Placebos And Nocebos Are Beliefs That Run Our Lives
Placebos and nocebos are beliefs that run our lives.
They are alternative words for hope and fear.
The placebo effect can work miracles, as can the nocebo effect.
The power of suggestion affects our reactions, and creates an belief.
The placebo effect has a dark side, which is called a nocebo. If we are told that something has a negative effect and we believe that, this can have a detrimental impact because of the power of suggestion.
Placebo: in medicine or a procedure prescribed for the psychological benefit to the patient rather than for any physiological effect. Or is designed merely to humour or placate someone and has no therapeutic effect. From Latin placere ‘to please’.
In other words, a belief, a sugar pill.
Nocebo is also a belief; it may be the opposite of placebo, but it has the same effect, ie a belief.
Nocebo: a detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psychosomatic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis. From Latin, literally ‘I shall cause harm’, from nocere ‘to harm’.
Placebos and nocebos govern our mind. Both can work miracles, either for good or for harm. Because we identify only with the body and mind, we lose the awareness of consciousness.
Consciousness is beyond both good and bad.
Consciousness does not take sides.
We are consciousness, pure and simple.
Being susceptible to hope and fear bring us to the laws of attraction,
both positive and negative.
As below, so above;
we attract fortunate or unfortunate circumstances.
We can be empowered.
Knock and the door will open.
Which door we choose is up to us.
Be careful what you wish for and which spirit guide is listening.
Scientific evidence is how we determine whether treatments are safe as well as whether they work, and this means systematically comparing groups of people. Another issue with online health communities is that just like our bodies can respond well to the placebo effect by improving, we can also be influenced by our expectations that things won’t go well — this is sometimes called the “nocebo” effect (net-boss.org/the-power-of-the-placebo-effect-by-randy-baker)
I just came across Dr John Campbell, who talks about scientific evidence. He suggests that data can be biased.
“The purity of science and the quest for truth, what is true, what is correct, that is what is important and at the moment science is being contaminated by short term interests, ”
Dr John Campbell.