For those that do not understand what a placebo is I'll try to quickly explain. A placebo is a 'sugar pill' or shot that has no medical benefit of any type. They are used in 'blind' studies to judge the effectiveness of new medications. The issue is, many people who get a 'placebo' react as if they received the actually medication. How is that?
How is it that in more than 80% of the studies on anti-depressants a 'sugar pill' works better than the actually 'medication'? How does someone who does NOT receive a surgery, but was cut like they did, fair better than those who actually got the surgery? How does a shot of saline water 'cure' someone of cancer?
The power of the 'mind' has been echoed throughout time, although it wasn't always called a 'placebo'. The ancients called it a 'talisman', 'trinket', 'charmed' or 'enchanted item'. It might have been created by a 'witch', 'shaman', 'elder', 'mystic', or 'god'.
What do you really think was happening when they 'carried' around their 'magic' stone? Do you think the stone was actually 'curing' them or do you think there was something else to it?
It has been shown that a shot of saline water can cause the brain to increase its production of dopamine by over 200%, and cause cancer tumors to melt away. And sugar pills have proved to be better at treating anxiety and depression than the actual medications they are tested against. The power of the mind and belief works all the time. YOU choose if its working for you or against you!
Who am I?
I have been called "Sirthinkalot" and "The mender of souls." I am an addiction specialist and a full-time psychology student on the way to Dr. Davis in clinical psychology. I am currently crusading for the expedited paradigm shift in addiction recovery!