In the last years there was a growing evidence, documented by numerous tested studies and meta-analysis, of the hypnotic analgesia. The principal clinic application areas of hypnosis concern: a) for example, postoperating pain, "procedural" pain, dental pain, obstetric pain, great burns pain), b) chronic pain, no-oncologic pain (for example chronic primary cephalalgia, orofacial ache, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia), c) oncologic pain. Hypnotic techniques proposed to control the chronic pain are numerous. They are mostly connected to operator creativity, to the quality of the established relationship doctor-patient and to pain characteristics. In fact there are techniques that interpret better the space dimensions of the symptom, others the affective qualities, others more the temporal modules. The introduction of indirect methods (ericksonian) and more sophisticated ones has significatively improved the therapeutic outcomes. Hypnosis, therefore, even if it isn’t a panacea, represents a versatile and precious therapeutic tool for the patient with chronic oncologic pain, capable not only to restructure the pain system, alleviating sufferings, but also acting in a wider therapeutic context, to offer an effective help to the patient’s complex problems.
Keywords: Hypnosis, hypnotic analgesia, techniques, clinic studies.