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We want to start by introducing to you a research paper done entitled "The Placebo Effect." Our Reason? The use of Alternative Therapies is widespread in both medical and non-medical use. However, the general rule of thought among even the most skeptic physician is, "If it makes them think they feel better, then it has accomplished something."
Many medical professionals are integrating alternative therapies into their practices because they see the value in the use of these therapies when the medical system has failed to deal effectively with an illness. What they accomplish, physiologically and emotionally, extends well beyond "feel good."
There is tremendous validity in the therapies suggested here, however, we feel it important you understand the power of the mind and the relation to the Placebo Effect. When modern medicine negatively effects a patients comfort and possibly creates additional dis-comfort, offering the patient an alternative they think will help them can do wonders for alleviating the issue can go far in accomplishing the task.
There is clinical evidence these therapies may have a positive impact on the patients health. They are not placebos however, like medications, what works for one, may not work for another.
The Placebo effect is an interesting study of clinical trials where control groups were given nothing more than a sugar pill and were told the pill would alleviate symptoms, and in a high percentage of cases, their symptoms diminished or disappeared altogether.
Does that mean the patient was simply stressed or imagining their symptoms? No, it simply means, the mind is powerful and has the ability to change a physiological response to a dis-comforting issue when given the opportunity to think positive thoughts.
Alternative Therapies include teaching positive thought and affirmation and can interact with or change the body's chemistry to have a definitive and positive impact on the system. Improving the quality of life is the greatest impact of all for both patient and care giver.
The link below is to a list of medical and scientific journals that has been compiled for those who may be interested in doing further research into the subject of brainwave states, binaural beats, the frequency following response, and sound therapy.
Copies of these articles and research papers can be obtained through your local public library or university library. You can download the list by clicking this link:
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