This treatment helped me push beyond the boundaries that I have had with my pain. I would get to my level of pain and stop and with the VR exercises I could go beyond my former pain area. Additionally, I have more energy and able to do more, not a great deal but more. I have been able to cut my oral pain meds in half. Overall I found it to be a very beneficial experience and I am very thankful. – J.R.
VR gets me motivated to move because I sit down most of the day. This is more motivational than anything else I tried or have done like going to the gym to exercise. Everytime I leave these sessions I end up walking around for awhile with less pain which normally I would just go to my car but I feel good enough to walk around” – J.R.
I can be aware of the pain while doing something fun and exciting. I really like incorporating the meditation because it allows you to appreciate the exercise modules scenes more because they build off of one another. I found I could relax during these exercises here, because I wasn’t looking down at my actual body, I wasn’t obsessing with getting hurt or straining anything”. I found .. more self-confidence as I haven’t had a lot of things lately where I tried something new and succeeded at it so this was something that made me feel good about going outside my comfort zone, so that really felt good.” I have been telling everyone I know about this and would recommend it to others. — A.M

Karuna Labs works with providers to demonstrate outcomes in a distributed research platform. We work with clinicians from UCLA, Stanford, UCSF, and other established academic institutions to deliver the most effective application for chronic pain.

Meet our Partners

Karuna Labs Inc. partners with a number of world renowed experts in physical medicine and rehabilitaion, cognitive neuroscience, pain psychology, physical therapy, and virtual reality technology.


Function Restoration Programs, Private pay pain clinics, Biofeedback clinics, and Physical Therapy Offices.


  • Cognitive Neuroscience research pain perception and virtual body ownership
  • Pediatric pain study on individuals with CRPS
  • Clinical trial on central pain patients in functional restoration program


Virtual Embodiment
Two Virtual Reality Pilot Studies for the Treatment of Pediatric CRPS – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pme.12755/abstract

Predictive Coding
Classical conditioning of analgesic and hyperalgesic pain responses without conscious awareness – http://www.pnas.org/content/112/25/7863.full

Therapeutic Neuroscience The clinical application of teaching people about pain – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09593985.2016.1194652

Chronic Pain Applications for VR Beyond Distraction: Virtual Reality Graded Exposure Therapy as Treatment for Painā€Related Fear and Disability in Chronic Pain https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jabr.12021

Graded Motor Imagery The Effects of Graded Motor Imagery and Its Components on Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis http://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(12)00809-7/fulltext

Chau B, Phelan I, Ta P, Humbert S, Hata J, Tran D. Immersive Virtual Reality Therapy with Myoelectric Control for Treatment-resistant Phantom Limb Pain: Case Report. Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience. 2017;14(7-8):3-7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5880370/