Magical psychological hint

  We all know that psychological cues have a great influence on a person. If everyone praises that you are good at doing something, you can often do it well; and when everyone is not optimistic about you, you are also prone to self-defeating and suspicious of your own abilities.
  I have been a teacher for 20 years. Every time freshmen enter the school for a period of time, I will tell them: “You are the best student I have ever taught!” The next step is to witness the miracle. Of course, my students themselves are great.
  In the process of treating diseases, the role of drugs is very limited. Hippocrates, the father of ancient Greek medicine, once said: “Doctors have three magic weapons. The first is language, the second is medicine, and the third is a scalpel.” In addition to medicine and surgery, the patient’s recovery is active with the doctor. The relationship between his encouragement and his own psychological cues is also great. Below, I will introduce a related pharmaceutical term-placebo.
  Placebo refers to a substance that has no therapeutic effect by itself, but can relieve symptoms due to the patient’s trust in the doctor, the patient’s self-suggestion, and the expectation of the efficacy of a certain drug. In layman’s terms, under the stimulation of some external factors, medicines that have no effect are not even medicines, and the patient’s condition can get better after taking it. It has a substitute and comforting effect for patients who take a certain drug for a long time and cause undesirable consequences.
  As early as hundreds of years ago, doctors realized the powerful effect of placebo. When a patient takes a substance that has virtually no pharmacological effects, is non-toxic, and has no side effects, or receives a certain kind of therapy that has no effect, the condition improves, which is called the “placebo effect” in medicine. This also explains why some people use obviously unreliable treatments, and eventually the disease can be relieved.
  If this is the case, isn’t it enough for us to comfort ourselves when we encounter a disease?
  Of course not, the placebo effect is not universal, nor does it work for everyone. How big is its role? How does it work? These issues are unclear. In fact, the proportion of placebos that are effective is not certain. For patients with depression, placebo is more effective, while for patients with diabetes and bacterial infections, its effect may be less.
  Therefore, the correct way to treat a disease should be to despise it strategically (mentality) and value it tactically (treatment plan).