Chronic pain resolution after a lucid dream: a case for neural plasticity?

M. Zappaterra, L. Jim, S. Pangarkar,  Medical Hypothesis, 2014, Elsevier



” […] Using as a model the unique case of Mr. S, a patient suffering with chronic pain for 22 years who experienced a complete resolution of pain after a lucid dream following 2 years of biopsychosocial treatments, we postulate that central nervous system (CNS) reorganization (i.e., neural plasticity) serves as a possible mechanism for the therapeutic benefit of multidisciplinary treatments, and may set a neural framework for healing, in this case via a lucid dream”.

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