The mind is a powerful thing, and combined with virtual reality technology it can be even more powerful. Powerful enough to put your body in a different world and help you escape anxiety and even pain. Virtual reality can help take over your sense of vision and hearing, which can be a huge contributor to how your body perceives pain. While VR technology may not be able to replace pain relieving drugs, it can definitely contribute to a patients overall well-being. When confined to a hospital bed all day, it is nice to be able to escape into a different reality. Being immersed into a 360 degree environment is much more visually stimulating than a peaceful painting or even a movie. Check out the Virtual Reality treatments in action below brought to you by Mashable.
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