What is the Placebo Effect?
Basically, the placebo effect is a person’s psychological response to “fake” treatment or medication.
example, a person who thinks he or she is taking a stimulant like
caffeine (but is not) may believe so strongly in the effects of the drug
that there is an actual rise in heart rate or blood pressure.
Doctors continue to conduct studies on this phenomenon to improve modern medicine.
Recent Studies on the Placebo Effect
One Harvard study
reported that patients who received placebo medication for migraines
felt pain relief, even when they were told they were receiving placebo
In a study testing placebo in knee surgery patients,
those who received nothing but anesthesia and a small incision in the
knee reported feeling less pain than before the “surgery” – even though
surgery was not actually performed.
Alternatively, another study
treated patients with placebo pills, after which many of them reported
intensely negative side effects. (The pills were made of cornstarch.)
Patients in the same study who were given placebo acupuncture treatments
reported positive side effects. Neither group had actually received
The Power of the Mind
studies and more reveal the extreme power of positive psychology.
Healing can happen even at the simple idea of treatment, via medicine or
Imagine the added benefit of someone with positive
thinking – not only do they have the mental power to boost their own
health in some cases, they also possess added positive energy to the
Do Natural Remedies Work?
because of the chemical composition of the remedy or the belief in its
effectiveness, we’ve all witnessed healing through natural remedies.
Considered to be part of the family of natural remedies, IonLoop silicone negative ion bracelets have been praised for their effectiveness in the improvement of health and relief of pain.
Your Thoughts on the Placebo Effect
curious what you think about the phenomenon and the power of the mind to
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