Originally Posted By: Kyra M
Sounds interesting. I will look up the link (thanks) ...
A doctor with an understanding approach certainly gives one confidence in his ability (mind healing matter and believing in what he has prescribed - and that's how the placebos can be so effective)...
IMO, the use of placebos--meditating on that which is beautiful, good, true and loving--is a very effective kind of medicine.

BTW, there is an approach to using the placebo-effect, which shows people how to turn on the effect, themselves, without having to wait to be fooled by experts, doctors. and the like.

Meanwhile, have you heard about 'nocebos'? Can you guess what they are?

Here is help:
http://www.skepdic.com/nocebo.html


Edited by Revlgking (07/07/09 09:29 PM)
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