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by jundo cohen
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi Introduction to Zen
Replies: 69
Views: 1963

Re: Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi Introduction to Zen

... We should clean house, keeping what is worth keeping ... letting myth play its role as powerful myth, placebo as placebo, legend as wise legend, parable as helpful parable ...discarding the rest. All of us should keep an open mind, like the blindmen ...
by jundo cohen
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi Introduction to Zen
Replies: 69
Views: 1963

Re: Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi Introduction to Zen

... themselves of such feelings (or can be convinced) very easily. That is not proof, except that the belief may have a psychological effect much as a placebo (which actually has some value, by the way. Belief in Hara or Ki or Chakras and such may have a like psychological benefit even if they are ...
by Jesse
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Converting western esoterica into Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Converting western esoterica into Buddhism

... by concentrating doesn't mean you've 'manipulated' energy, it means your hyper-focused and concentrated. Relieving pain is nothing more than placebo(Not to say placebo isn't cool) but it still has nothing to do with energy. I've even heard people say it has something to do with enlightenment, ...
by Dan74
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health
Replies: 62
Views: 3122

Re: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health

... things. Statistical significance basically said that it is very likely that some effect you are testing for (like medicine being better than placebo) takes place. It may not say how strong that effect is, eg whether it is clinically significant (makes a substantial difference).
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health
Replies: 62
Views: 3122

Re: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health

... was actually (sadly) needed to even get some supplement makers to put enough of the active ingredient in supplements to be anything beyond placebo. Some companies were/are basically selling pills made of nothing. So there is plenty wrong with modern healthcare and Allopathic approaches, ...
by Queequeg
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Loss of Japanese traditions
Replies: 83
Views: 3851

Re: Loss of Japanese traditions

... effect. In the case of your example, getting chemo AND going on pilgrimage would probably have a better chance of working, even if it's only the placebo effect. Learning gratitude for everything one has received in one's life leads to less anxiety, which helps even if the chemo doesn't work. ...
by DGA
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Loss of Japanese traditions
Replies: 83
Views: 3851

Re: Loss of Japanese traditions

... effect. In the case of your example, getting chemo AND going on pilgrimage would probably have a better chance of working, even if it's only the placebo effect. Learning gratitude for everything one has received in one's life leads to less anxiety, which helps even if the chemo doesn't work. ...
by Queequeg
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Loss of Japanese traditions
Replies: 83
Views: 3851

Re: Loss of Japanese traditions

... effect. In the case of your example, getting chemo AND going on pilgrimage would probably have a better chance of working, even if it's only the placebo effect. Learning gratitude for everything one has received in one's life leads to less anxiety, which helps even if the chemo doesn't work. ...
by Admin_PC
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Loss of Japanese traditions
Replies: 83
Views: 3851

Re: Loss of Japanese traditions

... effect. In the case of your example, getting chemo AND going on pilgrimage would probably have a better chance of working, even if it's only the placebo effect. Learning gratitude for everything one has received in one's life leads to less anxiety, which helps even if the chemo doesn't work. ...
by smcj
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mantra Liberation Through Hearing ("Ha Gan Ga")
Replies: 128
Views: 4868

Re: Mantra Liberation Through Hearing ("Ha Gan Ga")

... of making such a determination.) Just like in a clinical trial that will prove the medicine of internet transmissions actually work and is not a placebo. But unlike a clinical trial all you need is one person to make it work, not a statisticalI advantage. I, for one, am not willing to personally ...
by smcj
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mantra Liberation Through Hearing ("Ha Gan Ga")
Replies: 128
Views: 4868

Re: Mantra Liberation Through Hearing ("Ha Gan Ga")

... will tell. If they attain realization then the medicine of Dharma cured their ills. What we are discussing here is the difference between a placebo and real medicine, not the difference between real medicine and poison. BTW, when Garchen R. was last in my town I went to his empowerment. ...
by Yuren
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: 'Worship Buddha Cure All Diseases'
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: 'Worship Buddha Cure All Diseases'

The Placebo effect is a scientific fact.
by Admin_PC
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist
Replies: 181
Views: 7275

Re: How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist

... quality when one rejoices in skillful qualities. We already now that our thought patterns can have a result physically, as well as mentally. The placebo effect proves that our minds can bring about great change. The military uses violent video games to train soldiers because in causing them to ...
by Sherab Dorje
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Binaural Beats
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: Binaural Beats

... for remaining focused while working throughout the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrRN0cTVyHg Whatever the scientific claims made, be it placebo or otherwise, I can definitely feel a clear change in my brain state and state of consciousness when I listen to binaural beats. Typically it ...
by Zhen Li
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Binaural Beats
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Binaural Beats

... for remaining focused while working throughout the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrRN0cTVyHg Whatever the scientific claims made, be it placebo or otherwise, I can definitely feel a clear change in my brain state and state of consciousness when I listen to binaural beats. Typically it ...
by greentara
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Has medicalization gone too far?
Replies: 139
Views: 4746

Re: Has medicalization gone too far?

... many scientists influence the results of their experiments and there is no objective reality to investigate. If you look at the mystery of the placebo affect, as yet no doctor or scientist has been able to fully explain or understand it.
by Concordiadiscordi
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taking and giving/Tonglen/Chöd/New Age
Replies: 26
Views: 1759

Re: Taking and giving/Tonglen/Chöd/New Age

... both of which demonstrate the capacity of subjective awareness to influence objective states of affairs, are exemplary in this respect. The placebo effect is yet another fascinating example. Second-order cybernetics has also come to postulate the ultimate inseparability of the observer from ...
by DGA
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taking and giving/Tonglen/Chöd/New Age
Replies: 26
Views: 1759

Re: Taking and giving/Tonglen/Chöd/New Age

... both of which demonstrate the capacity of subjective awareness to influence objective states of affairs, are exemplary in this respect. The placebo effect is yet another fascinating example. Second-order cybernetics has also come to postulate the ultimate inseparability of the observer from ...
by Concordiadiscordi
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taking and giving/Tonglen/Chöd/New Age
Replies: 26
Views: 1759

Re: Taking and giving/Tonglen/Chöd/New Age

... both of which demonstrate the capacity of subjective awareness to influence objective states of affairs, are exemplary in this respect. The placebo effect is yet another fascinating example. Second-order cybernetics has also come to postulate the ultimate inseparability of the observer from ...
by Jesse
Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: New Medication for Major Depression, That Works!
Replies: 1
Views: 589

New Medication for Major Depression, That Works!

... onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; In a double-blind, placebo controlled study (meaning, the participants had no idea whether they were getting ALKS 5461 or a sugar pill), ALKS 5461 was rapidly effective ...

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