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The mind is a powerful healing tool. Using our imagination, we can visualize almost anything. Imagery (or visualization) is a therapeutic technique that has been used for centuries. By creating images in the mind, a person can reduce pain and symptoms associated with his or her condition.
Imagery usually involves a program with set objectives and goals. Patients are guided to visualize their goals and work toward them.
Two imagery techniques are widely used today:
Studies have also shown that imagery can help to improve relaxation.