Thursday, June 2, 2011

Innovating Placebo Effect Studies. Placebo Effect With Alternative Medicines Versus Western Medication's Placebo Effect

Consider Innovating Placebo Effect Studies In The Economist Magazine Article On Alternative Medicines.

The Economist suggests 90% of the alternative methods are ineffective. By listing them specifically the placebo effect goes out the window perhaps. At least the Economist let people continue believing the placebo effect.

The placebo effect from western medicine is also important. Without patient consent how do you fully prove the placebo effect is not required to make western medications work?  The patient is expecting some form of therapy from something.

Also subtle changes the patient may feel in the body may in itself suggest that there is not a placebo.  So placebo tests might include more than just sugar.

Unique recipe's are needed to formulate drugs that can enhance the placebo effect.

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