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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 7:28 pm
 
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Loss of Japanese traditions
Replies: 83
Views: 1053

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: 1053

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: 1053

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 PorkChop
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:15 pm
 
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Loss of Japanese traditions
Replies: 83
Views: 1053

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
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mantra Liberation Through Hearing ("Ha Gan Ga")
Replies: 128
Views: 2407

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 smcj
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mantra Liberation Through Hearing ("Ha Gan Ga")
Replies: 128
Views: 2407

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: 6
Views: 285

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: 3793

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: 189

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: 189

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: 2547

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: 1186

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: Exploring Buddhism
Topic: Taking and giving/Tonglen/Chöd/New Age
Replies: 26
Views: 1186

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: 1186

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: 421

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: 479

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: 479

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: 9607

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: 9607

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: 9607
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