1. Alan has completed the new Pain Recovery Program. To read or share it, use this link: http://go.tmswiki.org/newprogram
    Dismiss Notice

Placebo

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by miquelb3, Nov 19, 2018.

Tags:
  1. miquelb3

    miquelb3 Well known member

  2. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    This resonated with me :

    "Kaptchuk also has a deeper unease about Hall’s discovery. The placebo effect can’t be totally reduced to its molecules, he feels certain — and while research like Hall’s will surely enhance its credibility, he also sees a risk in playing his game on scientific turf. “Once you start measuring the placebo effect in a quantitative way,” he says, “you’re transforming it to be something other than what it is. You suck out what was previously there and turn it into science.” Reduced to its molecules, he fears, the placebo effect may become “yet another thing on the conveyor belt of routinized care.”

    Of course there is value to scientifically studying this stuff, but it can be a reductionist mindset to view something like the placebo effect as genetically deterministic. Certainly there are many factors at work here!
     

Share This Page