'We’re still learning a lot about the critical ingredients of placebo effects. What we think now is that they require both belief in the power of the treatment and experiences that are consistent with those beliefs.' (Image: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain)

Is Using a Placebo That Bad?

Because we are still learning about the human body, the placebo effect is not completely understood. Researchers have discovered that people can be trained to believe in a placebo even after they’re told it isn’t real medicine.