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I think it is more effective on some than others & in certain situations. I also think Dr's overuse the idea at times thinking someone is having a placebo effect when in fact they may just be having a reduction in symptoms that is coincidence or in fact it worked...as in the case with homeopathy. Many Dr's will tell it' s a placebo, but I used that stuff with my babies & as far as I know babies aren't prone to placebo effects. And I didn't try that first, first I tried the stuff the Dr said would work - it did not. Then I tried stuff like Hyland's colic calm (MUCH better than gas drops) and teething tablets (far better for us that tylenol, motrin or orajel). So I think it depends. I certainly think that believing you are well or getting well helps - but I am not sure that is enough often. There are plenty of times I've taken something thinking it would work when it did not - like with my migraines.
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