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What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis refers to just about any situation where we respond to verbal suggestions in a particular special way. This involves a mentally very flexible condition where our imagination and fantasy are more free and more vivid. A series of instructions, called...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
Valerian Root, All About
True Wild Valerian Root, Valeriana officinalis The name "Valerian" is derived from the Latin valere , which means "to be strong" and refers to both the health benefits of the plant as well as its distinct odor. The plant was known as "...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary V
What is hypnotic trance? Does it provide unusual physical or mental capacities?
2.1 'Trance;' descriptive or misleading? Most of the classical notions of hypnosis have long held that hypnosis was special in some way from other types of interpersonal communication and that an induction (preparatory process considered by some to be...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
Hypnosis: A Selected Bibliography
Index of bibliography sections Selected Periodicals (14 entries) Edited Overviews of General Theories of Hypnosis (5 entries) Specific Topics Related to Research into Hypnosis. General single-author overviews, non-special-state views, social andexperimental...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
White Light Shields
[On White Light & Purity As Defensive Measures] This article grew from an informal reply to a simple question posed to me some time ago. The question was: "Please explain why you say that purity of spirit and calling down the white light are not...
Psychic Abilities >> Psychic Protection

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What the Placebo Effect Means for Content Marketing
If you guessed Nike, Gatorade, and Red Bull, you're right, and you've just proved how well content marketing can work when you tell the right stories. Another thing all these brands have in common? Their emotional marketing is all about performance ...
Tap the placebo effect to unlock your body's healing powers
This is the placebo effect in action, and it may come as a surprise to learn that it works even when people know they are being given a sham treatment. That finding has brought with it the possibility of using placebos as therapy.
We should use placebos more often, especially in surgery
Clinical trials are designed so that you (and often your doctor) don't know whether you're getting the experimental treatment or the placebo. This “blinded” trial design helps to avoid “bias”.
Q&A: What is the 'placebo effect'?
A: The “placebo effect” is a phenomenon in medicine whereby patients feel better without the use of drugs. Although scientists have been studying placebos for decades, there are still a lot of misconceptions about how they work. Here are the most common.
Radium-223 Improves QoL Over Placebo in CRPC
Analyses from the phase III ALSYMPCA trial showed that treatment with the alpha-emitting radiopharmaceutical radium-223 resulted in quality-of-life (QoL) improvements over placebo in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and ...

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