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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Eagles in the storm


  Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching, long before

it breaks? The eagle then flies to some high spot & waits for the wind to come.

When the storm hits, it sets it wings so that the wind will pick it up & lift it above

the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle 

does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on 

the winds that bring the storm. Similarly when the storm of life comes upon us

& we experience them, we too  can rise above them by setting our minds &

belief towards god. We just can not let the storms to overcome us, instead

we can allow god’s power to lift us above them. God enables us to ride the winds 

of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure & disappointment in our lives

we can soar above the storm. Remember, it is  not the burdens of life that 

weigh us down, it is how we handle them.

8th March, International Women’s Day

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Again came , “The International Women”s Day”. The journey that started years back

In the way, women got to know the strength in her wings and she took off. Although

this is just the start of a beautiful expedition, the destination is yet far away. But will 

she ever reach her destiny living in a society which is ready to slaughter her wings 

every now and then. On every women’s day, the society yells about respecting women

and the very next day she is perished, fighting for her own existence. The society claims 

to give her equal status as men but with number of stipulations laid down just for her.

Even the song of the famous pop singer Beyonce ,  “If I Were A Boy” seems to criticize

all the showoffs of a hypocrite society which claims to modern in all its forms.The songs  

is girl’s plea for freedom. The freedom that she has to beseech as a daughter from her

parents, as a girlfriend from her boyfriend and as a wife from her husband. Just allowing

her to wear short skirts doesn’t make you unprejudiced towards her in any sense. Moreover,

the day when they will be allowed to leave their houses late at night without even brooding

about their safety,the day when they will not be told by men what to do and what not, when

their decisions will be respected, that will make the society liberal towards them in true aspects,

that will be the day when a women will celebrate the women,s day veritably…

Stretch Your Wings & Fly

break free

Human beings like every other creature were born free, but it looks like we are no long at liberty .

There is a bondage that is epidemic. Each one of us is locked in some kind of prison, whether physical or mental.

Furthermore we keep brooding, “what if I do this ..”? What everyone else is going to think..? & somewhere in 

the mid of this we despairingly fasten ourselves to hefty invisible chains. We will never realize our existence unless

we break these chains & do what we are really eager to do. The grave problem is that we have slaughtered the “mini me”

inside us to feed the useless convictions of our brain & that gently yelling voice of our conscience has faded away

which once told us to do all that gave us joy & immense satisfaction. Finally the “mini me” dies & we end up 

complaining that we had a boring & miserable life. All the way through this we never realize that the key to these chains

are within us & we spend all our lives in slavery. So we really need to discover what creates peace for us & we will

start loving whatever we do. All one requires is to  let go off one’s fear because if you want to end the story of your

life , the way you decide, all you got to do is “break the chains & fly high”……….