I read a study recently that tested the placebo effect. The upshot is that placebos are effective even when the subject KNOWS they are getting the placebo. So when my massage therapist (I LOVE my massage therapist.. but, another day) recommended I take a tablespoon of local honey to help with allergies my first thought was: "yeah, let's do some homeopathy too" but then, I thought of the placebo effect.
Best case is I'm less susceptible to one of the worst areas of the country for allergies. Worst case, I get a teaspoon of honey each day.
I'm kind of addicted now to my shot of honey.
And I'm pretty sure I feel better too.