Placebo Effect

Goals

To provide the latest information on the power of placebo through a list of studies that use placebo principles to help the mindset for positive health, particularly studies related to epigenetics and placebo, mindset, immune system, lowering stress.

Early Findings

Perception/Mindset

Connecting the Brain and Body

  • An article published by Harvard Medical School provides that the human mind is a powerful healing tool and can help stimulate healing, and this explains why the placebo has been popular for millennia.
  • In the recent past, science has embraced that under the right circumstances, a placebo can be equally as effective as mainstream treatments.
  • The placebo effect surpasses more than just positive thinking and emphasizes the importance of connecting the brain and the body, to work together.
  • Even though placebo effect does not lower cholesterol or shrink a tumor, it can be used as a pain management concept. Placebo effect can also help to relieve stress-related insomnia and the side effects prompted by cancer treatment, such as fatigue and insomnia.

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