November 14, 2018
There is no limit to the power of the mind.
The placebo effect is in the news lately, as some researchers have come out with new science related to its purported mechanism.
This has led to a lot of small-brained commentary from “journalists,” who can be counted on not to understand anything of significance.
In fact, the placebo effect is a very interesting topic heavy with implications – that’s why researchers have been trying so hard to sweep it under the rug for decades. Apparently, fools believe that if you just stick a label on a phenomenon, you’re then entitled to ignore it.
That’s like if people started exploding at random and scientists just said “lol that’s the Bradley-Hutchison effect, don’t worry about it, it’s nothing.”
The fact that people’s “faith” in a treatment is often overwhelmingly more potent than the medicine being administered, is something that should give anyone pause.
You would think this is something that would be under intense study. But you’d be wrong. In fact, medical science tends to treat the placebo effect as an enemy – something which fudges their results. And they’d be much happier if it disappeared completely.
Well, it’s not disappearing.
The opioid crisis is big news. Thousands have died either directly or indirectly from this phenomenon, whereby a surgery is performed, or an accident causes significant trauma, requiring the prescribing of a narcotic pain medication. Denying relief of a painful condition is difficult for a caring physician, dedicated to the well-being of his patients. For relief of significant pain, opioid medications continue to be the typical choice, but chronic use too often leads to addiction. Thus, it was big news when doctors noted a disturbing trend: fewer pain-relieving drugs were getting through the double-blind clinical trials required by the FDA.
Did you know that all drugs must prove more effective than a sham, a fake, a phony? The technical term for the administration of an inactive substance is a placebo, defined as a medically inert substance or technique, which is administered like a drug. The key word there is ‘inert’. The placebo effect refers to the well-documented phenomenon in which patients feel better after receiving this fake, the infamous placebo. In other words, the mere thought that a treatment has been received causes a beneficial physical response. When defined as the negative control in all these types of studies, placebos play a critical role in modern medicine.
How powerful is this mysterious oddity? It turns out that in ailments grounded in self-awareness, such as pain, the placebo effect can be tremendous. A neuroscientist in the ’80’s conducted a study in which postoperative patients received either a secret dose of morphine, or an overt dose of a substance described as a powerful painkiller (but was actually salt water). Amazingly, patients in both groups reported the same degree of pain relief. These kinds of results have been produced by too many studies to deny the phenomenon.
Many physicians who deal with the treatment of chronic pain would agree, we need more options for controlling pain. For moderate to severe pain, we obviously have a number of narcotics, but these all have side effects. Their use is limited by serious adverse health consequences such as respiratory depression, sedation and constipation. The threat of dependence and addiction is obviously a huge concern. But fewer new drugs are “coming down the pipeline” since fewer drugs are passing the stringent requirements of the Food and Drug Administration.
There is a reason for this deficiency in the field of pain medications. A summary of many studies found that, while the responses to the drugs have remained about the same, the responses to the placebo have increased over the past two decades. Consequently, placebo’s effects on pain are now so large that pharmaceutical companies have an increasingly hard time proving drug efficacy. What studies have revealed is not that drugs are getting worse, but the placebo response is growing stronger over time. Strangely, this appears to be occurring only in the US. Additionally, placebos seem to be growing stronger not only in pain medicine, but also in the field of antidepressants and anti-psychotic studies.
First, while the term “placebo effect” is relatively new, the concept has been understood for hundreds, and perhaps thousands of years. Here’s an excerpt from a 1531 book:
And it is verified amongst Physitians [physicians], that a strong belief, and an undoubted hope, and love towards the Physitian [physician], and medicine, conduce much to health, yea more sometimes than the medicine it self. For the same that the efficacy, and vertue of the medicine works, the same doth the strong imagination of the Physitian [physician] work, being able to change the qualities in the body of the sick, especially when the patient placeth much confidence in the Physitian [physician], by that means disposing himself for the receiving of the vertue of the Physitian [physician], and Physick [=medicine].
The author was a doctor himself, so we can assume that the placebo effect was common knowledge among physicians even in the middle ages.
The point being, modern era rationalists like to pretend like our ancestors were woefully ignorant of these subtle psychological effects, and that this ignorance accounts for their “superstitious” beliefs and methods.
Quite the contrary. They were well aware of them. The difference was that such effects were not surprising to them in any way, as it fit well with their general conception of the world, where mind held preeminence over matter.
And in fact, it’s very difficult to interpret the placebo effect in any other way.
From an evolutionary perspective, how would it make any kind of sense that our body’s immune system and regenerative faculties only work to their full potential if our “feelings” and “beliefs” are just right? That’s a completely ridiculous concept. Obviously, evolution would have wiped out any animal who had such a weakness in favor of animals who healed from illnesses and injuries just as well regardless of their “feelings.”
So the only rational explanation is that our mental state actually improves our regenerative faculties beyond what is possible by biology alone.
Basically, the physical world is a product of mind. It obeys rules by mental habit, not because of fundamental laws of the universe.
This is the core of Rupert Sheldrake’s morphic resonance theory.
Sheldrake’s model is also probably the only one that would predict that the placebo effect is growing stronger over time, as was reported in the article above.
Basically, as the people collectively pick up the “habit” of getting better by ingesting little tablets, our minds and bodies crystallize this pattern, which becomes more ingrained and efficient.
Look, scientists know that the placebo effect is a product of some kind of “mind over matter voodoo” thing, because if they actually believed that it was a result of molecules or some crap they’d be all over it trying to turn it into a new pill.
But they don’t – they intuitively know that the placebo effect will not be reduced to molecular biology, and so they stay away.
Think of how much our medical science could grow if we just objectively studied the placebo effect and did everything we can to harness it’s power.
Retards will say “oh, it’s wrong to lie to people just to heal them.” But of course, that’s not what anyone is talking about. If we actually figured out the nitty gritty details of how the placebo effect worked, you could have stuff like VR experiences that had healing effects, or electrodes placed on people’s skin that stimulated them in just the right way to trigger a self-healing response, or whatever. Who knows how it would work.
Lying to people about fake pills is like trying to harness electricity by waiting on a hill for lightning to hit you. There’s obviously more advanced ways to do this.
Alas, this is yet another thing which we won’t be able to do until we get rid of the Jew’s influence on our societies.