The placebo effect can be described as the positive change to a patients health, made by, the patients expectation or belief that what they are taking will make them better. Skeptics of homeopathy use “the placebo effect” as the only explanation as to why homeopathy works. But is “placebo” only unique to homeopathy? Or is this effect seen in “conventional medicine”? The fact of the matter is, this effect is seen in all forms of medicine and even in surgery itself.
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Here is a great TED video for you to watch and make up your own mind: