Keep an open mind

Let’s pretend you’re dealing with an injury that seems impervious to every elixir. You may have a favorable outcome if you go a less conventional route, says Leonie Koban, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder. “Often a novel, even weird remedy may work well for someone who hasn’t had a lot of success with traditional options, because we tend to hold out hope that something will help,” she says. Koban analyzed people who’d been through an unwanted breakup and found that when they thought they were doing something to ease the heartache-like spritzing a saline nasal spray they were told was a spirit-lifting hormone–their brain was activated compared with those who received nothing.

Published by Zakieh Amer

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