Placebo promotes healing. It may relieve pain, e.g., headache, and even modify the course of an illness.
Every physician knows that placebo is a powerful drug. It works! Yet he will never use it since medicine regards it as a fraud. Medicine does not understand the placebo effect because it regards the organism as a complex machine with a soul. Machines cannot be treated with placebos. However placebo is a powerful drug as I shall show in the next chapter.

Please listen first to  my lecture on the Wisdom of the Body (WOB)