Placebos Getting More Effective

by / Friday, 16 October 2015 / Published in Movement Health, Somatic Futures

From this article:

Placebo Effect Puzzle Has Scientists Scratching Their Heads

Researchers are finding that the effect of placebos in drug testing trials in increasing. This means that placebos are getting more effective. Oddly enough, it turns out that this is happening more in the U.S.A. than in other countries. Researchers are not sure why but speculate that the drug trials are so big and long in the U.S.A.  that they take on more meaning.

I think this can be seen as a positive sign in that it points to our powers of self healing. I doubt that the drug companies see it that way though, because that could mean, less sales.

From the article,

If the placebo effect continues on its current trajectory, American pharmaceutical companies may find it increasingly difficult to get consumers to buy new drugs.

Wouldn’t that be terrible, if people began needing less pain medication?

2 Responses to “Placebos Getting More Effective”

  1. Hi John,

    I just read another blog posting about this news item on placebos in the Body in Mind blog (Lorimer Moseley’s organization). http://www.bodyinmind.org/placebo-responses/ that challenges some of the conclusions they come to.

    I’m enjoying your articles!

    • John Tarr says : Reply

      Thank you Johanna for the link, I really appreciate you pointing that out! Reading the post does shed a different light on the topic. It’s a good reminder to take information from popular sources with a very small brain of salt.
      Thanks also for reading and all the best, John

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