Some insights on how to relieve pain using psychology, with links to the studies:
- Clutch some money.
- Listen to good music.
- Have a healthy relationship.
- Look at a photo of a loved one.
- Better yet, get a massage from a loved one.
- Try being nice, overall. Pain hurts more if the person hurting you means it and doctors take pain more seriously when they like the patient.
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