The art of pain therapy

Art therapy can be an effective way to help manage pain.

Published: September, 2018

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If you deal with pain from an injury, surgery, or just daily life, you may want to make some art.

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that taps into parts of the brain involved in the creative process. And this can help modify your response to emotional and physical concerns.

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