Video Games Better Than Drugs For Chronic Pain

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Posted on December 16, 2007, William Video Games Better Than Drugs For Chronic Pain


The therapeutic value of video games has always been understated. Fortunately, members of the scientific and medical communities have started to respect the value of video games as a tool of therapy.

A Simon Fraser University (Vancouver) professor is trying to find out why various experiments consistently show that people who suffer from serious pain tend to find more relief in virtual reality gaming environments than standard drug-based treatments.

Virtual reality environments and biofeedback meditation have been proven extremely successful in many Canadian studies. Perhaps people will eventually start understanding the value of technology and video game based therapy. I know many veterans who are using video games as therapy and it’s working for them more than traditional medicine as well. Check out the Via link for the full story.


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