IMAGINATION can reduce pain: Study finds you suffer less if you tell yourself it won’t hurt



Simply imagining something to be less painful may ease your experience of it, a new research from the Netherlands suggests.
The theory relies on the placebo effect which says that our experience is shaped by our expectations – so if you imagine that something won’t hurt, it just might not.
Through visualization exercises, the researchers found that experiment participants could, to some extent, control how painful their experiences were.
The study author hopes that her work in healthy people could be applied to patients to help ease their suffering through chronic pain and other... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Health, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail
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