How To Replace Big Pharma: Placebos

Placebos are reported to work for a broad range of health problems including migraines, toothache, irritable bowel and even Parkinson’s disease.  [Daily Mail UK July 20, 2016; Nature Medicine July 4, 2016]  The mechanism recently identified is the anticipation of a cure activates the body’s immune system that in turn results in alleviation of symptoms. [ July 17, 2016]  An article published in Nature Magazine calls this “honest fakery.” [Nature July 13, 2016]  A few years ago this writer debunked the idea of placebos. []

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