Pleasant images can reduce pain

Universite de Montreal scientist have found that focusing on pleasant image could alleviate the sting. Emotions can alter how we react to pain since they are interlinked. Using pleasant, unpleasant or neutral images to elicit emotions and electric shocks for pain, scientist monitored the subjects’ brain reactions and found the pain was worse when paired with negative emotions. This is evidence that pain is governed by mood, say researchers. Non-pharmaceutical interventions-mood enhancers such as photography or music could be used to help alleviate pain. These interventions would be inexpensive and adaptable to several fields. So the next time you are in stress or in pain try looking at pleasant images so that you can feel comfort.

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