In the modern age where self-thinking is sanctified, it isn't easy to make people believe blindly! (Basic requirements of the placebo effect)
"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand."
Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher. By Simran Khurana (Updated March 18, 2017)
The placebo effect reflects an attempt to positively affect symptoms of diseases using nonactive substances that have nothing to do with the patient's illness.
The mechanism of action of the placebo effect is autosuggestive, and therefore it requires a firm, almost blind belief! The placebo effect (when it succeeds) strengthens the life-force energy. Quite similar to strong love or great happiness.
- The placebo effect is most often used as a control group in clinical trials without the patient knowing whether he has received the true drug or the placebo substances.
- In my opinion, the placebo effect has not been scientifically proven from a lack of understanding of its mechanism of action, which requires adjustment in conducting the tests.
Very religious people exercise the same abilities, mainly because they believe.
- We activate the meditation mechanism and improve our autosuggestive ability when we pray in complete faith. Life-force energy is the expression of the meditation mechanism.
Shamanic priests perform the autosuggestive treatment (kind of hypnosis), similar to a deep prayer! (Often using Ayawaska)
- There are many similarities between shamanic rites, voodoo rites, and Indian and Aboriginal rites based on autosuggestion. Shamanic therapists perform a type of hypnosis - with the patient's consent and out of faith.
The clergy may get angry at the comparison, but the link is a firm blind faith.
The power of the placebo effect - Emma Bryce.
Examples of common treatments based on principles similar to those of the placebo effect.
- Homeopathic treatments are shrouded in a great mystery. In practice, they are distilled water with zero concentration of active ingredients. They are, by definition, based on the placebo effect.
- The therapy of Bach flowers (pollen scent) is not unequivocal, but the stamens' smell and substances alone have no proven healing abilities. (Although there may be a psycho-chemical effect)
- Guided imagery is a meditative technique that works mainly when the patient believes he is healed.
The disadvantage of the method of treatment using the placebo effect is in its mode of action.
- The need for an almost blind, firm faith is not suitable for everyone.
- Homeopathy experts claim that the treatment is also effective against cancer; they may be right! But equally, the shaman's treatment may be no less effective if the patient believes the treatment will help him in blind faith.
"To live is to have Qi in every part of your body." To die is to be a body without Qi. For the health to be maintained, there must be a balance of Qi."
Paradoxically, treatments based on the placebo effect (such as homeopathy) do not state this; otherwise, the effect may disappear!