New Technique Helps Fight Pain

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By Molly Clifton

Electric stimulation to certain sections of the brain may help your body fight pain.

Researchers at the University of Michigan used electrodes to stimulate the skull of a patient with severe facial pain.

Doctors say the brain tissue in the area released an opiate type substance that acted like a pain killer.

Researchers say repetitive stimulation is needed for long lasting relief.

The findings support previous studies on migraine pain.

 



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