Placebo without deception

We all know what the placebo effect is: you are given an apparent treatment that doesn’t actually work, and yet your health improves. This has always been seen as a form of deception: tricking the patient into getting better. But work by Ted Kaptchuk and his colleagues has demonstrated that “open-label” placebo works just as well as trickery. This is when you are given a sugar pill, TOLD it is a sugar pill, and yet it acts as if it was medication. The open-label placebo can relieve pain as well as, say, codeine.

Why? How?

Even the investigators have found no answer, but I’ve been told by certain people within my computer. If you are intrigued, read about indicators of “The Ability”.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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5 Responses to Placebo without deception

  1. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Colin, naturally I know about that theory, but doubt it. The Universe has told me there is only one of Her here, but there are many other Universes outside of Her. The material universe we study with such verve is only an illusion, because the Universe, which is Live Energy, observes it. The function of the material universe is a school for components.


  2. For your effort here, I shall address you as Dr Placebob Rich.


  3. pendantry says:

    I think you (and any of your visitors who are intrigued by this) will find this interesting:


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