Treatment of Chronic Tension-type Headache With Hypnotherapy: A Single-blind Time Controlled Study
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 31, Issue 10, pages 686–689, November 1991
How to Cite
Melis, P. M.L., Rooimans, W., Spierings, E. L.H. and Hoogduin, C. A.L. (1991), Treatment of Chronic Tension-type Headache With Hypnotherapy: A Single-blind Time Controlled Study. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 31: 686–689. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1991.hed3110686.x
- Issue published online: 20 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
- Accepted for Publication: October 3, 1991.
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- tension-type headache;
We investigated the effectiveness of a special hypnotherapy technique in the treatment of chronic tension-type headache. A waitinglist control group was used to control for the changes in headache activity due to the passage of time. The results showed significant reductions in the number of headache days (p<0.05), the number of headache hours (p<0.05) and headache intensity (p<0.05). The improvement was confirmed by the subjective evaluation data gathered with the use of a questionnaire and by a significant reduction in anxiety scores (p< 0.01).