Most hypnotists work with discomfort (pain) problems primarily in conjunction with appropriate healing arts professionals. This is because pain often is a symptom of a problem rather than the problem itself. A headache might be a migraine; it may also be a brain tumor, therefore a medical diagnosis prior to your hypnosis sessions is important. Properly used; hypnosis can reduce pain, alleviate anxiety, remove fears of dentistry or surgery, eliminate or reduce the need for injections or other applications of chemical anesthesia, promote comfort and healing and expedite recovery. It is becoming more common in dentistry, obstetrics, burn treatment and emergency room trauma. In accomplishing the above, it is evident that hypnosis can prove dramatically effective in dealing with medically-related stress situations. Hypnosis has been found to be particularly effective when addressing such issues as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.