Virtual Reality Technology: The Healing Side

September 10, 2015

There was a time in mankind’s history when medicines or several healing therapies were totally dependent on the natural ingredients that Mother Nature has to offer us. But during the emergence of the 19th century, or more appropriate to say the coming of the 20th, men had took a giant leap towards artificial methods that science is so abundantly full of; moreover departing from the traditional ways and tactics in order to found salvation the modern technology promises to give. Until recently, the verge of the Virtual Reality (VR) Technology was only applied in applications such as games, and places such as cinemas, to meet the graphical demands of this age’s audience as well as to bring them a real-time movie environment.

virtual-reality-therapy Virtual Reality Technology: The Healing Side

source:  “Virtual Reality Therapy and Treatment of Phobias”

But that is not the case any longer because technologies in this modern age are not used for one single purpose, but there are a diverse sides to every single technique born today, and such is the case with VR technology which is now utilized to treat the patients with anxiety and manic complaints. Taking the lead in this form of healing therapies is the Virtual Reality Medical Center, providing healing therapies by using VR technique for several phobias such as:

  1. Panic disorder
  2. Claustrophobia
  3. Fear of heights
  4. Anxiety
  5. Agoraphobia
  6. Social fear
  7. Fear of thunderstorms
  8. Posttraumatic stress
  9. Fear of driving
  10. Low confidence
  11. Arachnophobia

And many more general stress management, relaxation, stress related conditions. The VR medical center entertains a state-of-the-art procedure where affected patients are treated against their fears and stresses in a totally computer generated environment. They undergo a process of experiencing in “Real-Time” the innumerable provocations that are directly associated with their fears. There are expert therapists in the clinic who collaborate with the patients during several sessions in which they try to eliminate the patient’s phobias with varied techniques.

The Virtual Reality Medical Center has been researching and furthering the boundaries/levels of VR technology in order to explore and provide the highest quality treatment through VR Technology in three major areas:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Training for civil and military habitations
  • Broadening the scope of educational programs

The Virtual Reality Medical Center is located throughout the United States with offices in West Los Angeles, California, Palo Alto, San Diego, and a manufacturing firm in Orlando, Florida. With the stated mission of VR Medical Center, and several other organizations that are investing/researching in this boundless field of Virtual Reality, the day will not be so far away when medical sciences will take a whole new leap in a revolutionary way that we never expected before.

No longer will diseases exist but without a solution to them about which we can’t do much today. Surely, the growth of VR and other related technologies will open a whole new era where it might be possible to control or possibly eliminate such threatening conditions as cancer, hepatitis, ebola, and several others. Men is progressing in science like it has never progressed before and today we can only leave things to our imaginations that might certainly become a reality tomorrow.

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