Posted: Jan 08, 2014 6:07 pm
Weaver wrote:I don't think anyone has suggested hypnosis or relaxation in place of general anesthesia - only for management of local pain associated with superficial procedures.

Phew. Personally I found that what I call 'attitude adjustment' after surgery -- and I've had a fair bit in recent years -- does help with pain. It doesn't diminish it exactly but it makes it easier to deal with, putting it in the background rather than having it occupy the foreground as it were.

I know, anecdote is anecdote.