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Understanding the Value of the Placebo Effect

The placebo effect is more than just a sugar pill. Outcomes are affected by factors including the label or name of the treatment, the cost of the treatment, the location and route of delivery, authority of the deliverer, and the message given along with the delivery. Even the belief of the patient, the belief of […]

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The Four Dimensions of Healing Everyone Should Know About

Only about 15 to 20 percent of health-related outcomes are attributable to medical interventions. The rest are related to health behaviors such as diet, physical activity, and smoking status, with the physical, social, and economic environment affecting a person’s ability to make healthy choices and accessing medical care. The social, behavioral, environmental, and spiritual components […]

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The Proven Power of Alternative Medicine and its Ability to Heal

The healing process is understood and applied in many traditions and by wise physicians today but has been obscured by modern medicine’s obsession with external agents, such as pills, procedures, and supplements. While many of these technologies and treatments are extremely valuable, this hyperfocus and the economic rewards driving them has largely squeezed out the […]

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The One Aspect of Healing Our Healthcare System Gets Wrong

When I began practice as a young doctor, I thought that the treatments I gave to patients were the primary reason they got well. But after almost 40 years of seeing patients as a mainstream family doctor, diving deeply into the science of healing at Walter Reed, the National Institutes of Health and Samueli Institute, […]

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Cochrane Collaboration: Complementary Medicine Group

Systematic reviews on complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine therapies “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 Patients and their family members may also find the reviews useful since public summaries are also available This tool […]

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Healing Tool Series: HeartMath® emWave® Training System

A stress management training system that monitors stress by measuring a person’s heart rate variability and provides biofeedback to increase this heart rate variability, which correlates with the relaxation response to reduce stress and enhance resilience. “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve […]

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HOPE Note: Your Guide To Personalized Health Care That Heals

A good relationship between a patient and a physician is crucial and could become a lifetime — and life-saving — connection. Personally, I do something I like to call the HOPE Note when I see patients. This stands for Healing Oriented Practices and Environments Note. It is essentially a set of questions physicians can ask their patients that address the underlying determinants of their […]

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Healing Tool Series:The Mayo Diet

Book and online program to help people lose weight permanently and keep it off “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: Patients Providers This tool was created by: Mayo Clinic

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A Patient’s View: Athlete Scores Against Chronic Pain

Exercise, meditation and mindfulness, yoga and an anti-inflammatory diet lead to a nearly pain-free life Like many teenagers, John Slay wanted to be a professional athlete. As a baseball, basketball and football player in high school, John was focused on achieving his goal. One day while John was playing basketball, his knee started hurting. He […]

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Hope for Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

cover of the overcoming Multiple Sclerosis evidence booklet

Diet and lifestyle program integrated with conventional medicine helps people with MS live longer, better and healthier When MRIs (brain scans) taken after a car accident in 2000 showed that Noelle N. might have multiple sclerosis (MS) she was shocked. Then a neurologist at an MS center in California confirmed that she did indeed have […]

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