Pumping Placebo

A first-hand account of the power of belief

Farid Alsabeh
4 min readMay 30, 2023

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Photo by Arthur Edelmans on Unsplash

It’s one thing to read about the placebo effect: the well-studied phenomenon whereby our attitudes and expectations alone are sufficient to produce a beneficial effect.

But it’s another thing entirely to experience it for ourselves: to see, in our own actions, how a simple belief can lead to significant changes. And it’s especially…

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