Can you relieve your tinnitus with a placebo?
Have you ever heard of the placebo effect? It's the idea that your brain can convince your body that a fake treatment can make a difference, resulting in actual healing. Yes, you read that right - your mind can be a powerful healing tool.
The power of placebo!
The key is to create a strong connection between your brain and body, and how they work together. But it's not all about positive thinking – placebos have been shown to be particularly effective in managing pain, stress-related insomnia and side effects of cancer treatment such as fatigue and nausea.
Previously, a placebo effect was seen as a failure, but nowadays experts believe that it is actually evidence of a non-pharmacological mechanism at play. The exact way placebo works is still not fully understood, but it involves a complex neurobiological reaction including the release of feel-good neurotransmitters such as endorphins and dopamine, as well as increased activity in certain brain regions related to mood, emotion, and self-awareness.
But not everything is in the head – the treatment ritual is also important. The act of going to a clinic, being examined by a doctor, taking pills and undergoing procedures can have a profound effect on how the body perceives symptoms. In fact, one study showed that even when people knew they were taking a placebo, it was still 50% as effective at reducing pain as a real drug.
If you want to read the entire article about placebos from Harvard, click here or on the source below.
So how is this connected to your tinnitus?
We have previously written about the benefits of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy where an estimated 70-80 percent of those who suffer from tinnitus are helped by TRT and experience relief of the symptoms.
Together with the placebo effect and methods that help you change your perception of your tinnitus, you can relieve your tinnitus and take back control of your life.
Nina is just one of many who have managed to win this battle. You can read more about her story by clicking here
Do you feel that your tinnitus is taking control of your life?
We at Duearity want to improve the quality of life for people who suffer from tinnitus and give them hope and opportunities to enjoy life. Therefore, we have created a medical device that can be used at any time of the day, as tinnitus can vary greatly from person to person in terms of treatment and relief times.
Please contact info@duearity if you want to know more about how we treat tinnitus.