Interesting discussion on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Inside Health’ about the placebo effect. There should be a transcript on the page, Ted Kaptchuk says some particularly intriguing things.
I’m a believer! Recent research seems to suggest that thoughts and feelings and unconscious processes etc. etc. do impact on our physical selves. Once upon a time anyone whose mind was suspected of influencing their body negatively was called crazy but there’s more and more recognition that ‘mind’ and body are one and the same thing.
I may have irritated the scientists here, but the above is my layman’s take on things.