Did you know that there are at least 3,000 different chemicals that our body creates and that 600 of them are created in our own brain?
Pain is now considered the 5th Vital Sign. Years ago, there where only 4 Vital Signs: blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperture. The governing agency of rating and accrediting hospitals, the JCAHO, now specifies that pain be rated as the 5th Vital Sign.
The good news is that the NIH (National Institute of Health), has research that supports that hypnosis and relaxation techniques are tools for the management of pain and sleep.