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Healing With the Power of Placebo

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  • Trials show people often react to placebo in nearly the identical manner as an actual drug. Placebos have been shown to produce the release of a variety of brain chemicals, mimicking the effects of drugs
  • Placebo or sham surgery has been shown to produce results that are equal to actual surgery, even though the physical problem is in no way addressed
  • Placebos enhance athletic performance by about 3 percent, which can translate into taking gold in the Olympics versus failing to place in the top 10

By Dr. Mercola

"The Power of the Placebo" is a documentary film about exactly that: Placebos; how they work, and how you can harness their healing power. The fact is "dummy pills" do indeed work, and sometimes far better than anyone could have imagined.


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