As someone who walked to the edges of this earth in search of a cure, I can honestly say the placebo effect is greatly under-utilized by Western medicine. I began my search for a cure worshiping at the altars of the almighty scientific method and in desperation passed through Reiki, hypnosis, TCM, a (university backed) faith healer, and finally a psychic (aka medical intuitive).
While I never used homeopathy, I will never fault anyone for searching for an answer. Many who suffer stop hoping and THAT is a worse crime than any placebo offered.
The funny thing about my esoteric travels, all fourteen years of pain and searching, is they confirmed the deepness of my mind-body connection. My fancy Biochem degree could never explain why under hypnosis I could possibly correctly self diagnose the problem, a problem no surgeon could believe, no diagnostic tool could identify, and only time would prove shockingly accurate. Your mind is an amazing tool and your ability to connect with it, and use it, for better wellness is often overlooked by Western practices.
Whether homeopathy is just a placebo, is not important to me. If it works for some, then great. After my experience in the bowels of the US' disease maintenance system, I will never fault someone for trying.
PS The medical intuitive, well, she was right, too, but she just confirmed the diagnosis I'd proposed under hypnosis 10 years earlier.