Saturday, July 30, 2016

New Group -“Exploring how Emotions affect Health, Using Science/Technology”

Would you or others be interested in this New Group? -“Exploring how Emotions affect Health, Using Science/Technology”

This new group is for Technical People interested in exploring the Mind/Body Connection, using Science and Technology.  

The group is on both LinkedIn and Facebook, for maximum effect.  Please join, if you think it might be helpful for you.

It is well known that Emotions can affect Health, either positively or negatively. Positive Emotions benefit Health. Negative Emotions (Negative Stress) seem to cause or aggravate Sickness. We now have the Scientific/Technological Tools to explore and quantify Mind/Body Healing/Homeostasis.

This is a group of mainly Healthcare Professionals, Scientists, Researchers, Engineers, Technically-Minded Patients, Inventors, Innovators, Experimenters, Makers, STEM Students/Instructors, etc. - but all are welcome. 

Your participation and sharing in this group is appreciated.  Please let others know of this group, too - and click the "Invite Others" Button.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Emotion Measuring Tools and Resources - Overview - Exploring How Emotions affect Health

It is well known that Emotions can affect Health, either positively or negatively. Positive Emotions benefit Health. Negative Emotions (Negative Stress) seem to cause or aggravate Sickness. We now have the Scientific/Technological Tools to explore and quantify Mind/Body Healing/Homeostasis. Let's explore How Emotions affect Health, Using Science/Technology!


Below please find a brief overview of Affective Science Information, Tools, and Resources.  Let me know if you would like to add more.



Emotion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Affective science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Affective computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions

Emotion in animals

Handbook of Affective Sciences

Affective Science and Health - Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory

Emotions: A Basic Affective Science Approach - YouTube

Lisa Feldman Barrett Pain in the brain - YouTube

TED Talk: Dr. Habib Sadeghi discusses how emotions and thoughts ...

Emotion, Stress and Health: Crash Course Psychology #26 - YouTube

Technology and Emotions | Roz Picard | TEDxSF - YouTube

The neuroscience of emotion: Kerry Ressler at TEDxPeachtree 2012 ...

The science of emotions: Jaak Panksepp at TEDxRainier - YouTube

Measures of emotion: A review - NCBI - National Institutes of Health

Measuring Emotion - Magnus

The relation of emotions to placebo responses | Philosophical ...

Cognitive and Emotional Influences on Placebo ... - OPUS Würzburg

Emotions and Medicine - NCBI - National Institutes of Health

Emotional dimensions of chronic disease

Assessment of existing tools for the measurement of emotions

What are emotions? And how can they be measured?

Future Affective Technology for Autism and Emotion Communication

Handbook of Affective Sciences (Series in Affective Science ... 

Rosalind W. Picard: Your Future Smart Wristband || Radcliffe In

Brain Activity Revealed Through Your Skin: Stress, Sleep, & Seiz

>>>> Perhaps a little far out, but maybe of interest....

Plant perception (paranormal) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Humorism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Four temperaments - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



"Exploring how Emotions affect Health, Using Science/Technology" - New LinkedIn Group and on Facebook - Facebook - Exploring how Emotions affect Health, Using Science/Technology

The Society for Affective Science

Affective Science | Department of Psychology

Affective Science and Treatment Laboratory : Department of Psychiatry ...

Affective Science - Department of – Psychology - Texas A&M University

the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences



Galvanic Skin Response Board. - Arduino Forum

Biometric signals with Arduino: heart rate and Galvanic Skin Response

How To: Acquire physiological signals and measure stress with e ...

What are the best, most accessible sensors for measuring human ...

Arduino & Processing used in Affective Computing « Creation ...

LilyPad Arduino | MIT Media Lab

Stress Thermometer

NEULOG Galvanic Skin Response Sensor, 10 nS Resolution, 100 S/sec Maximum Sample Rate

Grove - GSR

Digital USB Polygraph (Lie Detector) Demonstration Kit

Mindplace Thoughtstream USB Personal Biofeedback

Pulse Sensor HRV Poincare Plot

e-Health Sensor Platform V2.0 for Arduino and Raspberry Pi ...

OpenBR | Home


List of 10+ Face Detection / Recognition APIs, libraries, and software ...


Good Luck in your Research and Experimentation!


Disclaimer - Article is for information only and is not advice of any kind, especially not medical or legal advice.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Healing Prayer Focalizer

In a recent study, prayer was found to be the most common Complementary/Alternative medicine (CAM) therapy. - Is Prayer CAM?

That's why I thought it would be good to make a “Healing Prayer Focalizer” (HPF) 

It  is meant to provide comfort, relief, and maybe even, healing.

The HPF was made from common everyday parts and is controlled by an Arduino microcontroller.

My working model is not for sale, but within this folder, you will find information on how to make, use, and improve your own “Healing Prayer Focalizer”.  
In addition, you find information on how to better understand how healing in general might work, especially Complementary/Alternative Healing modalities.

  1. Healing Prayer Focalizer HPF Overview (Video) - Shows physical construction and possible typical applications.
  2. Mind, Body, Spirit Healing - How It Works.pptx (Complementary/Alternative Healing)

I hope you find this information helpful for you or for others.  Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

If you find the HPF helpful, you might also find "The Virtual Healing Machine" of interest too.

Disclaimer - These writings and presentations are for information only and not medical or legal advice.  See professionals as needed or wanted.

How It Works - Complimentary/Alternative Medicine or Treatment - Mind, Body, Spirit Healing

What makes Complementary or Alternative Medicines and Treatments work, for some people?.....

If interested, Here's what I found for a "Mechanism of Action" or "How It Works"....Check it out...

I hope this information is helpful for you or others.


Disclaimer - These writings and presentations are for information only and not medical or legal advice.  See professionals as needed or wanted.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Alternative Medical Device" Designers, Engineers, Inventors - Do you want to network?

Are there any Alternative/Complementary (CAM) device groups, conferences, associations, etc. - networking with each other, sharing best practices, etc.?

I'd like to network and learn specifically from the technical people involved in making CAM devices.  They might be engineers, researchers, scientists, doctors who make devices, inventors, anyone who uses the Placebo Effect in their devices.

I see great untapped potential in "enhancing the Placebo Effect", particularly with the use of devices, e.g. pain relief, anxiety reducers, depression boosters, healing machines, psychoneuroimmunology, etc.

Alternative Medicine (CAM) is big now and is growing, both in the U.S. and worldwide.  There must be technical people designing CAM devices out there (engineers, designers, technicians, etc.)  These technical people must have a good understanding of the Placebo Effect to make devices that "look and sound like they heal or comfort".

These devices might be viewed by some as Quack Medical Devices and, yet, by others as a "miracle cure" or as a "comfort measure", especially for chronic health conditions.

Inasmuch as Pharmaceutical Companies make use the Placebo Effect, methinks the conventional Medical Device Industry also makes use of the Placebo, too, though I can't find many references.

Here are some examples of what I'm talking about - CAM Medical Devices -


Do medical devices have enhanced placebo effects?


Placebo responses to medical device therapy for pain.



I didn't find much in the way of (CAM) device groups, conferences, associations, etc. - but maybe someday.


Homeopathy - National Center for Complementary an

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Me

Program in Placebo Studies & Therapeutic Encounter (


Energy Medicine | Foundation for Alternative and Integr


What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine ...


ICMBPS 2015 - TheIIER Home


National Society of Medical Scientists (NSMS)


Medical Devices Meetup Groups - Meetup


The Placebo Effect Team |


This app lets you create personalized placebo effects t


The rebranding of CAM as “harnessing the power of pl


NYU Alumni Magazine: Patient, Heal Thyself


I'm an Engineer, get me out of here - St Benedicts Sc


Search for Placebo Effect | Stanford Profiles


Placebo Effect - The Power of Belief | Keith R. Holden, 


Biology for Engineers - Page 468 - Google Books Result


Math revealed Placebo Effect | Engineering Expert


Designing the ultimate healing technique (Part 1: Occa


Fundamentals of complementary and alternative medici

Here's my search strings -

(alliance OR consortium OR coalition OR union OR league OR guild OR syndicate OR federation OR confederation OR confederacy OR conglomerate OR cooperative OR partnership OR affiliation OR organization OR club OR society OR congress OR meetup)

(alternative OR complementary) (therapy OR medicine OR health) (devices OR machines OR apparatus) (alternative OR complementary) (therapy OR medicine OR health) (devices OR machines OR apparatus) (alliance OR consortium OR coalition OR union OR league OR guild OR syndicate OR federation OR confederation OR confederacy OR conglomerate OR cooperative OR partnership OR affiliation OR organization OR club OR society OR congress OR meetup)

(((alternative OR complementary) AROUND(2) (therapy OR medicine OR health)) AROUND(5) (devices OR machines OR apparatus))) (engineers OR scientists OR researchers)

((alternative OR complementary) AROUND(2) (therapy OR medicine OR health) AROUND(5) (devices OR machines OR apparatus)) (engineers OR designers)

(designer OR engineer) AROUND(5) placebo effect

engineer AROUND(5) "alternative medical devices"

engineer AROUND(5) "complementary medical devices"

"reverse engineer" AROUND(50) "placebo effect"

 (designer OR engineer) "placebo effect"

Comments?  Got any suggestions?  

Disclaimer - Article is for information only and is not medical advice.

Friday, January 16, 2015

What is the Placebo Effect? - Study Resources - Part 4


Here are the search strings I used, so far:

(harness OR elucidate OR enhance OR increase OR intensify OR heighten OR magnify OR amplify OR strengthen OR build-up OR supplement OR augment OR boost OR improve OR enrich) placebo

(decrease OR lessen OR reduce OR minimize OR moderate) (doctor OR nurse OR physician OR practitioner OR clinic OR hospital) nocebo

((harness OR elucidate OR enhance OR increase OR intensify OR heighten OR magnify OR amplify OR strengthen OR build-up OR supplement OR augment OR boost OR improve OR enrich)-placebo)  ((decrease OR lessen OR reduce OR minimize OR moderate)-nocebo (doctor OR nurse OR physician OR practitioner OR clinic OR hospital))

placebo nocebo

((decrease OR lessen OR reduce OR minimize OR moderate) (doctor OR nurse OR physician OR practitioner OR clinic OR hospital)-placebo) OR (placebo-(run-in OR lead-in)) OR (placebo-responder))

("placebo effect" OR "placebo response" OR nocebo) (patents OR patentable OR patent)

The Potential of a Placebo/Nocebo Effect in Pharmacogenetics

Panacea or placebo? : linked electronic health records and improvements in health outcome
by New South Wales. Ministerial Advisory Committee on Privacy and Health Information.;
Research design issues in pain clinical trials

An annotated bibliography of placebo research
by Jim L Turner; Candace Fox-Henning; Ronald Gallimore
Research design issues in pain clinical trials
by Robert H Dworkin; John T Farrar;
Change mechanisms in placebo procedures : effects of suggestion, social demand, and contingent success on improvement in treatment

The placebo effect in nutritional supplementation and improvement in performance outcomes : a meta-analysis
by Tarra Linn Rawdon

Clinical research for complementary therapy : principles, problems and solutions
by G T Lewith; Wayne B Jonas; Harald Walach;
The Placebo Responder : an Examination of Some Non-Specific Influences on Response to Treatment.
by Alan Arnold Black

Placebo -
Fabrizio Benedetti, ‎Paul Enck, ‎Elisa Frisaldi

Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health ...
Fabrizio Benedetti - 2014  

Placebo Is for Real: How to apply the placebo effect to ...
Erkki Leppänen - 2013

Articles on Medicinal Chemistry, Including: Placebo, ...
Hephaestus Books - 2011

Superstitious Choice and the Placebo Effect: Consumer ...
Eric Hamerman - 2011

Introduction to Placebos: Expectancy and Conditioning, ...
Gaby Alez - 2012

The Role of Motivation and Expectancy in the Placebo Effect
Carrie J. Aigner - 2012

The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the ...
Mario Beauregard, ‎Denyse O'Leary - 2007

Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics - Page 429
Judy Illes, ‎Barbara J. Sahakian - 2011

Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology - Volume 2 - Page 1033
Ian P. Stolerman - 2010  

The Placebo Effect in Nutritional Supplementation and ...
Tarra Linn Rawdon 

Aspirin and Placebo in Oral Surgery
Lucian Szmyd, ‎Clarence M. McCall, ‎Albert L. Porreca - 1958
  1. Understanding the Placebo Effect in Complementary Medicine: Theory, Practice, and Research Contributors: David Peters
The placebo effect and health : combining science and compassionate care / W. Grant Thompson.

Placebo in history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The nocebo effect: history and physiology. - Research


FTC v. Pantron I Corp.

33 F. 3d 1088 - Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1994 - Google Scholar

Joubert v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.

Dist. Court, WD Washington, 2010 - Google Scholar

United States v. An Article... Acu-Dot...

483 F. Supp. 1311 - Dist. Court, ND Ohio, 1980 - Google Scholar
"People who are given medication for an ailment frequently feel better because they think they should, even though the product has no therapeutic value. This is known as the placebo effect. In order to eliminate the bias of the placebo effect in a clinical study, it is common practice to "blind" the participants, i. e., dispense to the control group a placebo which simulates in taste, smell, and appearance the product being tested. Similarly, to neutralize any subconscious bias of the examiner, it is important to blind him, i. e., prevent him from knowing which subjects received the medication and which did not. A study in which both the subjects and the examiner are blinded is referred to as "double-blind." See JA 914-916." - Lecture 3

The Active Placebo Effect: Patent Eligible Subject Matte

assertTrue( ): New Patents Aim to Reduce Placebo Effect

Patent US7983936 - System and method for reducing th

The placebo effect: international patent law and the ...

Comparing Strategies for Trials with High Placebo Re

The Placebo Effect in Intellectual Property - Berkele

The placebo effect: international patent law and ... - Pa

List of new Placebo Effect patents & technologies

RCT Logic helps decrease time to market & costs to 

Emotions and Disease: Self-Healing, Patents, and Place

Trial designs advance to overcome bitter pill of plac

It’s Great! Oops, No It Isn’t: Why Clinical Research Can

High placebo response. Crossover, placebo lead-in

placebo effect legal definition of placebo effect

Placebo effect - Science Museum

U.S. Patent Office Revises Guidelines After Drugmaker

With acquisition, PPD improves process to test depres

Overstating the Placebo Effect | Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Placebo effect in drug trials - Ariana Anderson, PhD 

Understanding the placebo effect | The Economist

It's All in Your Head: Reinforcing the Placebo Response

Pat'sBlog: A Brief History of the Placebo Effect

Nocebo Effect | GreenMedInfo | Anti-Therapeutic Action 


Nocebo effects and psychotropic drug action, Expert Re

Placebo Response in Schizophrenic Outpatients

Implications of the placebo effect for physicians

High technology and placebo effect: myocardial ... - S

The Placebo Files #1: Response vs. Effect | Scotty ...

Trial designs advance to overcome bitter pill of placeb

Pharma Marketing Blog: How the Placebo Effect ...

Placebo effect in child and adolescent psychiatric tria

Is It True That Antidepressants Are No Better Than Plac

Lifewave Patent Rejected - T he W orld W ide S cam N e

Spontaneous Remission and the Placebo Effect - Quackw

Placebo effect beats God, Prozac - SFGate

03-03-11 Teasing Out the Placebo Effect in Psychiatric ..

Doctor Who - Placebo Effect

Patents: USPTO allowance extends BDSI patent protecti

shifting between our two self-identities can cause t

What Is the Placebo Effect? - Arthritis and Joint Conditi

Rose-tinted spectacles on the NHS | The BMJ

Zoloft No Better Than Dummy Pill, Says Lawsuit - Medi

Chekhov, Homeopathy and the Placebo Effect | The ...

Multiple Sclerosis Research: The placebo effect

Ignoring Non-Patentable Elements While Judging Novelty

This app lets you create personalized placebo effects

Cerecor Granted U.S. Patent for Antitussive FP01

The “Placebo” and “Nocebo” effects — How does what y

The Great American Placebo Heist |

Why the Pharma Industry No Longer Warrants Public Tr

Bodily self-image and methods for predicting placeb

Valkee ear light gadget called "scam against sick peopl

Background - Cerium Optical Products

The placebo response: How words and rituals chan

The Many Meanings of the Placebo Effect: Where They .

Analgesic effect of acupuncture needle penetration: a

Psychosomosis - the Placebo and Nocebo Effects: Curin

Placebo effect | Better Always

The father of nutraceuticals: “The placebo effect is rea

Rigorous studies show that the placebo effect accounts

Pick Your Poison: Patent-Ineligibility or Inherency ...

MS patients who claim to have benefited from treatm

The Myths of Herbal Medicine | Science-Based Life

Citing Your Sources--APA Citation Style

View Diseases as listed in Patent 4816563 - Antibiotic 

The Placebo Response in Studies of Acute Migraine

The Nocebo Effect Can Kill You If You Don't Watch Out ...

The Placebo Effect | Token Skeptic

Maurizio Fava, M.D. – Keynote: Methodological Appro

Opko Health: The Placebo Effect - Lakewood Capital 

The Doctor-Patient Relationship Revisited: An Analysis o

Do we Need a New Procedure for the Assessment of ...

PPD acquires RCT Logic's license to clinical trial design t

The Tragedy of Lou Lasagna - Dr. David Healy

Project MUSE - The Powerful Placebo

The Patent Medicine Paradigm | PopMatters

Subject Matter Experts | Bracket Global

Stranger than you can imagine: Placebo and nocebo eff

The Placebo Effect: Happiness Pills - Happiness India Pr

Ethical Use of Placebo in Research and Practice

Earle Fox testimony on Mannatech products

Scientific American Frontiers . The Wonder Pill. Hotline

2010_01_26 | American College of Rheumatology | ACR

Personal Health Freedom: Placebos, Nocebos, and the ...

Dr. Quackery's Medicine Shop - Fun Facts, Questions ...

Redalyc. Subliminal Messages for Increasing Self-Est

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Patient Self ...

Power Balance Roots Hark Back to Patent Medicines ...

Mark McKenna // Notre Dame News // University of Notr

Snake Oil Almanacs: Patent Medicine Advertising in the 

Your Brain Can Hurt You - Utne Reader

Pain relief from acupuncture is real, Penn study find

Placebo effect demonstrates healing power of the mind 

Intend Balance | Josephs Story

Topical Cannabis Preparations: Snake Oil or Healing ...

Begley: Placebo Nation--Just Believe - Newsweek

Ajit Vadakayil: THE PLACEBO EFFECT AND ...

Judging a Pill by its Cover | Articles | Finnegan

Placebo, a historical perspective -

Medical quackery revisited | The Ethical Nag

Nocebo Effect Shows We're All A Bunch Of Worriers | Bl

U.K. doctors admit doling out 'useless drugs' for placeb

Anti-Depession Drugs-is it just a Placebo Effect | Politi

Neurobiology of Pain and the Homeless Patent - Nat

The Color of That Little Pill Does Make a Difference

The PLACEBO EFFECT is wonderful, isn't it? (Drugs & M

1 Identifying Placebo Effects with Data from Clinical

This Cure Is Good For Funny Bone - Orlando Sentinel

The Science - The Connection: Mind Your Body

The Death of CNS Drug Development - Worldwide C

Enlightened Catholicism: About That Miracle VS Placeb

Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs | Scott & White Healthca

The Curious Case Of Patent Number 6630507 | Patients

Evolution of a New Medication -

The Placebo Effect, Mind Over Matter and Using the F

PILT Symposium to Examine Functionality Doctrine

Midterm Topics

Promising headway into more effective treatment ... - O

Medication Compliance and ePRO Solution for clinical 

Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry: A Closer Look: Mo

Reckitt Benckiser Not Launching Its Own Generic Subox

How Pharmaceutical Products Differ From Tennis Balls

Why are patents important to medical innovation? - Sh

Costco patent medicine works? | ZDNet

A Few Thoughts on Patent Medicines - There was a t

Treatment alternatives, the placebo effect and FDA a

Patent US7335474 - Methods and systems for identifyi

System And Method For Reducing The Placebo Effect I

Search Results for "Opko Placebo Effect Article" - BioP

System And Method For Reducing The Placebo Effect I

Asthma symptom changes reflect placebo effect - Healt

Viagra Placebo Effect - clatpu

Psych Drugs: The Real Weapons of Mass Destruction - P

Patents by Inventor Maurizio Fava - Justia Patents Data

EP Vantage - Circassia falls victim to placebo effect | Ev

The "placebo effect" and what is means for business ..

Weird science benefits from the placebo effect | Ars Tec

New Drug Development/Placebo Effect & Dietary ... - Qu

How the Placebo Effect Works » Stuff You Should Know .

Help Reduce the Placebo Effect in Clinical Drug Trials .

Placebo effect

Consciousness and the Placebo Effect - Free Essays

A Fat Nocebo - IndyTruth

Jimmy's Interview With Dr. Marshall Deutsch About The

Homeopathic Cures: Natural Healing or Placebo Effect

Placebos cloud results of clinical trials, medical practice

Quacks and the placebo effect | Trinidad Guardian - Mo

Irving Kirsch and placebo effect on 60 Minutes 2/19/12 -

placebo effect « Center for Medical Consumers

Does the placebo effect work on adhd patients? | ChaCh

Patients Before Patents |

ben goldacre on Twitter: "Pharma rebranding pills to 

The placebo “problem” | Addiction & Recovery News

Dissection of the factors driving the placebo effect in ..

Patents - Google -

Placebo effect | Lenz Blog

Patent WO2001032017A1 -

a free business school lesson for homeopaths | weird t

xkcd • View topic - The placebo effect becoming more 

New Patents Aim to Reduce Placebo Effect The pharm

Patent US5849302 - Medicaments and cosmetics ... - G

July 09 - The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation

A study finds that the placebo effect works on more th

Kas Thomas - Imagine, there are now patents for drug-t

PJ Online | Onlooker (Placebo or "nocebo", their action is

Can Dyslexia Be Cured by the Placebo Effect? - Myom

Placebo Effect - CNET

The Anti-Placebo Effect | Book View Cafe Blog

Patent Basics | Brooklyn Business Center

US Patent No: 8219419 - Patent Buddy


Category: Science - Christopher Horvat

Is the “Placebo Effect” Real? And Might it be Really Use

Bayblab: How Quackery "Works" Part 1: The Placebo Eff

Repost: Pharma. drugs have a placebo effect. Is it grea

nocebo effect | Douglass Report - Official Site

Real. Fake. Both Can Cure Depression.(placebo effect an

The Placebo Effect | Other | Be Well World

CIPO - Patent - 2260957 - Claims

What is the placebo effect and how does it work? - Dail

Placebo et patents |

Patent medicine as paradigm - LockerDome

The Placebo Effect - Sterman-Kaiser Imaging Laborat

The effect of reward expectation and dopamine release

Annotated Bibliography - Charlatans and Cheats: Our ...

Placebo Effect, Homeostasis, and Health Management

The Placebo Effect and How The Mind Plays Games Wi

Your Health: Why Do We Hesitate To Use Generic Drugs?

$2.5 billion spent, no alternative cures found | rabble.c

PPD acquires license for technology | StarNewsOnline

The role of placebo and nocebo effects in randomized t


Another Mechanism for the Placebo Effect? - Less Wron

Distrust and Belief in Medicine; the Placebo effect and 

Meaning, Medicine, and the “Placebo Effect” - Light F

Will a statin a day really keep the doctor away?

Depression: It's Not Your Serotonin

Outsmarting the placebo effect

Understanding placebo effects: how rituals affect the brain and th

Alternative therapies risk effectiveness of cancer tre

The Power of Drug Color

The 'Saatchi Bill' is dangerous and will bring nothing 

A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

Have You Contributed to a Health Scam?

FDA Approves Sale Of Prescription Placebo | The Onion 

SciFri 010612 Hour 1: Placebo Effect, Flu Research ...

Cures and Quackery: The Rise of Patent Medicines - Yo

The Lie That Heals: Should Doctors Give Placebos ...

The Placebo Effect: International Patent Law and the ..

Snake Oil, Hustlers and Hambones: The American Med

American Health Quackery: Collected Essays of James 

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 20: NextMed / MMVR20 

Law and the Regulation of Medicines

You Don't Have to Die When Your Doctor Says: A Practic

Trick Or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alterna

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May B

The Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain was Poisone

Patent and Trade Mark Review - Volume 79 - Page 124

Mark Twain and Medicine: Any Mummery Will Cure - Pa

Patent, Trademark & Copyright Series

Marijuana As Medicine?:: The Science Beyond the Contr

Evidence check 2: homeopathy, fourth report of sessio

International Law and Indigenous Knowledge: Intellectu

Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a M

Hooked: Ethics, the Medical Profession, and the ...

Prescribing Faith: Medicine, Media, and Religion in ... - Pa

The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeo

The Patent Files: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Inven

Controversy in Internal Medicine - Volume 2 - Page 14

Understanding human behavior - Page 321

Competitive Problems in the Drug Industry: Hearings, ..

Cross Currents: The Promise of Electromedicine, the 

Newsweek - Page 46

New Scientist - Volume 149 - Page 27

Interagency Coordination in Drug Research and Regul

Interagency Coordination in Drug Research and Regul

The Decline of American Medicine: Where Have All the 

Historical aspects of unconventional medicine: appro

Will it Sell?: How to Determine If Your Invention is ... - P

Pain - Page 94

The Relief of Symptoms - Page 66

Drugs, society, and human behavior - Page 296

The Psychology of Death - Page 414

Psychology in Relation to Medicine - Page 84

Perspectives on medicines in society - Page 558

Guide to clinical studies and developing protocols - Page

Perspectives on medicines in society - Page 558

Guide to clinical studies and developing protocols - Page 

Contemporary Surgery - Volume 28 - Page 44

Hospital Therapy - Volume 15 - Page 772

Mind/Body Integration: Essential Readings in Biofeedba

The Philosophy of Evidence-based Medicine

Mysteries of the human body - Page 142

Vital and health statistics: Cognition and survey measu

The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers

Suckers: How Alternative Medicine Makes Fools of Us A

The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yours

United States Congressional serial set - Issue 4; Issue 

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Dr

Principles and Practice of Pharmaceutical Medicine

Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a ...

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of ...

Kidding Ourselves: The Hidden Power of Self-Deception

Stephens' Detection of New Adverse Drug Reactions - P

Blockbuster Drugs: The Rise and Fall of the Pharmace

Neuralgia: New Insights for the Healthcare Professiona

The Efficacy of Self-medication

A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children: Expe

Health and Healing: The Philosophy of Integrative Med

Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud i

Drug Control in a Free Society - Page 74

Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of ... 

Adaptive Design Theory and Implementation Using SAS 

The Secrets from Your Subconscious Mind: How to Inter

Balderdash: A Treatise on Ethics - Page 288

The Healing Bond: The Patient-Practitioner Relationship

Electropharmacology - Page 301

The Cultural Context of Health, Illness, and Medicine -

The Cultural Context of Health, Illness, and Medicine - P

A Master Class in Brand Planning: The Timeless Works o

The Context of Medicines in Developing Countries: Stu

Baba's Kitchen Medicines: Folk Remedies of Ukrainian .

Science and Ethics in American Medicine, 1800-1914 - 

e-Study Guide for: The Behavioral Sciences and Health ..

Professions and the Public Interest: Medical Power, ... -

Biomedicine and the Human Condition: Challenges, Risk

Our Present Complaint: American Medicine, Then and 

Introducing Medical Anthropology: A Discipline in Actio

The Rainbow Alchemist - Page 321

Health and Healing: The Philosophy of Integrative Med

Pediatric Anesthesia - Page 413

Pediatric Anesthesia - Page 413

Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough: The Medical

From Melancholia to Prozac: A History of Depression - 

Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of ...

Persuasion and Healing: A Comparative Study of Psyc

Walking Your Blues Away: How to Heal the Mind and C

The big drink

Symptoms in the Pharmacy: A Guide to the Managem

The Cure is in the Cupboard: How to Use Oregano for 

Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care: Biobehavioral ...

Listening to Prozac

The Spiritual Brain

Before Prozac : The Troubled History of Mood Disorders

Nostrums and Quackery: Articles on the Nostrum Evil

Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Bet

Pharmaceutical Marketing: Principles, Environment, 

Pharmacy Case Studies

Pharmaceutical Marketing: Principles, Environment, and

Pharmacy Case Studies

From Alchemy to IPO: The Business of Biotechnology

Prozac Backlash: Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Z

The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-deceptio

Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the M

Big Pharma: Exposing the Global Healthcare Agenda

Confessions of a Medical Heretic

The Truth About The Drug Companies: How They Dec

The Road to Wellville

Clinician's Handbook of Prescription Drugs

Snake Oil Science: The Truth about Complementary an

Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient

The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our

Kampo: how the Japanese updated traditional herbal m

The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the 

Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy

Homeopathy: Medicine of the New Man

Healing with Magnets


Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition - ...

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Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons

Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of He

Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Second 

Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues

Discovering Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Centu

Your maximum mind

The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a B

Bad Pharma: How Medicine is Broken, And How We Can 

The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the N

No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality

Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants

Handbook of Religion and Health

The Social Transformation of American Medicine

The Two Cultures

Bwiti: An Ethnography of the Religious Imagination in

The Science of Mind

A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology

Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of the Bible

The Cutter Incident: How America's First Polio Vaccin

The Second Brain: A Groundbreaking New Understandin

Participatory Action Research

Wild Health: Lessons in Natural Wellness from the Anim

Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evol

The Orgone Accumulator Handbook: Construction Plan

When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global .

Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer

The Doctor, His Patient and the Illness

Recovering the Soul: A Scientific and Spiritual Search

De Materia Medica

Looking glass universe: the emerging science of wholen

Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary

Native American Ethnobotany

Fire in the Soul: A New Psychology of Spiritual Optimi

Mediscams: Dangerous Medical Practices and Health C

Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medi

Chinese herbal patent medicines: the clinical desk refe

A War of Nerves: Soldiers and Psychiatrists in the ...

Healing and the Mind

Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach

Head First: The Biology of Hope

The Way of Chinese Herbs

History of Medicine: Major Depressive Disorder, Histor

The Antipodes of the Mind: Charting the Phenomenology

Sacred Therapy

Medicine and Morality in Haiti: The Contest for Healing

The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders

Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism i

Vibrational Medicine: New Choices for Healing Ourselv

The Transmission of Chinese Medicine


Evolutionary Medicine

The Emperor of All Maladies

The Secret

6 Myths about Alternative Medicine: Using It Wisely

The pharmaceutical industry

Pharmacy in History - Volume 27

Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Desig

Trans-Sister Radio: A Novel

Me and the Orgone

The Presence of the Past: Morphic Resonance and the H

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM): Migraine

Morphic Resonance: The Nature of Formative Causation

Out of the Flames: The Remarkable Story of a Fearless 

The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer 

Principles of Patent Law: Cases and Materials

Kombucha: The Miracle Fungus

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The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide 


Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality

Culture and Health: Applying Medical Anthropology

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Energy Medicine for Women: Aligning Your Body's Energ

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