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Placebo Cure for Sleeplessness

How to Describe a Cure for Sleeplessness. Having trouble with sleeplessness? Can you remember the last good night sleep you had? How it was refreshing and invigorating it is when you wake up? We can lose sleep for a lot of reasons and you will know why you are not sleeping. Can you remember how you felt, […]

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Are Drug Companies Suffering from Multiple Diagnosis Disorder?

The drug companies will be looking forward to the new classifications and diagnosis manual soon to be published. It will mean a whole new raft of illness’s that their drugs may be able to cure which will mean more trials against the reigning champion, the humble placebo. Bring it on. The problem that doctors have […]

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Placebo Cure for the Perfect Golf Swing

How to Describe a Cure for the Perfect Golf Swing. The key to the perfect golf swing is timing and balance. Often our mind gets distracted because we are thinking about our hands, shoulder, head and everything else. Ideally you want to be able to let your body swing the club with you in the […]


Plastic platitudes fall like acid rain that burn and destroy original form Hung on agendas of barbed bent hooks from the heart from which they’re torn The evil cow of fortunes strike embeds it’s gnarly ingrown nails in devices of mind, heart and plot diverting glancing arrows that hint of fails Lifes stab the final […]

The Promise

The shell on the handle glinted Made by mother with pearls Like sea that shimmers and sparkles As she brushes her hair that curls Librarian with thought and clout The scents and smells of books Watering sweet gardenia’s Mingling with wafts and looks By night she opens the window and brushes her hair to a […]

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Operation Tell the Wife

I really got caught unaware by the Snowden saga and all of a sudden was remembering memories of my dad who worked for GCHQ in Hong Kong and for eight years worked up to the hand over. It brought back memories that I didn’t want and they all came flooding in. Whatever he hinted at in regards […]

Placebo Effect being used in hospitals

When I say the Placebo Effect it probably really isn’t widely thought of as that but the research that inspired Kiss it Better is a result of what the research into the Placebo Effect has taught us about the benefits of a good positive experience is in getting better. Check out the Pet therapy for patients […]

Placebo and Nocebo are different edges to the same sword

The Two Edged Sword of the Media

I was flicking through the headlines on today’s BBC news app when I got assaulted by the prospect of a higher risk to cancer with the smoothly spun “Men’s cancer risk ‘set to climb’” headline in today’s news from the BBC. This is the prelude to some evidence that the claim is true and believable. […]

Is God a Placebo?

Derren Brown Faith, Fear and the Placebo God

Derren Brown in his second show Fear and Faith sets out to demonstrate a religious experience akin to one that many people can and have attributed to God. His willing victim this time is Natalie a stem cell scientist, atheist and sceptic about religious experience and Derren sets out to give her a religious experience by […]

Placebo Effect can eradicate fear

Derren Brown on Faith and Fear and the Placebo Effect

Derren Brown’s new series Faith and Fear kicks of with a great insight into the Placebo Effect and what having faith to change your perception can do. Conjuring up a documentary into an army developed super drug called Rumyodin that eradicates fear being introduced for public consumption by Cicero Pharmaceutical Solutions. He sets the scene up brilliantly and applies as many […]


The Placebo Effect and Alternative Medicine

It’s unfair and a real shame that alternative medicine is a bit shy about the placebo effect. Because the placebo effect is always used to disprove holistic and alternative medicine and the fact that it works seems to get overlooked. Some will scoff at alternative medicine healing and discount it with uncharitable remarks even when […]


Placebo Cure for Unlimited Energy

How to Describe a Cure for Energy. Energy is the opposite of reluctance and apathy, the hand maidens of procrastination. There are a lot of reasons you don’t feel the energy you would like. Can you remember a time when you had energy and were full of life? Your Mind Body can and you can have your energy […]