View Full Version : Placebo and hypnosis

4th May 2011, 01:11 PM
I just was thinking about the following:

If placebo supposedly is an effect of the human mind believing in the efficacy of the treatment, can it be induced by hypnosis?

Does anybody know if somebody researched this?


Neil Templar
4th May 2011, 03:48 PM
i believe there's been research done into it. i've certainly had a few discussions with a guy (CF, you know who i mean :wink: ) who claims placebo can be used to make people self-hypnotise... tho he claims placebo is the underlying effect behind many, if not all unusual consciousness-related phenomena.

sorry, not a useful response, i know :oops:

4th May 2011, 07:05 PM
Yep, I remember this person. :wink: