Some hospitals are seeing amazing results with patients who listen to a special tapes called Guided Imagery. The tapes have a few simple breathing exercises, relaxing music, and a soft, comforting voice to guide you.
Studies show patients who use the tapes have less anxiety and less pain. "I think there is a lot more to this. I think this is the surface of a whole mind-body interaction that we are only beginning to explore that can make things better." says Dr. Chuck Douville, a thoracic surgeon.