Placebo Power: Can It Relieve Your Migraine?

It’s called the placebo effect – the surprising power of the brain to affect the body when we take a pill we think is medication, even though it isn’t. It’s been found to influence a number of conditions, including depression and irritable bowel syndrome, as Smithsonian magazine noted, but the most recent research concerns the pain of chronic migraines – those severe pounding headaches often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. In the study, published in Science Translational …