Placebo effect

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The Placebo Effect is at the core of any mental manipulation that causes physiological changes in the body.

Honest Placebos

"Honest" or "open-label" placebos, where the person taking it knows that they are taking an inactive substance, have been shown to work with nearly the same efficacy as when the patient believes it is medicine. This is due to the subconscious predictive mechanisms in our brain that react to the stimulus of taking a pill regardless of your conscious awareness of what it is. [1] [2]

metaculture sees the utility in harnessing this power to cure a range of ailments that have no known medical cause, stress or anxiety related ailments, pain management, insomnia, and nausea. [3] They can be sold at a much lower cost than dietary supplements and have a lower chance of adverse reactions. They can provide an honest alternative to the plethora of grifters selling expensive snake oil that relies on the same placebo effect. [4]

If you take a placebo and your problem goes away, then you have solved that problem with the lowest possible cost and risk of side-effects. And if it doesn't work, you can always go to the doctor.

Believe in the Power of Placebo

What if your belief in the power of the placebo effect is so strong that you can enhance its potential effectiveness? Could honest placebos be more effective than ones that try to "fool" your brain, if you believe strongly in the placebo effect itself?

Let's find out!

It's certainly worth a shot. You can always go to the doctor if it doesn't work.

Placebo Rituals

In religion and spirituality, rituals are used to bring about the placebo effect intentionally, providing healing, happiness and other benefits to the practitioner.

In order to take advantage of rituals and reap their psychological rewards, it is not necessary to believe in any supernatural premise on which they may be based. It is enough to believe in the placebo effect itself.

Finding greater ways to enhance the placebo effect through ritual has enormous health improvement potential that would cost nothing. Unfortunately this perverse incentive makes their development unlikely under capitalist healthcare.

The Placebo Store

Visit The Placebo Store for honest placebos at honest prices to help you get over any ailment that could be all in your head.

Placebo Videos

Placate your mind with these videos about the placebo effect.

Why Does the Placebo Effect Work?
The Power of Mind Over Body
The Placebo Effect
The Neuroscience Behind the Placebo Effect

Placebo Music

It is often as effective as regular music but it's really just a sugar pill.

D4vd - Placebo Effect

Sleepy Crow - Fake Medicine