Study: "Bottled nature" helps ease pain
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'Bottled nature' helps ease dental patients' pain

"Bottled nature" in the form of virtual reality (VR) can help reduce patients' pain levels, a study has shown.

Researchers found that patients who were able to walk around a natural environment using the technology experienced reduced levels of anxiety.

The natural environment was a key factor, the researchers added, as those who experienced an urban VR environment did not receive the same benefits.