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The Power of Placebo

What is the placebo effect and how does it relate to healing? Dr. Theresa Oswald explains that our body has the natural ability to heal itself, and that this plays an important role in the power of placebo. Learn about the basic science of placebo and how establishing confidence and hope for patients, along with healthy lifestyle guides, can be the perfect prescription for healing.

Check out Dr. Oswald’s 10 Steps to Pain Relief on her blog Knowledge as Medicine!

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 10 mins

About the Teacher

Theresa Oswald, MD

Theresa Oswald, MD, the founder and president of Knowledge as Medicine (KnowledgeAsMedicine.com), is a holistic physician with 25 years of experience who specializes in an integrative approach to pain and rehabilitation. After receiving her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, she completed her residency training at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University. She is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as in integrative medicine. Her career as a physiatrist has been spent honing ways to optimize her patients’ functioning in all areas of health: body, mind, and spirit. Her experience includes the delivery of medicine in the most modern hospital settings as well as in the most simple, rural settings in developing countries.

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