Thursday, July 20, 2006

A placebo coupled with a non-invasive form of treatment

The benefit obtained by the patient is at least partially due to his or her sense of hope, positive expectation, and activation for self-healing processes Institute of Medicine

I position therapy with haptic systems as part of the spectrum of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Now, how can we evaluate the efficiency of CAM? For invasive forms of treatment in conventional medicine, studies include a placebo. However, with most complementary and alternative medicines, the placebo effect becomes an inherent part of the treatment.

If the outcome of a placebo can be equal to the one of an invasive treatment, I think there is a lot that can be designed around the placebo effect coupled with a non-invasive form of treatment …

A key reference
Complementary And Alternative Medicine in the United States By Institute of Medicine, National Academies Press, 2005.

In Haptic therapy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The battle between alternative healing and mainstream medicine continues as both methods present various benefits. What is more important is we focus on the bottom line, which is the ultimate restoration of good health