Subliminal messages evaluated as tool for reducing pain

04/3/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Researchers at California State University, Northridge, are studying the use of subliminal relaxation messages delivered via mobile device applications to help increase pain tolerance. Researcher Abraham Rutchick says the idea is similar to guided imagery, but the images may be more accessible for some patients. The results of a small study were presented at a meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

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