Pain treatment myths

Trance away the pain

While how it works is not fully understood, hypnosis shows potential for being part of a multi-pronged pain management approach.

While how it works is not fully understood, hypnosis shows potential for being part of a multi-pronged pain management approach.

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In much of the world, myths regarding childbirth mean women experience more pain than they could. Education is key.

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Too often, the medical profession ignores self-reported health from women in labour. Doing so risks both mother and baby.

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Is it possible to trick the brain into thinking a placebo will help reduce pain? The signs are good.

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Medical cannabis has been trumpeted in the media as a panacea for all manner of pain. But scientific evidence that it works is lacking.

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With scans often showing no damage to people with bad backs, doctors were forced to rethink how they approach pain.

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Acupuncture is becoming more widely accepted as a pain treatment but what is the science behind it?

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Chronic pain affects 30 percent of all people, making it the number one reason for a visit to the doctor. 360info explores the myths of treating it.

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