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Deconstructing the Placebo Effect and Finding the Meaning Response
The concept of the placebo effect has been expanded much more broadly to include just about every conceivable sort of beneficial biological, social, or human interaction that doesn't involve some drug well-known to the pharmacopoeia.
Biological stress response terminology: Integrating the concepts of adaptive response and preconditioning stress within a hormetic dose-response framework.
Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects? A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials
Rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injury.
This statement provides state-of-the-art information regarding effective rehabilitation measures for persons who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and presents the conclusions and recommendations of the consensus panel regarding these issues.
Are the clinical effects of homeopathy placebo effects? A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials.
It is found insufficient evidence from these studies that homeopathy is clearly efficacious for any single clinical condition, and the hypothesis that the clinical effects of homeopathy are completely due to placebo is not compatible.
A Critical Overview of Homeopathy
The history and principles of homeopathy, its practice patterns, and current research are described, which suggest that it should be taken a serious look at.
Circular instead of hierarchical: methodological principles for the evaluation of complex interventions
- H. Walach, T. Falkenberg, V. Fønnebø, G. Lewith, W. Jonas
- MedicineBMC medical research methodology
- 24 June 2006
Instead of an Evidence Hierarchy, a Circular Model is proposed, which would imply a multiplicity of methods, using different designs, counterbalancing their individual strengths and weaknesses to arrive at pragmatic but equally rigorous evidence which would provide significant assistance in clinical and health systems innovation.
Predicting the unpredictable: critical analysis and practical implications of predictive anticipatory activity
- Julia A. Mossbridge, Patrizio Emanuele Tressoldi, J. Utts, J. Ives, D. Radin, W. Jonas
- PsychologyFront. Hum. Neurosci.
- 25 March 2014
PAA is an unconscious phenomenon that seems to be a time-reversed reflection of the usual physiological response to a stimulus that appears to resemble precognition, but PAA specifically refers to unconscious physiological reactions as opposed to conscious premonitions.
The methodological quality of randomized controlled trials of homeopathy, herbal medicines and acupuncture.
The methodological quality of randomized controlled trials in three areas of complementary medicine was highly variable and the majority had important shortcomings in reporting and/or methodology.