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!

Comments

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.
muebles madrid said…
Very helpful piece of writing, much thanks for the article.
In my view every person ought to look at it.
It won't really have success, I consider so.
Freelance MD said…
Unfortunately there are many medical professionals who are looking at either leaving clinical practice, or at least building something of their own on the side that can result in a rewarding lifestyle. Besides http://FreelanceMD.com where we have such a physician community with docs from Harvard, Hopkins and the like… In fact, it’s been so popular that we’ve just started http://UncommonStudentMD.com for medical schools students and residents who want to learn how to leverage a medical degree ‘outside’ of what has traditionally been a straight path. It’s possible, but to do it you have to take action outside of the main road.
Really useful piece of writing, lots of thanks for your article.

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