Intense feelings of love may actually relieve pain - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/14/10

Intense feelings of love may actually relieve pain

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By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Jordyn Nelson

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) ­- All you need is love. It's not just a song, and new research suggests intense feelings of love may actually relieve pain! The Stanford University study found the areas of the brain activated by feelings of all-consuming love are the same areas affected by pain killing drugs.

While doctors are not suggesting chronic pain patients can be cured by falling in love; however, they hope understanding this better may lead to new ways to produce pain relief. 

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