Researchers have described in several articles that virtual reality as a means of distraction, inducing positive emotions, or creating the perception of "swapping" a limb or bodily area affected by chronic pain in a virtual environment can be a powerful therapeutic tool.
Arthritis is a form of inflammation of joints. It involves severe pain, swelling in joints, and joint stiffness. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, of which Osteoarthritis is the most common. Sounds painful? It is indeed agonising.
A new study has shed light on the complex interactions between the senses of taste and touch, explaining the science behind the tingling sensation caused by eating a popular Asian spice- Szechuan pepper.