“Indeed, while placebos are generally defined as having no inherent effectiveness in physically curing illnesses, a growing body of neuroscientific evidence challenges this assumption. Accumulating data suggest that placebos have measurable effects on the brain as well as objective (physicians can measure improvement in patients) and subjective (patients report feeling better) benefits for patients. …
“Some have called placebo effects ‘the endogenous (or your body's own) healthcare system.’”
Read the whole article in the Huffington Post.
The placebo effect and psychogenic illnesses