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Re: 'Worship Buddha Cure All Diseases'

The Placebo effect is a scientific fact.
by Yuren
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:28 pm
 
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: 'Worship Buddha Cure All Diseases'
Replies: 1
Views: 63

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 PorkChop
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:22 pm
 
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist
Replies: 181
Views: 2250

Re: Bwindu Chakra Feeling

Whether it's a "psychological placebo" or something "real" happening (there's a pretty fine line between the two anyway), it's not something to worry about. Or to get too excited about. Just be happy with it, notice it and continue on.
by ClearblueSky
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Experience
Topic: Bwindu Chakra Feeling
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Bwindu Chakra Feeling

Well, there is a recurrent feeling while I do Pujas over here that I took it as psychological placebo. But it's recurrence is making it very very weird, so I would like to know if other people feel this too. When you focus your visualization into a Boddhisattva, a Master ...
by ShakuShodoo
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:24 am
 
Forum: Personal Experience
Topic: Bwindu Chakra Feeling
Replies: 2
Views: 170

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 Sherab Dorje
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:01 pm
 
Forum: Media
Topic: Binaural Beats
Replies: 1
Views: 154

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: 154

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 greentara
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:58 pm
 
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Has medicalization gone too far?
Replies: 139
Views: 1964

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 12:52 pm
 
Forum: Exploring Buddhism
Topic: Taking and giving/Tonglen/Chöd/New Age
Replies: 26
Views: 949

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 Jikan
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:12 pm
 
Forum: Exploring Buddhism
Topic: Taking and giving/Tonglen/Chöd/New Age
Replies: 26
Views: 949

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: Exploring Buddhism
Topic: Taking and giving/Tonglen/Chöd/New Age
Replies: 26
Views: 949

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 ...
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: 335

Re: The scary truth about pharmaceutical medicine.

... Proponents of western medicine frequently denigrate the effects of other forms of medicine by some variation of "that was probably just the placebo effect". Without realizing that much of the success of western medicine stems also, from the placebo effect. In fact I heard a statistic, ...
by Jesse
Sun May 11, 2014 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Media
Topic: The scary truth about pharmaceutical medicine.
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: The scary truth about pharmaceutical medicine.

Proponents of western medicine frequently denigrate the effects of other forms of medicine by some variation of "that was probably just the placebo effect". Without realizing that much of the success of western medicine stems also, from the placebo effect. In fact I heard a statistic, ...
by Myoho-Nameless
Sun May 11, 2014 1:37 am
 
Forum: Media
Topic: The scary truth about pharmaceutical medicine.
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

... To say that it is not falsifiable experientially in this way is to say the Dharma is effectively not a living tradition and is nothing more than a placebo. Take it up with Malcolm, not me. I doubt he will take exception with it. I imagine (guess) that the experiment could be abbreviated. If it ...
by smcj
Sat May 03, 2014 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 8185

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

... To say that it is not falsifiable experientially in this way is to say the Dharma is effectively not a living tradition and is nothing more than a placebo. Take it up with Malcolm, not me.
by Sherab Dorje
Sat May 03, 2014 6:16 pm
 
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 8185

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

... To say that it is not falsifiable experientially in this way is to say the Dharma is effectively not a living tradition and is nothing more than a placebo.
by smcj
Sat May 03, 2014 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 8185

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

... to be allowed by physicalists, because all causation is supposed to flow 'up' from the material substrate. But as psychosomatic medicine, the placebo effect, and other such phenomena show, in fact an idea or belief can have physical consequences. And ideas, as such, are not physical objects, ...
by Wayfarer
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:41 am
 
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 460
Views: 6778

Re: How do you experience PL?

... life. I think when you experience the infinite light of wisdom and the embrace of infinite compassion for all life, then you know. Nosta - real or placebo doesn't matter if it works.
by PorkChop
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: How do you experience PL?
Replies: 49
Views: 1086

Re: How do you experience PL?

... I dont know. Also, when I have a good practice (days and days saying many times a day the Amitabha name) I will feel much more peaceful. Is that a placebo effect? A real stuff (so to say)?
by Nosta
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:48 pm
 
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: How do you experience PL?
Replies: 49
Views: 1086

Re: Is Psychotherapy Better Than Astrology?

... also lead thoughts. Does CBT have room for both? I am wondering if shamatha would be superior. If properly taught it has few cues and little placebo effect while giving direct experience of how ones mind works. Buddhism can also cure ones moral injuries. It is also pay what you want. It seems ...
by Nemo
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Psychotherapy Better Than Astrology?
Replies: 208
Views: 3068
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