LIVERPOOL, U.K. (KERO) — A new study reveals how reading could help people suffering from chronic pain.
Researchers at the University of Liverpool found that group reading helped people confront the emotional challenges in dealing with chronic pain.
Participants in group reading were able to take the material from the books and relate it to their own lives during periods of reflection.
Researchers say this provided additional benefits patients cannot get through cognitive behavioral therapy which is often recommended for people with chronic pain.
They say another benefit from group reading was the encouragement from other members of the group.