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Suggestible You

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Erik Vance

Your brain is a device that can respond to suggestions continuously. Nocebos and placebos work by harnessing this power. As well as determining how the body reacts to events, it also decides how we perceive the world around it. By using this power carefully, you can open up an entire world of alternative treatments.

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Suggestible You demonstrates how perceptions influence our bodily reactions to sickness, suffering, and memories. The book explores the power of suggestibility to understand how it affects our minds and bodies. There are several ways humans can leverage this capability for their own benefit, either in healthcare or in their daily lives.

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Your brain is a device that can respond to suggestions continuously. Nocebos and placebos work by harnessing this power. As well as determining how the body reacts to events, it also decides how we perceive the world around it. By using this power carefully, you can open up an entire world of alternative treatments.

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Suggestion is the key to placebos' effectiveness.

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A body's chemical repertoire can amplify a placebo's effects.

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Researchers are still trying to figure out why placebos are effective in particular people but not others.

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Human suggestibility can manifest itself through hypnosis.

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The presence of false memories proves how easily memory can be manipulated with a suggestion.

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