The more hypnosis is studied, the more its benefits are confirmed. A recent study showed how hypnosis can help with pain relief. The first stop when experiencing pain, of course, should be a medical doctor. In fact, no reputable hypnotist should see a client for pain relief unless the client has cleared it with their medical doctor. However, as we continue to try to manage pain and not have dependence on opioids, hypnosis may be an option.