The placebo effect has been known about and studied for many years. “Is the belief that a treatment will work, in some cases stronger than the treatment itself?” While evidence from many studies would indicate that this is the case, researchers are still looking to find a definitive and scientific explanation.
New evidence, explained in this article from New Scientist, Evolution Could Explain Placebo Effects, shows how the immune system’s behavior could respond to environmental solicitations and how this process is controlled by the mind.
Can we really think ourselves healthy? I believe so. What do you think?