- A placebo effect, also known as a nonspecific
effect, is a psychological or psychophysiological
improvement achieved through the administration of an
inert substance or through a simulated procedure. Positive
thinking about the effectiveness of a treatment is not the
only component of the placebo effect. The goal is to create
a strong connection between the mind and the body in
order for them to function effectively. There is empirical
proof that the mind and body are reciprocally influenced
by each other through the placebo effect.
In this research paper, authors understand how the
placebo is a factor of self-healing and the impact it has on
the mind of the receiver. The studies revealed that how
placebo is the pivot on which the whole treatment bases. In
the second half of the research, a relationship between
drug effect and placebo has also been discovered which
helps to prove the increase in demand of placebos. It has
been found that drug effect and placebos go hand in hand.
While placebos mentally cure a person, drugs help
physically. The results suggest that contextual factors such
as expectations and altered perception can treat
inflammatory diseases and Parkinson’s disease. This
research aimed at analyzing the mechanism and impacts
of placebo effect on human mind.
Keywords : Placebo Effect, Psychophysiological, Psychological, Self-Healing, Expectations, Drug Effect.