“Oh, it’s just placebo…”
Start with this 4 minute video overview:
Towards the end, the authors suggest that placebo is a problem, because it could prevent people from receiving helpful drugs… an interesting comment, that may distract us in a negative way from the potential and the power of our own beliefs and expectations? What do you think? How do we make this largely unconscious mechanism conscious, and how does doing so impact the power that it holds? And how do we unlearn the “I shall harm” (nocebo) effect, its opposite, which equally as powerful and active in our mind-body relationships?
You may also want to read this short article in Yoga Therapy Today that I co-authored about a yogic view of this topic.