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Bill Anapoell


With over 26 years of experience as a physician, I have come to appreciate the role the mind plays both in creating and maintaining disease as well as in eliminating it. Our own human experience has taught us time and again that we can work ourselves up over a situation to the point that we are upset, anxious, and unable to see a way out. Fortunately, science has shown us that we can also think ourselves healthy.

My name is Bill Anapoell. I am a medical doctor whose emphasis is on acute care medicine in the hospital setting. When it comes to pain, my patients run the gamut from post operative pain to chronic discomfort they’ve had for years. Using hypnosis successfully in the routine care of patients has afforded me the ability to be a member of the Pain Management Task Force at my hospital. This is a multidisciplinary task force created specifically for the purpose of reducing the use of narcotic medication in the management of pain (the government is requiring such interventions of hospitals at this time). I am also an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD School of Medicine and the Medical Director for over 150 primary care doctors and 450 specialists who together care for over 20,000 patients in the San Diego area. One of my many responsibilities in these roles is educating current and future doctors on the many facets of patient care.

I would love the opportunity to share an algorithmic yet heuristic approach that I have used with thousands of patients over the years to achieve effective pain management. I await only your permission to do so.

Pain Management: How To Know Which Technique to Use When

Pain can be acute, subacute, or chronic and knowing which technique to use or how best to approach a particular client can be confusing. However, by matching the pain stimulus to the specific area of the neuroanatomy that is being stimulated, we can easily map out a multitude of simple techniques that that will allow you to handle any situation on the spot! I promise not to bore you with hard core science, but I will show you how having a basic knowledge of neuroanatomy will allow you to easily pick an effective approach regardless of the type of pain your client has.