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Chiropractic and Placebos

Chiropractic and Placebos

Chiropractic treatment is sometimes viewed as care with the “placebo effect.” Many people do not understand the power of the mind over the body but it is becoming more acknowledged every day.

A placebo is actually a sugar pill administered instead of medication without the patient’s knowledge. This substitution leads the patient to believe that the treatment is working, when in fact, it is the power of the mind that allows healing. Placebos have been shown, in some studies, to be about 30-40% effective.

Chiropractic treatment is real, physical manipulation of the spine to remedy many types of ailments. There is no “sugar pill” or other sham-like deception. While it certainly is beneficial when a patient believes that a treatment will work, chiropractors and patients alike have observed and felt the power of chiropractic care.

Contact Johnstone Chiropractic today at (425)357-7634 to schedule your first appointment.

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