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03-13-2015, 06:04 PM #1
nobody Member
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Healing is a process, Not an event.
Just reviewed "the Placebo effect" against a large number of pharmaceutical drugs and the results were staggering.
Here are some "snippets" I borrowed from the internet…

"Basically we show that words can actually double the effect of a drug. That's pretty impressive."

Pasted from <http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/01/10/261406721/half-a-drugs-power-comes-from-thinking-it-will-work>

"What's exciting is that all we did is change one or two words on an envelope," the Harvard researcher says. 

Pasted from <http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/01/10/261406721/half-a-drugs-power-comes-from-thinking-it-will-work>
Researchers told 12 patients with Parkinson’s disease that they were testing two drugs, one costing $100 and one $1,500 per dose. The drugs contained the same dose of the same medicine, they explained, but the manufacturing processes were different, and they wanted to see if they worked equally well.The study was published by the journal Neurology.
What the subjects did not know is that they all received an identical injection of a plain saline solution.
The “expensive” placebo worked significantly better, producing a two-fold improvement compared with the “cheap” one. The effect was apparent not only in tests of physical ability, but also as measured by brain imaging. In fact, the effect of the expensive placebo was not significantly different from that of levodopa, the most effective medication for Parkinson’s disease. Levodopa acts by raising levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain.

Pasted from <http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/expensive-drugs-work-better-than-cheap-ones/?_r=0>

Another popular belief is that a process of treatment that involves showing attention, care, affection, etc., to the patient/subject, a process that is encouraging and hopeful, may itself trigger physical reactions in the body which promote healing. According to Dr. Walter A. Brown, a psychiatrist at Brown University:

Pasted from <http://skepdic.com/placebo.html>

Fact: Placebo Has An Evil Twin Named “Nocebo”.
Fact: The Color Placebo Pill You Take Affects How Well It Works.

Pasted from <http://listverse.com/2013/02/16/10-crazy-facts-about-the-placebo-effect/>

I could go on but the point is that the way you think has a direct correlation to your reality.

Or… I have some really expensive flashy colored pills I may be willing to part with.

 Nobody, Has a need to know about anything!
03-13-2015, 06:24 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,823 Threads:441 Joined:Jun 2012
I also wonder if the caring and attention shown to patients had an real physical energy and/or consciousness energy healing effect that, some day, may be measured.



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