glove anesthesia


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Noun1.glove anesthesia - a mental disorder involving loss of sensitivity in the hand and wrist; "since no combination of nerves serve this area a glove anesthesia is clearly psychogenic in origin"
conversion disorder, conversion hysteria, conversion reaction - a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)
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The relaxation technique usually involved allowing the patient to gain control of the symptoms that caused the most distress by empowering her with treatment methods such as glove anesthesia, warm/cold imagery, and some projection techniques using a split screen.
Rapid pain relief was obtained with the use of glove anesthesia, a process by which the patient transfers the suggestion of analgesia, in a distribution in the area of a hand, to painful areas.
Using warm / cold imagery and glove anesthesia, I've had successes.