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The Placebo Effect

The Placebo Effect: Harnessing the Healing Power of the Mind

Marjorie Woollacott | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Marjorie Woollacott

The placebo effect is a part of the potent effect of both Western and complementary therapies, reflecting the influence of our consciousness, our mental beliefs, on our physical bodies.

Placebo Surgery: More Effective Than You Think?

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Home
David H. Newman, M.D.

To be sure, many conditions require surgery, and surgical procedures have contributed to important increases in longevity and quality of life in industrialized settings. But the few sham surgery trials that have been done have likely uncovered the tip of the iceberg.

The Power Of The Placebo: How Your Mind Can Treat And Prevent Disease

Posted 03.11.2015 | Home

The science behind the body's surprising ability to heal itself. By Kim Tranell For decades doctors have documented the placebo effect -- in whi...

'I Will Not Be Pleased' -- Your Health and the Nocebo Effect

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.26.2012 | Home
Deepak Chopra

The key to the placebo effect is that the patient expects a good outcome, while in the nocebo effect the expectation is of a bad outcome: I will be pleased versus I will not be pleased.

Can Digital Medicine Exert a Placebo Effect?

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Home
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Is the placebo effect something that demands the presence of a living human -- or can we program it into a cell phone app? What happens to health care...

Overstating the Placebo Effect

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Psychotropic medications are no stranger to controversy, but lately there has been a surge in attacks on their efficacy.

How The Mind Makes Drugs Work Better

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2011 | Home
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Reams of research now paint a picture that what we believe with regards to medication can have measurable effects on the body.

The Placebo Effect and How to Use It

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Alderman

Since most of us are not in the healing business, the opportunity to test this paradox doesn't often pop up. So when Jerry Weintraub show us an effective use of a placebo in relationships -- it's worth noting.