Similarities between VR pain relief and hypnotherapy
Virtual reality is often associated with video games. But did you know it is also being trialled in hospitals to relieve burns victims’ pain – and could be used by sportspeople in the future?
In this article, I look at the theory behind VR pain relief, which works to limit the amount of “bandwidth” available in the nervous system to carry pain signals to the brain.
I also consider similarities between VR pain relief and hypnotherapy, which of course is already available. You might be surprised to learn that it works in much the same way!