Virtual reality (VR) is quickly working its way out of the gaming space and into the medical field, with experts trying this technology in areas from counseling to child birth. Perhaps the idea of putting on a set of goggles while talking about a phobia may sound fanciful. But researchers are finding that changing what we see and hear during moments of stress may reduce anxiety and potentially pain.
These therapeutic methods aren’t all available at your local clinic, just yet. But developers and medical research centers are pushing forward, finding that getting out of one’s own head space may, eventually, play a key role in the healing process.
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