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How To Reduce Pain With A Simple Photograph

How To Reduce Pain With A Simple Photograph

Past research has shown that having loved ones present or holding your hand can reduce pain.  In a recent study, they wanted to know if a simple photograph of a loved one would produce the same results. They assembled 28 women in long-term relationships and their partners.  Researchers took photos of the partners for use in the experiment. They tested the women’s ability to resist pain with a thermal stimulation test.  They then exposed them to each of 6 different…

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