Placebo Effect


Because at least 30% of subjects receiving placebos demonstrate the desired response, such as decreased blood pressure, decreased pain, and faster healing time; Conventional prescription drugs must demonstrate in clinical trials that they produce the desired response more frequently than placebos.


Students must review all of the learning activities, such as The Science Behind the Placebo Effect, PNI, Rememberd Welness, and the The Placebo Response Occurs Outside of Conscious Awareness; before reviewing this video and podcast.

Review this video and podcast:

Placebo Surgery

After reviewing all required materials, then create a new thread and


  1. What does the placebo response (effect) indicate about the power of the mind–body to communiacte?

  2. What does this tell us about how the mind and body interact and create change?