Introduction to Placebo Medicine
This is an interactive educational website that attempts to unify our understanding of alternative and mainstream medicine through an exploration of the new neuroscience of the placebo effect. The human brain is programmed to chemically compensate for physical insults and suggestion can effect this process. Alternative interventions maximize this effect through psychological mechanisms even if they lack physiological activity. I am suggesting we call this: PLACEBO MEDICINE
With a little knowledge about the neuroscience of the placebo effect, I am suggesting that primary care physicians can safely and effectively incorporate some alternative treatments into their clinical practice. I am also suggesting that many alternative treatments are unhelpful and unsafe and we all need to learn how to better navigate the treacherous waters of healthcare. Check out my most recently posted content, Topics page, Blog site, and the FDA’s Health Fraud Scams site. Let’s start a conversation.
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