If you want to instantly feel better, step into a hospital. The placebo works every time.
Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. Hospitals can make the healthy feel a bit ill.
Does anyone like hanging out in hospitals?
Placebo is a mere expectation. It helps only because we think it helps. But that psychological boon could be the difference in making things better or worse. Brain modulation is pain modulation.
It turns that out managing your own internal wiring whether through expectation, habits, or lucky charms may just be the oldest medicine in the world.