As a new component of their practice, physicians, nurses,
dentists, dental assistants and other health care professionals
use Anodyne techniques to help patients very quickly relax and
relieve pain and anxiety, regardless of the circumstances.
The specific Anodyne techniques have been refined through
clinical use with hundreds of patients undergoing a wide variety
of medical and dental procedures, and are successful with virtually
Because Anodyne is conversational and fluid, it accompanies
any procedure without requiring extra time. In fact, Anodyne
patients' greater ability to relax and cooperate saves time and
enhances procedural efficiency.
The specific techniques of Anodyne Awareness are drawn from
the fields of hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), intuitive
awareness, guided imagery, and conscious breathing. Anodyne is
grounded in clinical experience of what works quickly and effectively
in the acute, time-conscious domain of modern medical and dental
Anodyne is useful in any procedure where patient comfort is
an issue and serves especially well as a complementary alternative
to pharmacological conscious sedation for relief of pain and
Anodyne is also used to quickly control physiological processes
such as blood pressure, heart rate, bleeding, peristalsis, and
rapid metabolizing of chemical anesthesia. Because it is fluid
and conversational, the Anodyne interaction takes no additional
time and most often saves time.
Although Anodyne is technique-based, it is not a modality
or form of therapy. Rather, it is a new way of bringing higher
awareness and mindfulness to every patient interaction.
Medical professionals also trained as Anodyne practitioners
have many more choices for successfully interacting with patients.
Patients feel empowered as they learn relaxation tools they can
Additional information about how Anodyne works and its benefits
is on the FAQs page.