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The power of the placebo effect

Treating yourself with your mind is possible, but there is more to it than positive thinking. Your mind can be a powerful healing tool when given the chance. The idea that your brain can convince your body a fake treatment is the real thing the so-called placebo effect and thus stimulate healing has been around for millennia. Now science has found that under the right circumstances, a placebo can be…

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