The Miraculous Power of Placebos

‘The Daily Mail’

Abridged by Lasha Darkmoon

This is by an Oxford academic who has spent 10 years researching the healing power of these wonder pills. Even when you KNOW they are placebos they work wonders—and fake operations can be just as effective as real ones.

‘Placebo’  = ‘I will please’ in Latin. A fake pill or sham treatment that often works as effectively as the genuine pill or treatment, even when the patient has been told it IS a placebo. It has been shown that some antidepressants, such as prozac, are no better than placebos. [LD]   

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