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Children imagine away pain



This year’s theme focuses on increasing the awareness of clinicians, scientists, and the public of our growing pain knowledge and how it can benefit those living with pain.

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That magnificent imagination that kids have and that we somehow tend to lose as we grow up (why is that?) is apparently a powerful ally in attempts to reduce the frequency and impact of abdominal pain in kids.  Rather than describe it badly, have a look at the BBC coverage of it here ‘Children can be taught to use their imagination to tackle frequent bouts of stomach pain’, and the abstract here ‘Audio-Recorded Guided Imagery Treatment Reduces Functional Abdominal Pain in Children‘.

The abstract includes a link to the pdf of the whole paper which, it seems, is free.  Congratulations Pediatrics.

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