Friday, November 23, 2007

Mirror therapy

It looks like the effectiveness of mirror therapy for phantom limb pain has been independently verified yet again.

Kent has sent a link to a video featuring Ramachandran.
He says, "This is a link to a TED talk by V.S. RAMACHANDRAN. In the middle of the half hour talk he describes stumbling on the mirror box as a means for dealing with phantom limb. It is a very engaging video. Thought you and your readers might be interested."


Thanks Kent. Thumbs-up.

3 comments:

Matthias Weinberger said...

They are running several big studies at Walter Reed at the moment. It'll be very interesting to see what their findings are over the next few years.

Traumatic amputations are generally a lot more complicated - but I guess that mirror therapy still will have a 90% success rate - minimum. The science behind it is just too good.

Kent said...

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/184 This is a link to a TED talk by V.S. RAMACHANDRAN. In the middle of the half hour talk he describes stumbling on the mirror box as a means for dealing with phantom limb. It is a very engaging video. Thought you and your readers might be interested.

dermoneuromodulator said...

Thanks Kent!:)
I'm going to put it in the post as a live link.