The Placebo Effect (Mind over Medicine)


Petr Skrabanek said, “the physicians belief in the treatment & the patient’s faith in the physician exert a mutually reinforcing effect & the result is a powerful remedy almost guaranteed to produce an improvement & sometimes a cure too”. Now this is were the physician’s can use placebo to cure any ailment. A placebo (Latin for “i shall please” ) is a simulated otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or any medical condition intended to deceive the undergoing this treatment.

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often, the person given a placebo treatment will have a perceived or actual improvement in a medical condition, a phenomenon called as placebo effect. Basically placebo is anything that seems to be a ‘real’ medical treatment, but it isn’t. It could be a pill, a shot or some other type of fake treatment. One thing that all the placebo’s have in common is that they do not contain any active substance meant to affect your health.


Research on the placebo effect has focused on the relationship of mind & body. One of the most common theories is that the placebo effect is due to a person’s expectation. If person expects a pill to do something, then its possible that the body’s own chemistry can cause effects similar to that a medicine might have caused. So avoid medicines & give yourself a placebo treatment.

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