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To Jennifer

Posted by Kath on July 16, 2000, at 20:59:45

In reply to Re: To TINA, posted by Jennifer on July 16, 2000, at 2:58:26

Hi Jen - What a good point & how amazing & mysterious are our brains & bodies!! Too bad nurse can't start with a placebo & graduate to dose of pharmaceuticals if it doesn't work!!


> Re.. "homeopathics & even though the water-based ones have an infinitesimal amount (even unmeasurable) of active ingredients, my family & friends have had remarkable results from them."
> >>I didn't mean to say that homeopathics didn't have the chance of some result. When doing a double blind study on a new medication, 50% of the people do not receive it, however a significant number will report positive effects from it. How? The placebo effect. Many people are angry or disagree with you if you tell them about the placebo effect, however it is actually a positive thing. By using this effect, people can lessen their symptoms without medications that may adversely effect their body. Why put something inside of you, if your brain has the ability to act in a similar manner?! Your brain will actually release chemicals due to what you believe, and cause a decrease in symptoms. This is a wonderful thing. In the olden days, nurses were allowed to give placebo's to patients, however that is no longer the case. Scientifically speaking only...if you have a kazillion water molecules, and one molecule of lactose, and you pour this evenly into 20 bottles, who got the molecule of lactose? :)
> Hugs, Jen




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