‘Art Rx’: museum tours linked to easing chronic pain

Category: Health

‘Art Rx’ tours at the Crocker Museum of Art in Sacramento, California gave patients a chance to connect with art, other people, and themselves. As a result, these patients tended to feel a decrease in chronic pain.

Viewing works of art can have an analgesic effect on chronic pain and alleviate feelings of isolation for patients who suffer from it, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Davis published in the journal Pain Medicine.

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