TAG: placebo

How to Hack the Placebo Effect

Keith Holden – Research on the placebo effect proves the amazing power of the mind in health and healing. How can you use this to improve your life?

Placebo Paradoxes

Tracy Kolenchuk, Guest Waking Times When you research medicines, alternative medicines, even medical treatments that do not involve a physical substance, you will see reference to the “placebo effect.” Statements like: X is no better than a placebo. Y is probably just a “placebo effect“. Treatment X is just a placebo. Medicine X failed to beat a placebo in

Top 10 Self-Healing Myths Debunked

Lissa Rankin, MD, Guest Waking Times Positive psychology and New Age ideas about health and healing have flooded the internet and bookstore shelves in recent years. But as a doctor who wrote a science-based book about the physiology of the body’s natural healing process, it strikes me that some of what’s out there is giving

Will Hypnosis Lead the Revolution in Healthcare?

Troy Robins C.Ht, Guest Writer Waking Times  Today hypnotists are treating cancer and other chronic illnesses with unprecedented degrees of success. Hypnosis is on track to become the mainstream treatment for chronic illness and many other illnesses that have an origin in the mind. The trouble hypnosis has historically had is that you can’t see

Placebos, Nocebos, and Mind Over Matter

Tracy Kolenchuk, Guest Writer Waking Times Our medical system is less comfortable and less effective as studies and results move from the body to the mind, from the mind to the spirit, and from the spirit to the community.  Each of the top layers of the hierarchy of healthiness is studied with fear rather than with respect by

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