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Scientists name new way to defeat pain

14:36, 29 December 2020
Scientists name new way to defeat pain Photo: Denis Kozhevnikov/TASS

Painful sensations are usually stemmed with the help of some medications. However, scientists from Germany have found a new way to overcome pain.


Study participants were exposed to electrodes for painful sensations. At that moment, they were in extreme cold. During the experiment, experts monitored the activity of the brain using a particular device.

After testing, the volunteers admitted that they experienced less pain from the electrodes amid cold. It turned out that one source of the pain can significantly weaken the sensation of another. Scientists believe that people who have contraindications for analgesics or other pain relievers can use such methods, Economy Today reports.

The publication clarifies that headache is considered the most common pain. It can arise for various reasons. 

Experts recommend taking aspirin or injections of ascorbic acid and advise not abusing pills and self-medication.

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