The Power of Nothing: Could studying the placebo effect change the way we think about medicine? (The New Yorker):
“For years, Ted Kaptchuk performed acupuncture at a tiny clinic in Cambridge, a few miles from his current office, at the Harvard Medical School. He opened for business in 1976, having just returned from Asia, where he had spent four years honing his craft. Not long after he arrived in Boston, he treated an Armenian woman for chronic bronchitis. A few weeks later, the woman returned with her husband and told Kaptchuk that he had “cured” her.” [Read more…] about Research: Could studying the placebo effect change the way we think about medicine?