Homeopathy is placebo, but isn't placebo good?
I never considered homeopathy as a serious and scientific medicine, and now we have plenty of evidence supporting this (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/12/no-scientific-case-homeopathy-remedies-pharmacists-placebos).But **placebo effect** is also a thing that works, strange as it may be. The placebo effect deals with the importance of the brain's role and perception in physical health. So, in my understanding, placebo is better than nothing. But now I can't treat myself with homeopathy, because I don't believe on it. Other people believe, and are happy with it (benefiting from the placebo effect).So, my question is, wouldn't be beneficial to **illude** someone (or yourself) in order to achieve the placebo effect?