I think sometimes we take ourselves too seriously, even when we're ill.
Take the common cold: sure, there are countless medications to make you "feel" better but it is your own body putting up the fight.
Voltaire said it best, "The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease." So I take my vitamin c and ehinacea to convince myself I don't need psuedoephedrine.
But don't take this too seriously. We live in an age where escapism IS medicine.
Kebekelektrik - Magic Fly 1977