Friday, August 07, 2009

Firbrmyalgia and mirror therapy.

Medical News Today had an article Fibromyalgia Pain caused by Neuron Mismatch.

Dr Candy McCabe at Bath Universsity in the UK has shown that using mirror therapy a mismatch could be identified between what the brain sees through the sense of sight and what it feels through the motor system. It suggests that a mismatch between sensory and motor neurons could be at the root of fibromyalgia pain.

The article states that they have had some success by using a similar mirror technique to alleviate chronic pain.
This was achieved by helping the brain to see a limb moving freely without pain - although in reality it is a reflection of their pain-free limb using a mirror.

This is more evidence of the effectiveness of mirror therapy to ease or resolve pain.

The University of Bath is one of the UK's leading universities.

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