Why Eliminate The Placebo Effect?
The placebo effect and spontaneous remission prove that the human body is
capable of healing almost any disease state without intervention. In normal
drug research, the placebo effect is controlled for and eliminated; it is seen
as a form of interference.
The most promising direction for research, however, is spontaneous healing
itself. It is up to us to learn as much as possible about the body’s intrinsic
healing capacity so that we can amplify and direct it. Drugs are only a means,
not an end; the ultimate aim should be to move beyond the need for
pharmaceutical intervention and awaken the body’s natural healing potential.