The Placebo Effect, Does It Work?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many years ago I read a book by Dr. Larry Dossey, called: Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine. If you have not read it, you may enjoy it. Dr. Dossey relates many instances of the placebo effect that have gone through modern scientific studies, and the results may surprise many.

All ancient cultures used amulets, icons, potions, chants, feathers and the like which were to heal the people, and often did so, along with herbs and other remedies they carried in their tool-kits.

Here is a new study about the efficacy of placebos that I hope you will enjoy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/magazine/placebo-effect-medicine.html

About Emi Miller

Emi Miller has practiced Integrative Holistic Medicine for thirty years. She is a Registered Nurse, Nationally Certified Holistic Nurse, NCCAOM Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, and an Interfaith, Stephen Minister. Emi is also a meditation teacher and Pastoral Care Counselor. She has been a student of the world's Spiritual traditions for more than fifty years, and blessed to receive wisdom from many Masters and Saints. She is dedicated to helping bring forth unity of the world's religious Ideals, and the reality of the One Creator of All. Besides her writing and studying the sacred religious traditions, Emi enjoys long walks by the ocean, music and theatre, taking journeys and discovering beauty in natural places, and visiting with good friends and family.
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