"Increased concern about overmedicating patients is pushing more and more physicians to investigate new approaches to relieving suffering. It’s even prompting some doctors to consider what was once the unthinkable – offering their patients placebos.
Of course, research into the placebo effect has been going on for centuries. Nineteenth century health researcher and Christian healer, Mary Baker Eddy, described her treatment of a patient with edema. Fearing the prolonged use of her current medication, Eddy finally gave the woman unmedicated pellets – and the woman continued to improve until she was well...." Read Tim's entire blog post here.