The placebo effect, or remembered wellness, continues to be opening doors for pain, drug addiction, health and wellness. Dr. Herbert Benson tells us that three components bring forth the placebo effect: (a) positive beliefs and expectations on the part of the patient; (b) positive beliefs and expectations on the part of the physician or health care professional; and (c) a good relationship between the two parties. Because of the heavily negative connotations of the very words “placebo effect, ” the term should be replaced by “remembered wellness.” Remembered wellness has been one of medicine’s most potent assets and it should not be belittled or ridiculed. Unlike most other treatments, it is safe and inexpensive and has withstood the test of time.
At Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore I teach you medical hypnosis and how to use remembered wellness for pain control, cancer, autoimmune disease, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, anxiety, weight loss, stop smoking and other health and wellness challenges. No matter where you may live, Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore is here to support you in living well.
Placebo Use may Open Doors to New Ways to Treat Drug Addiction, Pain Management
Even a placebo with no medical value can ease pain in research participants, finds a study conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder. The brain plays a key role in subjects for whom the placebo gel worked, and that more research is warranted.
“They believed the treatment was effective in relieving pain,” senior author Scott Schafer explained. “After this process, they had acquired the placebo effect. We tested them with and without the treatment on medium intensity. They reported less pain with the placebo,” Schafer said.
The findings may open doors to new ways to treat drug addiction or aid in pain management for children or adults who have undergone surgery and are taking strong and potentially addictive painkillers.
“We know placebos induce the release of pain-relieving substances in the brain, but we don’t yet know whether this expectation-independent placebo effect is using the same or different systems,” Schafer concluded.
The studies at CU-Boulder show that even when subjects know that the treatment that they received was fake, the remembered wellness effect still works. You can learn medical hypnosis at Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore and use the remembered wellness within you.
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