Category Archives: pain

Pain theory and management

Harnessing the placebo effect

The word placebo means “I shall please” and originally comes from Church liturgy “I shall please the Lord”, and was later used for any attempt to flatter or please another. By the 19th Century, physicians used placebo to refer to … Continue reading

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Cross your arms to relieve pain

Crossing your arms after burning your hand or suffering an injury could lessen pain, research suggests. Scientists found that crossing the arms across the body may confuse the brain about where pain is occurring. ┬áResearchers think the theory has most … Continue reading

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