Monday, December 27, 2010

A Clue about Healing

This may offer a clue as to how placebos (and even regular meds) work:

Personally I can see that the ritual is part of the cure. If a person spends time doing something that is intended to heal, it can be helpful. They are sending a positive message to the mind: "I am working on getting better. I want this illness to leave me."