They are the miracle pills that shouldn’t really work at all. Placebos come in all shapes and sizes, but they contain no active ingredient. Now they are being shown to help treat pain, depression and even alleviate some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Emma Bryce dives into the mystery of placebos’ bizarre benefits.
If you’ve got any doubt at all about your mind’s power to heal your body, they you’ve got to check out this video! A bunch of years back, surgeon Bruce Moseley conducted a series of arthroscopic surgery to help people suffering from crippling knee pain. The thing is: some of those surgeries were ‘fake’ – and they worked anyway!