Douleur et Analgésie

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 217–222 | Cite as

L’hypnose médicale dans la gestion de la douleur chronique

  • G. Tosti
Mise Au Point / Update


L’intérêt pour l’hypnose dans la gestion de la douleur chronique a augmenté ces dernières années, et plusieurs études ont montré que l’hypnose permet une diminution significative de la douleur chronique. Toutefois, l’on retrouve certains biais méthodologiques dans la plupart de ces études. Premièrement, il existe un manque de standardisation des protocoles hypnotiques utilisés. Deuxièmement, il n’existe pas de données permettant de déterminer précisément le profil clinique des patients répondeurs à l’hypnose. Troisièmement, l’efficacité de l’autohypnose a été peu étudiée. Enfin, il y a peu de données concernant les effets positifs de l’hypnose audelà de la réduction de la douleur. D’autres recherches s’avèrent nécessaires pour évaluer pleinement l’efficacité de l’hypnose dans la gestion de la douleur chronique.

Mots clés

Hypnose Douleur chronique Autohypnose Traitement complémentaire de la douleur 

Medical hypnosis in chronic pain management


Interest in hypnosis for chronic pain management has increased in recent years and several studies have indicated that hypnosis interventions produce a significant decrease in chronic pain. However, there are a number of basic research weaknesses throughout most of these reports. First, there was a lack of standardization of the hypnotic interventions. Second, no data were available to determine precisely a clinical profile of responders to hypnosis. Third, the efficacy of self-hypnosis benefits has poorly been investigated. However, there are few data about the positive effects of hypnosis beyond pain reduction and so continuous research will be needed to fully evaluate the efficacy of hypnosis in chronic pain management.


Hypnosis Chronic pain Self-hypnosis Additional pain treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre d’évaluation et de traitement de la douleurhôpital Ambroise-ParéBoulogne-BillancourtFrance

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