Pain is more than just a physical sensation. Pain can affect your emotions and behavior, and can also have a negative impact on the quality of life. Hypnosis has been successfully used for treatment of headaches, back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, post-surgical pain, etc. Hypnosis & self-hypnosis are endorsed by the National Institutes of Health and the Joint Commission Association for Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) as an adjunctive coping skill in the treatment of chronic and cancer pain. Cancer Research has shown that hypnosis helps manage cancer pain and is effective in increasing the immune system while decreasing the uncomfortable side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. By learning self-hypnosis techniques people can achieve better control over the amount of pain they feel and thus get back control over their lives.