The science behind Reducept

What’s the deal with Reducept?

Reducept trains the brain to reduce pain. For this we use scientific knowledge about Virtual Reality, pain education and psychology (1-8). By cleverly combining these three, we have developed our unique training!


Train your brain!

Reducept functions like a gym for your brain (but without muscular machos). By exercising regularly, you can teach your brain to increase control and reduce pain. Train towards a ‘muscular’ brain that has more grip on your pain in the long term (2-8)!


For those who like to know and understand

There is already a lot of evidence that using VR training has a positive effect on pain (1). Together with leading institutions (6) we have scientifically substantiated that Reducept has a real effect on the lives of people with pain complaints. And, good news: while we keep getting positive responses from our users, you can also already try it for yourself!

The research team

For those who really like to take a deep dive

  1. Ahmadpour, N., Randall, H., Choksi, H., Gao, A., Vaughan, C., & Poronnik, P. (2019). Virtual Reality interventions for acute and chronic pain management. The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology114, 105568.
  2. Gatchel, R. J., McGeary, D. D., McGeary, C. A., & Lippe, B. (2014). Interdisciplinary chronic pain management: past, present, and future. American Psychologist69(2), 119.
  3. Louw, A., Diener, I., Butler, D. S., & Puentedura, E. J. (2011). The effect of neuroscience education on pain, disability, anxiety, and stress in chronic musculoskeletal pain. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation92(12), 2041-2056.
  4. McCracken, L. M., & Vowles, K. E. (2014). Acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness for chronic pain: Model, process, and progress. American Psychologist69(2), 178.
  5. Moseley, G. L., & Butler, D. S. (2015). Fifteen years of explaining pain: the past, present, and future. The Journal of Pain16(9), 807-813.
  6. Smits, M.L.M., Vries, de M., Garms, L, Delcliseur, H., Kallewaard, J.W.,  Geurts, J., Lier, E.J., & van Goor, H. (2019). Efficacy, Acceptability, Tolerability and Feasibility of a Therapeutic Virtual Reality Application on Improving the Quality of Life in Non specific Chronic Low back Pain Patients. Unpublished clinical trial.
  7. Vanhaudenhuyse, A., Gillet, A., Malaise, N., Salamun, I., Grosdent, S., Maquet, D., ... & Faymonville, M. E. (2018). Psychological interventions influence patients' attitudes and beliefs about their chronic pain. Journal of traditional and complementary medicine8(2), 296-302.
  8. de C Williams, A. C., Eccleston, C., & Morley, S. (2012). Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain (excluding headache) in adults. Cochrane database of systematic reviews, (11).
  9. Zantema, L., & Fennema, M. (2018). Reducept Protocol for Pain Education, download.

How to train your pain?

  • 10 minutes of training a day
  • Science-based pain treatment
  • Anytime and anywhere available (unless you’re driving)
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