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Many therapies used today are aided in their efficacy by the Placebo Effect. Placebo is latin for ‘I please’. In the placebo effect there is a large psychological element contributing to the pleasing outcome.
In that way, a placebo is not nothing, indeed it can be critical in making a successful treatment a resounding success and can make a poor treatment a success. Similarly it can make an otherwise useful treatment a success in given circumstances.
If any of us have succumbed to severe toothache and ventured to a dentist, we may remember how the pain disappeared as we sat in the waiting room.
If we had been rather unwell and a doctor was summoned, his reassruing words that all would be well soon may have removed our experience of symptoms without so much as half a pill! That is the Placebo effect. It is an essential part of any successful treatment.