An assisted relaxation technique can help to allay fears of subjective or objective nature hence inspite of pricking the skin, pain is not perceived by brain.
Self hypnotherapy is the practice of relaxation by self suggestion so as to alleviate the pain component of pathological process. Thus it may not be called treatment but only symptomatic relief from pain which helps getting cooperation in induction of other drug regime.
This technique is useful for treatment of fearful uncooperative child patient also.
Technique :- Ask the patient to sit in reclined comfortable seat in a quiet area.
Explain the need to control breathing through nose. Try thorecic breathing for a minute. Switch over to abdominal breathing for two minutes. Stretch whole body muscles for few seconds from head to toe with arms streched straight over the head. When exausted, switch over to relaxed state from head to toe with both arms at side and legs straight.
Close the eyes and continue abdominal breathing for few minutes. Try to forget the site of pain and concentrate over tip of toe of both feet.
Think of any experience of past pleasurable memory. Try to forget present pain and give self suggestions that you dont feel pain any more. Make believe that you have recovered from pain and you will not feel same ever after. Gradually open eyes, continue deep abdominal breathing for few minutes and then return to thorecic breathing with normal mobilty.
Repeat this daily morning and evening for two weeks.
This self suggestion technique will help reduce the pain perception.
If required help from instructor may be taken.