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Research on Applied Neuroplasticity: Rewiring the Brain to Ease Pain

Rewiring the Brain to Ease Pain (Wall Street Journal):-

How you think about pain can have a major impact on how it feels. That’s the intrigu­ing con­clu­sion neu­ro­sci­en­tists are reach­ing as scan­ning tech­nolo­gies let them see how the brain processes pain. That’s also the prin­ci­ple behind many mind-body approaches to chronic pain that are prov­ing sur­pris­ingly effec­tive in clin­i­cal tri­als. Some are as old as med­i­ta­tion, hyp­no­sis and tai chi, while oth­ers are far more high tech.”

Link to Study Towards a physiology-based mea­sure of pain (PloS One): Read the rest of this entry »