Placebo Effect Placebo is actually a prescription medication that is supposed to be an effective pain reliever and anti-freeze.instantly began gaining popularity when it was discovered that it could also be used as an effective antiseptic. Over the years this discovery was repeated often as more and more people were able to develop the ability to produce an effect from this pill. However, like most of the other materials generated from this discovery, the pill soon came to the attention of the wrong people and was revisions it was developed to be
Many people credit healers with inventing the concept of placebos as they believe that the intentions of these people were to actually relieve the symptoms of a sick person without going into the realm of the actual illness itself. However, not only was this not the case, but this also inaccurately portrayed. Take for example a couple of case studies below Case study 1 – The effect of witch anise upon a patient’s cough was so powerful that the person’s entire breathing tube could be saved as they coughed up black plague. (This was a cough that required tube feeding but without an aspirator
Placebo Effect A 63 year old woman, a saddened retiree, practiced a home remedy
for a cold. She sounded like she was going to have a heart attack. On the night of her birthday, she had a vision of a huge airplane taking off from somewhere. This vision led her to the conclusion that the most she could hope for was to board the plane and die there. Sheagers ate and drank well that night and within hours the chest pain and fatigue were beginning to take effect.
At the age of 63 this poor soul arrived at the emergency department of the hospital. She was quite anxious about a chest pain she could not control. The doctor performed a cat scan but soon discovered the origin of the pain was in her Colon. He referred her to theGY through a letter. This letter reported that the pain was in her lower GI tract and advised her to wait until morning to have surgery. At this advice the woman trauma dealt again
The next day she received another letter from the doctor
This letter told her that although the operation was not scheduled until morning she should swallow a laxative to help relax her stomach. After she had a peak at the label advised to her by her doctor, she referred him back to the letter. In the meantime, she could not stop the pain in her lower
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