Archive for June, 2018

The Placebo Response: How Cultural Context Influences Healing

It’s been revealed that the healing effect from fake treatments could vary from 0% to 100%—even for the same disease and same treatment—depending on the context and cultural meaning in which they were delivered. In other words, the cultural context influenced the meaning, which in turn influenced the biology, the pathology, and the outcome. The […]

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Archive for June, 2018

Ease Your Labor And Delivery With An Integrative Health Approach

Epidurals, spinal anesthesia, and analgesics work well against labor pains. However, they do have some side effects including nausea and vomiting as well as increasing the chance that some assisted birth is needed. There are some natural ways to help with labor pains and most of them orient around relaxation. In this episode of #AskDrJonas, I discuss how […]

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Archive for June, 2018

The Healing Paradox: How to Activate Your Full Healing Potential

For thousands of years, medical treatments have been selected and passed down using clinical experiences as the best approach to truth. But could accumulated medical wisdom, both from ancient practices like acupuncture and modern drugs, be wrong? If so, how could we explain healing? Since 1991, I have had the good fortune to have jobs […]

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Archive for June, 2018

Healing Tool Series: Empirical Dietary Inflammatory Index

An index to assesses diet quality based on its inflammatory potential. “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. This tool is for: Providers This tool was created by: Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s […]

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