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The Magic Feather Effect

In The Magic Feather Effect: The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief, author and journalist Melanie Warner answers questions about the growing popularity of alternative medicine. Is there a biological basis for acupuncture and energy healing? Who are the patients who choose self-healing techniques?

Warner reveals the power of placebo effects and the self-healing that resides in all of us.

Cara Hetland is the Director of Radio and Journalism Content for South Dakota Public Broadcasting.