Many times I come upon articles explaining various healing cases and explaining them with the Placebo Effect. Here’s the definition from Wikipedia.org:


The placebo effect (Latin placebo, “I shall please”), first mentioned in 1955 by Henry K. Beecher, M.D. (Beecher 1955) and also known as non-specific effects and the subject-expectancy effect, is the phenomenon that a patient’s symptoms can be alleviated by an otherwise ineffective treatment, since the individual expects or believes that it will work.

So, sometimes, given a totally ineffective drug, like a sugar pill, will actually make ill people feel better or even cure them. And all because they believed in the treatment. Placebo is an acceptable excuse for skeptics who don’t believe in various forms of holistic healing.

But isn’t the fact that placebo works and exists is in itself the most apparent evidence of the body-mind connection and the fact that holistic healing actually has a lot to offer to the mankind?

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