Curious Saturday: How to hack your brain when you’re in pain

In this TED Talk, Amy Baxter, researcher and physician, delves into the fascinating world of pain management and introduces us to her innovative device, Buzzy.

Buzzy is a handheld device that uses a combination of cold and vibration to alleviate pain. Amy Baxter explains how this unique approach can help disrupt the pain signals being sent to the brain, providing relief for various types of discomfort, including needle pain, chronic pain, and even migraines. She goes on to discuss the science behind this technique, highlighting the gate control theory of pain and the role of distraction in pain management.

Amy not only provides valuable insights into pain management but also encourages us to think outside the box when it comes to finding solutions for common problems. It serves as a reminder that innovation and curiosity can lead to groundbreaking discoveries that have the potential to change lives.

To think outside the box when seeking relief, have a listen: