A Placebo is the best, most effective medication ever made and it contains zero, no active ingredients. So, why is it so effective? When given a Placebo in an empowered way, the/your body produces the proper chemicals to combat the disease and to facilitate wellness. Placebos work very well.
Then, what about Nocebos? A Nocebo is given when there is a diagnosis or you are told that you are suffering from some specific disorder. If the Nocebo is given in the proper way, it is as powerful for your not getting well as the Placebo is for you getting well. So, what is to be gained from this? -- your thoughts and beliefs have a great deal to do with how well or healthy you are or can be and as to how much control you believe you have over your health. I vote for empowerment, how about you. The Living Wellness Bob