the power of the mind

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the power of the mind

Postby scorpion » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:32 pm

Way more research is needed to figure out how the mechanism works but this article is truly amazing.

http://www.wrf.org/alternative-therapie ... lacebo.php

“Placebos effectiveness is in proportion to what the doctor and the patient think they are using. Two placebo pills are better than one and an injection always seems to be more effective than a pill. Placebo capsules are more effective than tablets. When placebos are administered, the yellow and orange are great for mood manipulators, the dark red as a sedative; white as pain killers and lavender as hallucinogens.”

“In a back pain sham therapy of four years, 40% of the placebo group improved.”

“In a sham tooth-grinding surgical procedure, there was a 64% total symptom remission.”

“Doctors Seidel and Abrams found that a hypodermic of saline was as effective as vaccines for chronic rheumatoid arthritis.”

“In a study for Raynaud’s Syndrome, utilizing an apparatus with saline and the clicking of dials, every case using the placebo improved. Six had excellent improvement and one patient great improvement after one year.”
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Postby concerned » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:28 pm

I gotta get some of those lavender placebo pills!
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Postby scorpion » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:33 pm

concerned wrote:I gotta get some of those lavender placebo pills!


I thought the same thing!!!
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Postby Lyon » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:35 pm

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Postby ikulo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:29 pm

“Placebos effectiveness is in proportion to what the doctor and the patient think they are using. Two placebo pills are better than one and an injection always seems to be more effective than a pill. Placebo capsules are more effective than tablets. When placebos are administered, the yellow and orange are great for mood manipulators, the dark red as a sedative; white as pain killers and lavender as hallucinogens.”


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Postby gainsbourg » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:53 am

Almost universally, doctors view the power of the mind with scepticm or even scorn, especially when findings about the placebo effect pose a threat to the credibility of convetional medicine. Neurologists are no exception. Drug companies even view the placebo effect as a nuisance rather than admiitting it is an amazing power which could and should be harnessed properly.

The sad thing about this is the knock on effect of this attitude from doctors is that patients share the scepticm and ignorance about the power of the mind. I have often put forward my own theories on this forum about how the mind may even play a role in causing MS, e.g. stress, emotions (or even perpetual mental strain) may somehow cause physical stress to neurological tissue in certain individuals, perhaps by affecting hormones or bloodflow. I believe that stress and emotions also affect the behaviour of viruses such as herpes.

After all, MS is a disease of the white matter of the brain and spine...you can't get much closer to the 'mind' than the brain and spine. The white matter is like a telephone exchange carrying messages from one part of the brain to another - maybe certain individuals are prone to some kind of very, very gradual meltdown, just like an old fashioned telephone exchange. This would explain why MS is a modern illness - our brains simply weren't designed for the way we use them in more 'civilised' and intellectual regions of the globe. Women are known to multi task more than men. Research shows women use the white matter much more than men. Women get MS twice as often as men.

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Postby Lyon » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:16 am

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Postby sou » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:15 am

gainsbourg wrote:may somehow cause physical stress to neurological tissue in certain individuals, perhaps by affecting hormones or bloodflow.


Don't say that again because you could get shot by accident. ... hormones. Period. Leave the bloodflow behind, it is not important, anyway.

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