Healing Power of the Mind

| 2/18/2014 9:57:00 AM

Tapping into the healing effect of the placebo.

Western medicine has long viewed the placebo effect as a nuisance, getting in the way of knowing whether a drug is actually effective. But in the past couple of decades a few doctors—perhaps most notably Andrew Weil—have come to the defense of the placebo effect, calling it a low cost, effective method of healing with no toxic side effects.

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