Are there outright benefits of burning incense? Or is it almost a placebo affect? I haven’t really done any research on it, but whenever I burn incense I just feel… better. I’m not sure how to describe it. Perhaps it’s association with one of my favorite restaurants which regularly has it burning, perhaps it’s simply the smell, perhaps it’s watching the smoke twist as it rises… I don’t know, but it seems to make things nicer somehow.