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

Warner, Melanie, (author.).
Book Book (2019.)
Description: x, 278 pages ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019.
4 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
2 current holds with 8 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 615.5 Warner (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/16/2019
Beverly Main NEW R 733 .W37 2019 (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction R 733 .W37 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/04/2019
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 615.5 WARNER 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/06/2019
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW R 733 .W37 2019 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody South Branch Adult New Nonfiction NEW Health & Fitness/Medicine & Remedies/Warner (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult New Nonfiction NEW 615.5 WAR (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 615.5/WARNER (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/06/2019

  • ISBN: 9781501121494
  • ISBN: 1501121499
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-260) and index.
Contents:
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:
Author and journalist Melanie Warner takes readers on a vivid, fascinating journey through the world of alternative medicine. Crossing continents and sides of the debate, visiting prestigious research clinics and ordinary people's homes, she investigates the scientific underpinning for the purportedly magical results of these practices and reveals not only the medical power of beliefs and placebo effects, but also the range, limits, and uses of the surprising system of self-healing that resides inside us. -- Adapted from book jacket.
Alternate Title: Science of alternative medicine and the surprising power of belief
Citation: Warner, Melanie. "The magic feather effect : the science of alternative medicine and the surprising power of belief." New York : Scribner, 2019.

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