Outcomes With Hypnosis Combined Therapy by Traci Patterson

Hypnosis Combined Therapy (HCT) by Traci Patterson, CH, CI has proven to be an excellent drug-free, non-invasive, and evidence based treatment protocol that is providing positive outcomes for the patients diagnosed with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, chronic migraines, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) [type 1 and type 2].  Yet it is not limited to these specific diagnosis.

The data in this report is specific to those clients/patients diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS); type 1 and type 2; that were treated with Hypnosis Combined Therapy (HCT).  The data is based upon all CRPS clients/patients that were seen over a one year period (June, 2015 – June, 2016).

Today, over 1 million people are diagnosed with CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) aka RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) worldwide.  While staggering, patients are not being given the options of treatments outside the box that can help them such as Hypnosis Combined Therapy (HCT).  What we have found through research and tried methodology is HCT gives hope and restores chronic pain patients’ lives.

The majority of patients diagnosed with CRPS aka RSD are treated with traditional methods (i.e. NSAIDS, PT, OT, local blocks, regional blocks, lumbar sympathetic blocks, ganglion blocks, pain medications/opioids, spinal cord stimulators and even pain pumps), and most do not see long term or permanent relief.

At Advanced Pathways we are seeing clients/patients that have been diagnosed with CRPS from all over the world.  Those from the United States have been seen at some of the top facilities (Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Scripts Medical Center, etc.) and by some of the top physicians including Dr. Chopra prior to coming to our office. These are individuals that have not been able to find relief from other treatment options (listed above), but they are able to dramatically decrease pain levels and regain their lives utilizing HCT.  Many have been able to get into complete remission.

The average starting levels are below:

Pain Level:      9.090909091   (Rated on a scale of 0-10.  10 being the worst pain imaginable.)

Sleep Quality: 7.272727273   (Rated on a scale of 0-10.  10 being the worst.)

Quality of Life:                      (Rated on a scale of 0-10.  10 being the worst.)

HCT Outcome Data – CRPS

 

The average ending levels following, “Week-Long Intensive”, with HCT:

Pain Level:      0.727272727   (Rated on a scale of 0-10.  10 being the worst pain imaginable.)

Sleep Quality: 2.363636364   (Rated on a scale of 0-10.  10 being the worst.)

Quality of Life: 3.363636364   (Rated on a scale of 0-10.  10 being the worst.)

HCT Outcome Data – CRPS 1

 

HCT is a combination of the following modalities:  clinical hypnosis, biofeedback, light/sound therapy, transdermal peptides (when appropriate), working with the limbic system, cell memory, and more.  This combination is evidence based while providing our clients/patients with the best outcomes possible.

We have found that it is critical to look at all aspects of the diagnosis and what the individual is dealing with (i.e. stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD).  It is imperative that the individual is able to resolve all of the issues they are dealing with, or have the tools to decrease these in order to regain their lives.

Hypnosis as an adjunct to medicine allows one to decrease pain and enhance healing. Often, a person with chronic pain may feel helpless, lost, and victimized. Hypnosis gives the person greater self-control, which decreases the effects on the autonomic system that activates the fight or flight response. Self-control also decreases the level of stress hormones. Both the reduction in fight or flight, and the decrease in stress hormones, can lead to a significant decrease in pain.[1]

We work with the subconscious mind.  The subconscious mind is not just in the brain or the head. According to research completed by Candace Pert, Ph.D., a research professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University, she states, “The subconscious mind is a part of every cell within the body. Every cell in the body has memory units. Each cell has over 6,000 receptor sites for proteins capable of interacting with signals and converting those signals into intracellular activity. Through molecular division, each cell divides into a daughter cell and the mother cell dies. The daughter cells replace the parent cells; however they still contain the cellular activity or memory of the mother cell. This cell replacement process occurs every three months, except in skeleton cells that divide every six months. With each division and replacement new memories can replace old memories, creating new behaviors from the cellular level.”[2]

Another key area of focus is working with the limbic system and the autonomic systems of the body.  We understand that the human body is made up of four significant vital signs:  heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and respiratory rate.  Pain was added to this list of vital signs in 2000 by JCAHO.  As with other vital signs, pain impacts a number of functions such as emotions, behavior, long-term memory and olfactory senses. The limbic system influences these same functions.  Understanding how pain interacts in the limbic system and how it operates helps patients break the pain loop and move beyond chronic pain. “When we think the Limbic System responds”[3].

When the limbic system functions abnormally, numerous health problems can occur. Physical problems such as a lack of sleep, too much stress, or chronic pain, exacerbate the problems created by an out-of-balance limbic system. The results are devastating.  In some cases, depending on the external factors, these imbalances can result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is the essence of stress turning into distress.

Hypnosis works well with the limbic system, specifically the Amygdala and the Hypothalamus, to change the stress response. Hypnosis allows a focused concentration and relaxation, resulting in an increase in oxygen throughout the body’s cells. This increase in oxygen has a major influence on decreasing a patient’s autonomic response to stress. Dr. John Rowlingson, the director of the University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology Pain Management Center, is quoted as saying, “The limbic system might explain why therapies that act primarily in the brain, such as hypnosis, biofeedback, and brain stimulation, work so well to control pain.”

Transdermal peptides mixture of BPC-157, TB-500 and MGF has been proven to break up scar tissue, decrease inflammation, and decrease nerve pain.

Hypnosis Combined Therapy – the research and science of the mind-body connection, knowledge of how brain mechanisms interact, and pulling this together in individualized treatment plans – is what makes it so successful.  Utilizing different techniques through HCT, patients are able to break the chronic pain loop, bypass devastating memories, decrease inflammation, and set a path towards hope and a new life.

If you would like more information on Hypnosis Combined Therapy (HCT) by Traci Patterson, CH, CI please contact Advanced Pathways.

 

 

[1] Temes, Roberta, PhD. (1999). Medical Hypnosis and Introduction and Clinical Guide. New York: Churchill Livingstone.

[2] Pert, Candace B. PhD (1999). Molecules of Emotion. NY: Touchstone Publishing.

[3] Siegel, Ronald D. PsyD, Michael H. Urdang and Douglas R. Johnson M.D. (2002) Back Sense. New York: Broadway Books.

 

New CDC Guidelines Effects on the Pain Community

By: Traci Patterson, CH, CI – Owner and Founder, Advanced Pathways Hypnosis

 

In the last month the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) handed down new guidelines pertaining to opioid prescribing and the National Pain Strategy (NPS) was implemented. These guidelines and strategies have left the chronic pain community reeling, discouraged and feeling left behind. This is the time for advocacy for all evidence and outcome based treatments to be available to patients.

At this time the majority of chronic pain patients are receiving inadequate care and are not receiving information on all treatment options. With the new guidelines that have been set in place doctors and insurance companies are now limiting access to medications that can keep patients functional. If these limitations are going to be put in place then pain patients need access to all evidence and outcome based, non-invasive, drug-free treatment options.

I am proud to be the owner and founder of Advanced Pathways Hypnosis. I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) myself in 2007 and was fortunate enough to get into remission in 2013. I take what I learned through my journey with chronic pain and utilize that to help others regain their lives.

To make this situation even more horrifying, is the realization that the majority of patients do not have access to the appropriate treatments. It is a disgrace to know that medical professionals are being forced to follow the oath they took to do what is best for their patients, or to follow new guidelines provided to them by the government due to fear of losing their medical license. These same clinicians’ feel that their hands are tied because other treatments that hold much potential to bringing relief – such as integrative and complementary therapies – are not covered or paid for by health insurance companies. Therefore, these treatment options for the most part are not even discussed with the patients.

I understand the feeling like no one cares or is listening. There should not be so many roadblocks for people to have access to information on all viable treatment options and to receive adequate care. Society needs to stop minimizing the pain of which they do not understand or cannot see on display.

However, lashing out against rhetoric and society is not going to solve these problems. The community needs to come together to advocate for access to all viable treatment options. A message that is honest and real needs to be pushed forward to the doctors, universities, insurance companies and elected officials. Now is the time to push for more than medications. We need to push for access to treatment options that will create a real difference in the lives of those living with pain. Become empowered and unify.

Hypnosis Combined Therapy: Providing Treatment Options and Relief for CRPS and Chronic Pain Patients

By: Traci Patterson, CH, CI – Owner and Founder, Advanced Pathways Hypnosis

Today, over 1 million people are diagnosed with CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) aka RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) worldwide. While staggering, patients are not being given the options of treatments outside the box that can help them such as Hypnosis Combined Therapy (HCT). What we have found through research and tried methodology is HCT gives hope, and restores chronic pain patients’ lives.

The majority of patients diagnosed with CRPS aka RSD are treated with traditional methods (i.e. NSAIDS, PT, OT, local blocks, regional blocks, lumbar sympathetic blocks, ganglion blocks, pain medications/opioids, spinal cord stimulators and even pain pumps), and most do not see long term or permanent relief. Unfortunately, physicians are not trained in alternative or integrative methods to treat CRPS/RSD and other chronic pain conditions. Thus, patients and their loved ones do not hear about other options. Sometimes, we have to be our own advocate as a patient and bring this information to our physician. I did, and it changed my life.

HCT has allowed countless chronic pain patients (CRPS/RSD, Fibromyalgia, phantom limb pain, chronic migraines, neuropathic pain, PTSD, etc.) to dramatically decrease their pain levels, if not get completely into remission, and regain their functionality. HCT therapies include: hypnosis, biofeedback, neuroplasticity training, cell memory, resetting the chronic pain loop in the limbic system, and more.

Hypnosis as an adjunct to medicine allows one to decrease pain and enhance healing. Often, a person with chronic pain may feel helpless, lost, and victimized. Hypnosis gives the person greater self-control, which decreases the effects on the autonomic system that activates the fight or flight response. Self-control also decreases the level of stress hormones. Both the reduction in fight or flight, and the decrease in stress hormones, can lead to a significant decrease in pain.[1]

If you have experienced hypnosis, you know that hypnosis is nothing more than focus and concentration. Hypnosis allows one to comfortably and easily set aside all the demands and pressures of everyday life. If you have never experienced formal hypnosis before, you will truly enjoy the experience. More importantly, it opens the door to a new perspective for making healthy changes in your life.

Many misconceptions about hypnosis exist today. However, the practice and process of hypnosis remains a consistent and safe approach to relieving anxiety, decreasing stress, and reducing pain. Many modern studies support the positive results of hypnosis. Although science continues to study why hypnosis works, there are many studies that reveal the complex interaction between our minds and our bodies, and our brains and our thoughts.[2] The National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducts and supports medical research throughout the nation, and they support hypnosis for pain control. The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) endorsed hypnosis as a complementary, non-pharmacological management of pain in 2000.

Hypnosis works with the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is not just in the brain or the head. According to research completed by Candace Pert, Ph.D., a research professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University, she states, “The subconscious mind is a part of every cell within the body. Every cell in the body has memory units. Each cell has over 6,000 receptor sites for proteins capable of interacting with signals and converting those signals into intracellular activity. Through molecular division, each cell divides into a daughter cell and the mother cell dies. The daughter cells replace the parent cells; however they still contain the cellular activity or memory of the mother cell. This cell replacement process occurs every three months, except in skeleton cells that divide every six months. With each division and replacement new memories can replace old memories, creating new behaviors from the cellular level.”[3]

Another key area of focus is working with the limbic system and the autonomic systems of the body. We understand that the human body is made up of four significant vital signs: heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and respiratory rate. Pain was added to this list of vital signs in 2000 by JCAHO. As with other vital signs, pain impacts a number of functions such as emotions, behavior, long-term memory and olfactory senses. The limbic system influences these same functions. Understanding how pain interacts in the limbic system and how it operates helps patients break the pain loop and move beyond chronic pain. “When we think the Limbic System responds”[4].

When the limbic system functions abnormally, numerous health problems can occur. Physical problems such as a lack of sleep, too much stress, or chronic pain, exacerbate the problems created by an out-of-balance limbic system. The results are devastating. In some cases, depending on the external factors, these imbalances can result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is the essence of stress turning into distress.

Hypnosis works well with the limbic system, specifically the Amygdala and the Hypothalamus, to change the stress response. Hypnosis allows a focused concentration and relaxation, resulting in an increase in oxygen throughout the body’s cells. This increase in oxygen has a major influence on decreasing a patient’s autonomic response to stress. Dr. John Rowlingson, the director of the University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology Pain Management Center, is quoted as saying, “The limbic system might explain why therapies that act primarily in the brain, such as hypnosis, biofeedback, and brain stimulation, work so well to control pain.”

Hypnosis Combined Therapy – the research and science of the mind-body connection, knowledge of how brain mechanisms interact, and pulling this together in individualized treatment plans, is what makes it so successful. Utilizing different techniques through HCT, patients are able to break the chronic pain loop, bypass those devastating memories, and set a path towards hope and a new life.

This is the time when opioid restrictions are being put in place and the consequences will be dire for pain patients if they do not have options to turn to.  Every patient is different as are their needs.  Therefore, they need to find a treatment options / protocols that are right for them.  Just as we are advocating for the right for physicians to treat their patients and prescribe medications – it is just as important to advocate for access to all treatment options.

 

[1] Temes, Roberta, PhD. (1999). Medical Hypnosis and Introduction and Clinical Guide. New York: Churchill Livingstone.

[2] Lipton, Bruce, PhD. (2005). The Biology of Belief. Scottsdale: Conference Recordings.

[3] Pert, Candace B. PhD (1999). Molecules of Emotion. NY: Touchstone Publishing.

[4] Siegel, Ronald D. PsyD, Michael H. Urdang and Douglas R. Johnson M.D. (2002) Back Sense. New York: Broadway Books.

 

It All Starts in the Waiting Room, and It’s a Wrap with Your Doctor

By: Traci Patterson, CH, CI – Owner and Founder, Advanced Pathways Hypnosis

 

If you or a loved one has ever been diagnosed with a chronic pain condition, CRPS, cancer, PTSD or any other debilitating condition, this will hit home as you’ve been there. Where is ‘there’, you ask? The doctor’s office to obtain verification of a diagnosis, to gather information, and hopefully gain the answers you are seeking. What most people don’t realize is that initial time in the waiting room is starting to set the stage for what is to come. The thoughts that are whirling and twirling through your head all while sitting there in those uncomfortable chairs. The body language of those sitting around you is dreary, gloomy, and everything but uplifting. Starting to sound familiar? And these are just the uncomfortable feelings even before you get to see the doctor. What most people don’t realize is all of these uncomfortable feelings and emotions are setting the stage and putting us in a place where we are more vulnerable. We are in a place physically and mentally where anything that is said to us is taken very literally, and can either help us or hinder us.

You’re finally called back to ‘the room’, or the examination room. It is cold, sterile and very unwelcoming. After a few questions and the typical vital signs, the wait continues. Stress levels are increasing, anxiety is starting to settle in, and you are on the edge of your seat not knowing what to expect.

The doctor finally arrives. You get a quick handshake, if you’re lucky, and then it is down to business. During this time, what the doctor says, how they treat you, their mannerisms, whether they actually examine you or dismiss you, and their words, set the stage for how well you will fare. Patients that are dismissed, not examined, and/or are talked down to, tend to walk away feeling degraded and hopeless. The words that are spoken to a patient at a vulnerable time are key to their success or failure in their future.

Many patients with chronic pain, CRPS, cancer, PTSD, and other debilitating illnesses end up hearing negative statistics during their doctor’s visits. They are told things like, “This is probably the worst case I have seen,” or “You are one of my most complicated patients,” or “I’m sorry, but I don’t think we have anything else to offer you.” All of these negative comments set the stage and start the patient(s) down the path to future failures.

I am not here to bash physicians or Traditional Medicine. What I am here to state is how the information, the way it is presented to a patient, and the tone in how it is said, affects their outcome. As a whole, the healthcare industry needs to do a better job teaching practitioners to communicate effectively with their patients, to make sure that all of their options are on the table, and to keep an open mind about alternative solutions.

Patients and their loved ones are searching for answers. They are holding onto hope that they will find a way to get better. They are trying to find a doctor or practitioner that will provide solid answers and solutions to help them get better. I understand there are times that traditional therapies and treatments may not be enough to help heal someone or get them into remission, but that is the time for the treating physician to be open to looking outside of the box in order to help find a solution, or perhaps encourage the patient to do so. No one treatment will work for everyone. Thus, it is very important that patients have access to information on all treatment options available.

I think I can talk about this as I have been there as a patient diagnosed with CRPS and now as a loved one of someone diagnosed with cancer. I have learned through all of these experiences that the power of suggestion at the times when we are most vulnerable can determine our outcome if we allow it. Just know there are always options out there.

Never give up hope!

 

Life in Remission: Two Years Down and Many More to Go

ByTraci Patterson, CH, CI – Owner and Founder, Advanced Pathways Hypnosis

Yes, it has actually been two years now since I officially got into remission, completely pain-free, from my Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).  This is my Anniversary week!

Remission, a word that can mean so much to so many but yet can be so elusive for others. What exactly is remission?

According to the American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary:

remission re·mis·sion (rĭ-mĭsh’ən) n.

  1. Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.
  2. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.

Having an opportunity to actually get into remission when you’ve been dealing with chronic pain, a debilitating illness or for me it was: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS); is an incredibly surreal experience. To start with, it conflicts with everything you’ve learned throughout the duration of your illness, everything that has been instilled in you by your physicians, and everything that you’ve taught yourself.  It can be very unsettling, in a way, because it calls for a total readjustment of your routine and it raises a lot of questions about the way you live your life, about what you do, how you do it, and about how you should move forward from that point forward.

The adjustment in your behavior can also meet with a fear of misunderstanding from your friends, family and peers — if they have known you as house-bound or limited in your capacity to get around, how are they going to react upon seeing you in this different capacity? On top of dealing with your newfound and unfamiliar sense of health, you have to struggle with how others perceive you, or how you imagine they perceive you.  I think one thing a lot of people don’t realize about the experience of dealing with chronic pain, debilitating illness or being chronically unwell is that it’s accompanied by a constant guilt over the effect it has on the people around you and a constant fear of judgment.  There is a reason why chronic pain, CRPS, Fibromyalgia and many other debilitating illnesses are called, ‘Invisible Illness’ or ‘Invisible Pain’.  Too often you have to choose to present yourself as either ‘the sick person’ or ‘the healthy person’ because it feels as though people can’t comprehend the idea that you really have been dealing with a real health condition.

So, what do you do when your finally hit that elusive thing called remission? For some they may choose to continue to present themselves as ‘the sick person’, but then you denying yourself the opportunity to relish in your sudden improved quality of life which seems ludicrous.  I chose to live!  I had to re-learn how to be a ‘healthy person’.  My body knew what it was like to live with chronic pain day in and day out, and now it was time to learn what it was like to live a wonderful, healthy, active life again.  The life I had lived prior to my diagnosis, prior to the accident and prior to the surgeries.

Once I gained remission utilizing hypnosis, biofeedback, cell memory, working with the Limbic System and other protocols I had to discover what my new limits were.  I had to explain to people that I was no longer the ‘china-doll that would break’; I had to learn how to give my life new meaning and how to gain a sense of purpose. I had to stay focused on staying clear of the ‘sick person’ label and being me – healthy, happy and excited for life!

The thing about getting into remission is this, you have two choices: you can move forward with your life and continue down the road to wellness, or you can choose to move backwards and lose all the momentum that got you into remission.  For me this was a no brainer.  I never wanted to go back.  I never even wanted to take a glimpse back.  Even one step back was not an option for me.  I could not fathom living with chronic pain, with CRPS, for the rest of my life once I had a taste of remission.

I am now two (2) years out.  I am in remission from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and I have a deeper appreciation for family, friends and life!  Taking the time to appreciate the little things.  Allowing those irrelevant things to flow off of my shoulders.  Yet, taking the time to soak in every single minute of life:  the sights, sounds, the sunrises and sunsets.

I have had the privilege over the last year and a half (1 ½ ) to actually help others with chronic pain, CRPS, Fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, chronic migraines, PTSD and other conditions regain their lives and get into remission.  We have to remember that your journey doesn’t end once we hit remission we just shift gears.

I truly believe that every day we get up to a brand new day, a day that has never been lived before by you or by anyone else, so we have an opportunity to paint our own master piece each day because we start with a blank canvas.   What’s on your canvas?

If you would like to know more about the author, Traci Patterson, and her journey with CRPS contact her at:

Traci@AdvancedPathways.com  |  714.717.6633

CRPS: Treatment Options That Work

By:  Traci Patterson, CH, CI, Owner and Founder of Advanced Pathways Hypnosis

Advanced Pathways is providing CRPS/RSD and chronic pain patients with solutions, hope and health.

Today there are more and more patients living with chronic pain and conditions such as CRPS/RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy).  The numbers are staggering not only in the United States but worldwide.

Too often I am reading on Facebook, Twitter and in publications that there are no treatment options available for patients diagnosed with chronic pain – especially CRPS/RSD.  In the last year I even spoke with a gentleman whose mother was diagnosed with CRPS, and he was wanting to help her and others in the CRPS community.  Yet in his recent interviews he states, ‘…No, I have not spoken with anyone that has gotten into remission with CRPS…”, and stated that he felt it will be quite some time before this can realistically happen.  Why?   I don’t understand why people are so quick to discount things that are working, but are outside the typical box of “Traditional Medicine”.  Are they afraid to step away from what is so ingrained in them to get better, to help a loved one, or to help others?

I know for myself, traditional medicine, and all it had to offer only progressed my CRPS and caused it to spread.  I hear this over and over again from clients/patients that I treat with CRPS.  So, why are more people not willing to look outside the box to find their answers?

Our traditionally trained physicians are doing their best to help those dealing with chronic pain, CRPS/RSD, Fibromyalgia, PTSD, chronic migraines and other invisible illnesses but it just isn’t enough.  Putting patients on off label medication in hope that it will mask there symptoms is not the answer.  Look at all of the side effects of these medication and what are the long-term effects on the patients?  High levels of opioids do not take away the pain.  I can personally attest to this.  I am not coming out against giving chronic pain patients medications to assist them in controlling their pain, so please don’t take that wrong.  What I am stating is that we have to be willing to look at what our body is doing, where the chronic pain loop is starting from and how we can break that loop to make the patients better.

Injections, blocks, spinal cord stimulators, pain pumps and medical marijuana are just not the answer.  None of these are going to break the chronic pain loop, re-set the limbic system and help the patient to regain control!

What I personally found after living and suffering with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) type 2 for 6+ years was that is was possible to break the chronic pain loop.  It was possible to reset the limbic system.  It was possible to work with a myriad of drug-free and non-invasive protocols to get my life back.  This is now what I am calling, “Hypnosis Combined Therapy”, and it is allowing chronic pain patients to achieve their goals, regain their lives and for most to get into remission.

Here is a link to a presentation you may find helpful:  Advanced Pathways Hypnosis – CRPS

If you would like more information on treatment options for CRPS/RSD, Fibromyalgia, Cancer Pain, Arachnoiditis, chronic migraines, neuropathic pain, PTSD, etc… then please contact our office or visit our website.

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Fibromyalgia: Successful Treatment Option

     In 1987, the American Medical Association recognized Fibromyalgia as a true physical illness and major cause of disability.  Yes, we all know that this condition has been around much longer than this and in all reality there was an illness in the 1800’s called neurasthenia where people developed the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Since the dawn of time patients have looked to their physicians for answers and treatments to alleviate their symptoms or put this condition into remission.  Instead they are told over and over again that there is no cure and are given no hope.
     I had a Fibromyalgia patient come to me to complete a, ‘one week intensive’ in August, 2014.  She had been surviving with the condition for 30 years of her life.  She had tried most of the traditional treatments and nothing worked to alleviate the pain/discomfort that comes with this condition.  For those of you that live with Fibromyalgia, you know it is very debilitating at best.  It took away her ability to have the quality of life that she dreamed of, it stole from her the ability to share precious moments with her family, stopped her from enjoying shopping or having the capability to do a full shopping trip, much less enjoying a concert or any other function dealing with large groups of people, etc.  When she came to me her average “Pain Level” was 9/10 and her “Sleep Quality” was 9/10 [0 being the best and 10 being the worst].  At the end of the week she rated her “Pain Level” at 0/10 and her “Sleep Quality” at 1/10 [0 being the best and 10 being the worst].  She was at a ‘0’ (zero) in all of the areas in her body from her head to her toes for the first time in 30 years.  She had her life back, she had the ability to start to pick up the pieces and to do the things that she had wanted to do for so long and more!
     Fibromyalgia is a medical condition known for chronic pain throughout the body, accompanied by tenderness around the joints, muscles, tendons and soft tissues. This causes those who are suffering from fibromyalgia to constantly feel tired, with aching bodies and sore areas that become more painful from contact. This condition can lead to a whole host of physical ailments that can make it difficult for people to go about their daily routines. The chronic aches and pains along with other complications related to Fibromyalgia result in a very debilitating condition.
     Too many patients hear the words that there is no treatment that can help them, there is no cure, or there is no hope.  Yes, the reality is there is no “cure” at this time, but at the same time there are treatments available that are non-invasive and drug-free that can significantly decrease pain levels and for many patients even completely alleviate their pain.
     Hypnosis Combined Therapy has the ability to break the chronic pain loop using hypnosis/hypnotherapy, biofeedback, light/sound therapy, neuroplasticity training, cell memory and etc.  This is the protocol that was utilized with the Fibromyalgia patient that I referred to above.  Today, she is enjoying a new life, pain free.  She is a whole new person!  She is spending quality time with her family, going to family functions, traveling, going to concerts, shopping with ease and has the energy to complete her tasks without thinking about it.
     “I went through a week of treatment with Traci in August, 2014, after being close to disabled for many
years. The treatment worked wonders, partly because of the nature of the treatment, but also because of Traci’s customizing each client’s treatment to their own interests and goals. Now, I’m fully functional and making up for the years’ worth of that I’ve missed…” Colleen G.
     Here is a link to an audio file of when Colleen called into a radio show that my husband was hosting:
     If you or a loved one is living with Fibromyalgia or another chronic pain condition please take a moment to visit  our website or contact us for additional information.  This is not a one off success story.  We are seeing these types of results on a weekly basis with Fibromyalgia patients, CRPS/RSD, chronic migraines, PTSD, and other debilitating chronic pain conditions.
www.AdvancedPathways.com  |  Info@AdvancedPathways.com
Telephone:  714-717-6633