Most of us have heard about one home remedy or another which is supposed to provide relief from depression, insomnia and other ailments; however, more often than not, these prove ineffective. With that being said, a new study indicates that even the most ineffective therapies can actually provide relief to patients who suffer from chronic pain.
New research indicates that, when patients think an ineffective remedy is working, they actually receive authentic pain relief. Appearing in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, the research looked at 50 people who all had some form of unrelenting pain. While certain subjects received actual pain dulling drugs, others received placebos.
Surprisingly, the participants who received ineffective placebo remedies didn’t just imagine pain relief; their brains began releasing natural opioid-like chemicals which the body uses to provide its own form of pain relief.
Amazingly, this study seems to suggest that simple placebos have the power to change brain chemistry by utilizing the power of belief. It may also show why certain people believe they receive relief from things such as herbs, meditation and acupuncture, when others notice no benefits. With that being said, if you have TMJ disorder, you shouldn’t expect to receive any type of lasting pain relief from a placebo effect.
People who endure the pain associated with TMJ disorder don’t need imaginary pain relief; they need real, lasting TMJ pain relief that will address the problem at its source. Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins provide lasting relief to their patients by providing a bite splint which corrects misaligned bites. To find out how this effective TMJ remedy can change your life, call their office at 509-368-7788 in Spokane or 509-228-3998 in Spokane Valley today.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788