Power of the mind can lessen chronic pain

时间:2019-03-02 01:19:04166网络整理admin

PATIENTS could suppress chronic pain by learning to control the activity of certain areas of their brains. Christopher deCharms of imaging technology firm Omneuron in California and his colleagues at Stanford University showed eight patients suffering from chronic pain feedback from real-time functional magnetic resonance images of the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC), one of the brain’s pain centres. All of the patients had complicated conditions, including fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain, which had failed to respond to treatment. But after just three 13-minute sessions in the scanner,