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    Does placebo medicine really work?

    1. Yes

    2. No

    3. Sometimes

    4. Not sure

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    Re: Does placebo medicine really work?

    Absolutely. The human mind is infinitely more powerful then the human body.
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    Re: Does placebo medicine really work?

    As much as the placebo has been shown to "work".
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    Re: Does placebo medicine really work?

    It is actually becoming too effective:

    If you are interested in this discussion, Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
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    Re: Does placebo medicine really work?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Absolutely. The human mind is infinitely more powerful then the human body.
    What if you think It's real, don't know it's a placebo...

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    Re: Does placebo medicine really work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    It is actually becoming too effective:

    If you are interested in this discussion, Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
    Fantastic article.

    Thanks for pointing it out.

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    Re: Does placebo medicine really work?

    it's all a bunch of poo is what I think, but then again, when they look at the placebo effect, they notice things related to the mind. A sugar pill is not going to kill bacteria, or get rid of a virus. A sugar pill is not going to heal a broken bone any faster, only time will help a broken bone. Also, a sugar pill won't help physical symptoms of a serious problem

    sugar pills won't get rid of tumors etc.

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    Re: Does placebo medicine really work?

    Your immune system can be significantly weakened by stress and sleep deprivation. Taking fake medicine can make a patient chill out enough to get a full nights sleep. That alone is capable of making a big impact on even serious physical conditions.

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    Re: Does placebo medicine really work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    It is actually becoming too effective:

    If you are interested in this discussion, Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
    I wonder how many "diseases" we've come up with which have pills as solutions that are merely psychosomatic. Things which just need talking out or thinking about, but not drugs. Real disease should not be so easily overcome with placebo. If placebo is becoming more effective, it just means that we are inventing new "diseases" which really aren't diseases as much as they are an excuse for the drug companies to sell you a pill.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Does placebo medicine really work?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    What if you think It's real, don't know it's a placebo...

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    That's how a placebo works
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