On the island of Guernsey, patient will test VR soon to fight chronic pains and phobias.
VR is a simulated experience that can be similar to, or completely different from the real world. It was first applied in pain management as a distraction tool for burns patients that were having difficult procedures that were traumatic for them. A virtual reality experience was created which made the patients seem as if they were in a ‘snow world.’ From doing this they found it was reducing their pain by up to 60%.
Source: Virtual Reality In Health and Well-being – Island FM