Nostalgia May Cure Headaches And Reduce Pain

Curing your headaches may be as simple as a trip down memory lane.

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing found that looking at old pictures and videos helped reduce headache pains. Scientists used a heat generator to expose study participants to various levels of pain.

They found that pain levels decreased when people were shown childhood images. Those images included photos of their childhood, old cartoons, schoolyard games and popular candy.

The study noted the scientific reason for the pain reduction is unclear, but they suspect it triggers an area of the brain that reduces the feeling of pain.