Writing this paper has reminded me once more that I just don't understand Western medicine. The medical field treats the body in a purely modern way - where functions and disease in the body can be reduced to mere law-based science. Yet, doesn't metaphysics and quantum theory reveal that our bodies are much more complex? And what about the placebo effect - doesn't that simply shoot a significant portion of our reliance on medicine in the foot? What happened to our common sense? Think about it: If research shows that a particular trial drug is just as good as the effect of administering a placebo WHY THE HELL WOULD WE CHOOSE THE TRIAL DRUG?
My husband's answer would be something like, "Because our society has trained us to place implicit trust in doctors - and the medical system". We can also thank capitalism (and Big Pharma): There is not a lot of money in placebos.