Intermission: Virtual Reality Could Help Relieve Real Chronic Pain Intermission: Virtual Reality Could Help Relieve Real Chronic Pain
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Intermission: Virtual Reality Could Help Relieve Real Chronic Pain

by Pete(r) Karinen

January 9, 2013

Dr. Diane Gromala and her team are using virtual reality to allow people to focus on their pain and recreate mindful meditation.  As unnatural as it may sound, focussing on one's pain— instead of ignoring it or dulling it with narcotics—might be the key to controlling it.

 


 

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Intermission: Virtual Reality Could Help Relieve Real Chronic Pain