Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body
originally posted October 4, 2016|last updated October 4, 2016
In 100 Words or Less: Conventional science and medicine tend to overlook the connection between mind and body. Yet in much the same way that stress, anxiety or traumatic experiences can damage our health, a growing array of genuine, scientific research shows that belief and thought can actually heal in some cases too; producing tangible, biological changes. This is much more than a placebo effect; merely perceiving an improvement in the absence of objective evidence. There is a line which separates science from pseudoscience and genuine cures from delusional shams, but that line is not always as obvious as we'd like it to be.