The Powerful Placebo Effect in Modern Medicine

A placebo is a treatment with zero therapeutic value but magical healing power. To understand better how placeboes work, let’s look at Mr. and Mrs. Martin, who both suffer chronic back pain... This video was made with the support of our sponsors: Avigail, Badrah, Cedric Wang, Eva Marie Koblin, da7idj, Denis Kraus, Gilad Karni, Jakob Dannesboe, John Zhang, Julien Dumesnil, Mathis Nu, and all the others!!! You keep us going! If you want to join, visit http://www.patreon.com/sprouts Read the entire script here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14YGEhsj3QtXJVhEkih851iFxLQucZ-VSF4X1bxHwXUw/edit Sources: Reconsidering the Placebo Response from a Broad Anthropological Perspective https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2730465/ Sham surgeries: A tale of medical reversals & the role of the media https://www.healthnewsreview.org/2017/12/sham-surgery-medical-reversals-media/ Placebo Effect of the Heart https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/11/placebo-effect-of-the-heart/545012/ The neuroscience of placebo effects: connecting context, learning, and health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6013051/ Two-year results of a randomized placebo-controlled trial of vertebroplasty for acute osteoporotic vertebral fractures. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24967454/ Spinal Fracture Treatment https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/health/spinal-fracture-treatment.html The Honest Placebo Studies https://hms.harvard.edu/news/placebos-work-even-without-deception

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