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Placebos work, even when patients know they're phony, study shows

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posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 10:47 AM
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This just reinforces what Christian Scientists have taught for over a hundred years. The cause of disease is mental and spiritual and spiritual remedies work. They have millions of cases of such healing over the years.




posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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Doesn't surprise me at all, see the mind and body connection is bigger than anybody can dream about.

Is just that we humans use only a fraction of our mental capabilities, we have the ability to heal ourselves, but we have not tap yet into that part of our beings and only a few by "chance" happen to make it.



posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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And an even greater number of its failures.

Why do people have so much difficulty accepting that both the body and the mind are important to our being? Disease is physical, but the mind/spirit/soul/what-the-hell-ever has a measure of control over that. The body, in turn, seriously affects the mind -- dig Phantom Limb Syndrome and its kin.
edit on 23-12-2010 by Solasis because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 11:38 AM
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Originally posted by Desertopa
It's an interesting study, but they really should have included a third group that received a placebo, and was told that they were receiving real medicine. It's already well established that the strength of a placebo is effected in many ways by the presentation. This study indicates that an "honest" placebo is better than nothing, but it doesn't tell us how it compares to one that uses the usual level of deception.


Good point. I'd also like to see the analysis include personality and intelligence factors.



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