Recognizing the Power of the Placebo Effect

I have always considered the placebo effect to be the sleeping giant of research and medical care. The placebo effect is essentially the meaning response that is induced by the context of treatment. The physiological, psychological, and clinical effects of this gives outstanding value to how people can heal. In this episode of #AskDrJonas, I explain what the placebo effect is and the benefits it brings to integrative health.

Dr. Wayne Jonas answers the questions that every person, who truly values their health, wants to know in his new video series #AskDrJonas. He is an integrative health and health care expert, practicing family physician, researcher, widely published scientific investigator, and author of How Healing Works: Get Well and Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power to Heal. Dr. Jonas is the Executive Director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs, an effort supported by Henry and Susan Samueli to increase awareness and access to integrative health. Additionally, Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army.


Cover of Dr. Wayne Jonas's book How Healing Works showing colorful dots connected by lines

Take Your Health Into Your Own Hands

Drawing on 40 years of research and patient care, Dr. Wayne Jonas explains how 80 percent of healing occurs organically and how to activate the healing process.

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