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This is what happens when virtual reality is used in pediatric surgery

To some, this may happen unexpectedly, but virtual reality is actually moving more and more into the operating theater. It has already proven itself to children in the form of virtual hypnosis and in many cases made it possible without sedation and narcosis. From these examples it is clear that we are still at the very beginning of our knowledge of the brain and that we have much to learn.

In recent years, meditation practices have gained influence and credibility in many places. "Full Awareness" is designed to stimulate the brain, help with depression and support the cardiovascular system. Although we still lack it, the mechanisms of our consciousness are gaining enormous importance.

Even more amazing is what happens in some operating theaters. Under hypnosis, people were put off smoking, but it was already possible to perform open-brain surgery without general anesthesia and the associated risks. Thus, they were able to operate the patient completely consciously and responsibly without pain. It is interesting that you give up your current general anesthesia and settle for much easier local anesthesia.

A welcome alternative to general anesthesia

To make up for the lack of properly trained staff or simply the necessary training, some hospitals are now using virtual reality. For example, the The Starlight Children's Foundation in the US state of Colorado in collaboration with Lenovo. As part of a one-year experiment, children were subjected to virtual hypnosis with VR glasses on their nose without anesthesia.

That of VentureBeat interviewed pediatrician Dr. Joe Albeitz after, the results are promising. And not only that! This method also contributes to a significant improvement in the quality of life of many young patients. Especially for children who have a longer hospital stay in front of them.

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Virtual reality enables these children to maintain the appearance of a "normal life". "And that, of course, affects their quality of life in the hospital," the doctor explains.

We are facing children who previously needed general anesthesia and can now remain awake with minimal treatment.

An argument for further examining the benefits of hypnosis and hypnotic brain sessions. And proof that technology and technology can still bring us some benefits we don’t yet know. But it also opens the door to other issues, such as whether virtual cannabis is illegal …