These amazing little pills that come in different shapes and sizes aren’t supposed to help you at all considering they have no active ingredient. Yet, placebos have been shown to effectively help treat pain, depression and relieve some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
They have been shown to cause real and measurable physiological changes, and this documentary we will find out the facts as to what exactly is happening inside our body when we take one and the effect the placebo has on our brains.
We meet the scientists who are looking for answers as to why the placebo effect is working wonders. From the man who conducts fake operations to reduce back pain to the scientist researching the effect of artificial oxygen on physical performance.