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Mirror Therapy: Tricking the Nervous System to Help People Heal

Learn how a mirror can fool the brain into thinking a disabled limb is functioning normally in this video from SciTech Now. Mirror therapy is an accessible way for patients who have limb pain, or limited motor function in their limbs, to ease the pain and gain the function back, sometimes quite quickly. Seeing the image of the limb in the mirror tricks the brain into thinking the real limb is actually moving, often helping the real limb to eventually move.