Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Placebo Effect is Strong Medicine



Thanks to Kevin MD , (via Lukas Zinnagl, MD) for pointing me to this fascinating video on the Placebo Effect.  What is amazing is that placebos work even when the patient knows it is a placebo!  That is the power of the mind.  Check it out an be amazed!

7 comments:

Raymond Bouchayer said...

Absolutely true , it goes to show how strong the mind is . Actually the body knows how to heal itself ...if we let it !

r4i said...

Placebo is a substance or other kind of treatment that looks just like a regular treatment. The placebo effect is merely random error and that any improvement said to be caused by a placebo is simply a spontaneous recovery in the patient's condition. I suggest that placebo effect has a strong cultural dimension.

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