v26 ons den 26 juni 2019 kl 12.31

Dear Joanne Avison and John Sharkey,
I have been listening to you since the NTC symposium prior to the 2016 BFS. From chocolate to bones which float, your ideas have been bending my ideas.

I would like to take the Fascia Tensegrity Course starting in September 2019. I would appreciate your help to dive into a subject more, “The Placebo Effect” per John Sharkey’s brilliant segway about the Ligament of Berry in the throat causing an “embarrassment of the heart”.

I watched Michael Mosley’s Placebo Experiment on Swedish television. Fascia may hold more of a key as to the HOW Dr. Andrew Carr’s shoulder placebo experiment had a positive effect on the “real” and “placebo” shoulder operations.

Also, and excellent study In 1959, Dr. Leonard Cobb reduced Angina Pectoralis with a sham surgery. It was thought at the time, chest pain was reduced by real surgery, ligation of the internal mammary artery. The real surgery was thought to increase coronary artery blood flow; therefore, reducing pain. Dr Cobb proved with his sham surgery, the reduction in pain was NOT due to ligation of the internal mammary artery. Chest pain reduction in his patients was called the Placebo Effect.

Mr. Sharkey and Ms Avison —- could be fascia responsible for this???

Is the Placebo Effect accurate? Could Fascia play a role? At the time in 1959, the rich sensory organ of fascia was discarded as an inert packing material. Only recently, with new technologies, have the advantages of the this connective tissue coming to the forefront of science.

The Placebo Effect was proven in Dr. Leonard Cobb’s Heart Ligation study. But given recent research into fascia, this must be reviewed. Also, Dr. Michael Mosley’s television program, “The Placebo Effect”, where the surgical intervention was just as effect as the sham surgery.

The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body?
2018 Episode 8 of 15
Dr Michael Mosley attempts to cure real pain with fake pills in Britain’s largest ever trial to investigate the placebo effect. He also tries to experience it for himself.

All my best,
Allissa from Iowa, Living in Sweden

Andrew CarrChM DSc FRCS FMedSci

▪ Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedics
▪ Director of the Musculoskeletal BRC Theme
▪ Director of the Botnar Research Centre

Andy Carr is the Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford. He is an inter-disciplinary researcher distinguished for evaluating and developing surgical implants and technologies and for his leadership in surgical and musculoskeletal research.