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The magic feather effect : the science of alternative medicine and the surprising power of belief / Melanie Warner.

Warner, Melanie (author).
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  • 2 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 615.5 War (Text) 32604000205731 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 615.5 WARNER (Text) 9781501121494S On Order On order -
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  • ISBN: 9781501121494
  • ISBN: 1501121499
  • Physical Description: x, 278 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-260) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Donna's Eden: under the influence of an energy healer -- Lost in translation: the enduring practice of acupuncture -- Telltale toothpicks: acupuncture and the randomized, placebo-controlled trial -- The pharmacy within: what does a placebo effect feel like? -- Healing partners: a case of vanishing back pain -- My back is out: the hand therapy of chiropractic -- This feeling in my body: how acupuncture really works -- Brain pain: the modern neuroscientific view of pain -- The illness of disease: energy medicine and a rare disease -- The Zen response: stress reduction and the immune system -- The emotional rescue: a miracle at Lourdes -- All in my head: the German psychosomatics -- Something to believe in: waking up neurons after a spinal cord injury -- Believing is seeing: searching for signs of healing energy -- Why doctors need to be more like alternative healers (and vice versa).
Summary, etc.:
Equal parts helpful, illuminating, and compelling, The Magic Feather Effect is a brilliant exploration of some of the world’s most popular health treatments, the people who seek them, the scientists who study them, and the reasons they may work.
Subject: Alternative medicine.
Holistic medicine.
MEDICAL / Holistic Medicine.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology.

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