Art therapy: Another way to help manage pain

Matthew Solan, Harvard Men's Health Watch
July 17, 2018
By Matthew Solan, Harvard Men's Health Watch
It turns out that making art can be a powerful therapeutic tool for adults, especially in the treatment and management of pain.

Called art therapy, this type of psychotherapy can help modify your response to emotional and physical problems related to pain.

"Art therapy does not replace the need for pain medication, but it can be used as an effective complement and reduce perceptions of pain experiences," says Kelsey A. Skerpan, an art therapist with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. "It can help people better manage the symptoms of stress and anxiety that accompany pain, which assists with the recovery process and improves quality of life." | READ THE FULL STORY

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