The Placebo Effect: How Faith Treatment Works
Everyone knows that a placebo is a “dummy”, usually consisting of cellulose and sucrose and not capable, it would seem, have any effect on the body. However, things are a little more complicated. Scientists who have studied the rituals of the aboriginal tribes described cases when members of the tribe became seriously ill and even died, having accidentally eaten food that was taboo.
Modern scientific research shows that placebos do affect a number of body systems and functions. It turns out that faith healing really does exist. How exactly it works, tells our material.
Often, the placebo effect is considered just a hindrance – a kind of subjective illusion caused by self-deception. The medicine has to work “for real”, otherwise it is not a medicine. Official medicine sweeps aside everything subjective, so doctors stigmatize homeopathy and insist on rigorous clinical trials that are designed to exclude the effect of self-hypnosis.
But quite rigorous scientific studies carried out in recent decades show that the placebo effect is not a hoax or a fiction, its mechanism goes much deeper.Поділитися цим: