Pain and Healing
- 1988 ----- color ----- 55 min ----- vhs
(Mind, The series, Part 5)
What is the mind's role in healing the body and controlling pain? Explores the ways in which attitudes affect patterns of disease and pain. At the University of Washington's pain clinic, patients with chronic-pain participate in a three-week course designed to ease their suffering. In a demonstration of hypnosis, patients learn that the brain is actually an interpreter of pain. The pain-killing mechanisms of the body also respond to expectation and placebos, allowing the mind to make associations that may have a powerful effect on the healing process. The mind may be an essential factor in our well-being.
- Topics: (Biology, Physiology, Psychology: Bio-Behavioral)