The placebo effect explains any measurable, observable improvement in health that cannot be directly attributed to medical treatment or drugs. The placebo effect can commonly be seen in hypnosis, such as when a smoker’s cravings for nicotine seemingly vanish after hypnotic suggestion. Researchers have sought to explain whether the placebo effect is responsible for pain relief resulting from hypnosis.
Although the placebo effect may be evident in hypnosis, not all hypnosis can be explained by the placebo effect, according to an study that appeared in a 1990 issue of the “American Journal of Psychotherapy.” Researchers found that hypnosis has proven effective in treating psychological conditions such as agoraphobia and depression, although they ultimately concluded that more clarification is needed to better understand the nature of hypnosis and the effect in clinical applications.
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To the smoker or the person looking to lose weight, they simply love it because it helps them accomplish their goal quickly, easily and effortlessly. And to those who are trying to figure it all out, they place the "Placebo effect" lable on it because although they don't understand how it works, it does work without the physical need to take or do something.
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