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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Placebo & Nocebo

Did you know that the placebo effect also occurs in dogs?

Since the placebo effect was first noted in the 1700’s the placebo effect has become more powerful over time.

Where you live & your culture changes the effectiveness of placebos.

Placebos work even if you know you’re being given a placebo.

Size, shape and color of a placebo pill changes the placebo’s effectiveness.  Yellow placebo pills are most effective at treating depression.  Red pills cause more alertness.  Green pills best help ease anxiety.  White pills sooth stomach issues best.

Obviously the body holds innate healing mechanisms.  Part of this healing power is in the simple belief we have in our healing abilities or rather the belief we have in external forces healing us.  The more tangible the placebo is, the more effective. 

There’s also something called the “nocebo” effect where the expectations of undesirable side effects actually occur.  That’s a crappy deal.

Check out this YouTube video entitled “Is there scientific proof we can heal ourselves?  Lissa Rankin, MD at TEDxAmericanRiviera”.  In Dr. Rankin’s Ted Talk, you’ll learn about placebo and nocebo along with what you can do to live longer…. by a lot. 

Cure loneliness. 
Spirituality matters. 
Professional life and stress matter.

We have minds that have an explosive and healing power!  Believe it!

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