunction with their current medical treatments being provided by their own personal medical practitioners.  I do not make the claim of healing anyone with Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a Holistic Therapy that supports people with Alternative solutions in Vocational and Avocational care needs.  


May 12th is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. 


Use #FibromyalgiaAwarenessDay to post on social media.

The first National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day was observed in 1992 in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale after historical documentation was reviewed and suggested she suffered from symptoms similar to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.  For more information on National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day visit

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