hargarah wrote:What are these learned "Neurologists" smoking?
PCakes wrote:for this 'desperate' ms population .. shouldn't any new treatment have returned at least similar placebic results? have any new drug therapies in the past had such an impact? if not, why?
garyak wrote:I've been saying this all along - they are grasping at straws trying to justify something they refuse to acknowledge or attempt to understand.
concerned wrote:From Scientific American Mind:
In recent decades reports have confirmed the efficacy of various sham treatments in nearly all areas of medicine. Placebos have helped alleviate pain, depression, anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory disorders and even cancer. Placebo effects can arise not only from a conscious belief in a drug but also from subconscious associations between recovery and the experience of being treated—from the pinch of a shot to a doctor’s white coat. Such subliminal conditioning can control bodily processes of which we are unaware, such as immune responses and the release of hormones. Researchers have decoded some of the biology of placebo responses, demonstrating that they stem from active processes in the brain.
hargarah wrote:What are these learned "Neurologists" smoking? We are not talking about depression or anxiety or pain.
How can a "placebo" effect reconnect nerve signals? It is physically impossible! MS causes "physical" damage to nerves - not just sensory problems, but actual PHYSICAL MOTOR problems.
This psychosomatic crap coming from our learned critics is so stupid...are they really stooping down to this level!
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