Placebos are the greatest medications known to man, they are inexpensive, they don't need to be prescribed by an MD and anyone can learn to use them. Sounds to good to be true, but it is. A Placebo is, according to my Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, - an inert or innocuous substance used in controlled experiments testing the efficacy of another substance such as a drug. A medication prescribed more for the mental relief of the patient than for its actual effect on his disorder.
The great thing about placebos for you and not so good for the medical, is that they work well, very well. Studies at some of the top U.S. hospitals, for osteoarthritis knee surgery, found that it is not the surgical procedure itself that's responsible for the improvement, but rather the placebo effect, resulting in a huge windfall for the medical, about $3,000,000,000 (billion that is). It's the brain, beliefs, thoughts, expectations that the procedure is helping (yes, it is all in the mind). Placebos work as well as anti-depressants for mild to moderate cases of diagnosed depression (another study, yup, it is in the mind). There are many more examples. Check out how powerful Placebos are and how they can work for you, because there are many more examples.
So, if the mind is that powerful and works that well, why aren't they (Placebos) being used more and prescription drug$/chemical$/medication$ being used le$$? Why don't we know much more about Placebos, the powers of the mind and health? I may have stumbled on the answer -- could it be "money and power"? If you have ever questioned the medical and how it has gotten so rich and powerful, check out The Living Wellness and find out about alternatives, like Placebos, nutrients and much more. Robert Brown