Doctors Regularly Prescribe Placebos

As I so often do, I thought I’d repost an article I read that I thought you’d all find interesting.  So funny how many times I’ve heard MDs (and others) say, “Oh, acupuncture is just a placebo treatment.”  Whether or not it is, my clinical experience has taught me that doctors often have no idea how to treat something, and as this article points out, they very often do indeed prescribe placebos. According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, U.S. doctors regularly give placebo treatments such as vitamins, sedatives or even antibiotics to patients, even though in many cases these doctors don’t expect such treatments to help the patient’s underlying disease.   Read more by clicking here.

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