Placebos Help Patients Feel Better

FREDD F. SANDINO | December 24, 2010 | 0 Comments More

A study which was recently done revealed that placebos can help those who struggle with irritable bowel syndrome, even if they know the medication that they are getting are just placebos.

Almost 60 percent of the patients that were involved in the study reported that they did in fact feel better when taking the placebos, even when they knew exactly what they were taking.

Those who carried out the study said that not only did they ensure that the patients know that they were taking placebos but also that they put the actual word “Placebos” on the bottles.

They stated to all of the patients who were involved in the study that there were absolutely no active ingredients that could make any difference in their condition.


A majority of patients insisted that they did feel better from taking the placebos though, despite the fact that there is no possible way that they could have had an effect on them.

The “placebo effect” has been known since the very beginnings of medicine which is able to make people feel better simply by telling them that it is actual medicine.
This new study reveals that even those who know that they are taking placebos can start to feel better though.

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