Placebos, Illness, and the Power of Belief
Lecture no. 15 from the course: The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
Taught by Professor Ronald D. Siegel | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses
This lecture explores the extraordinary power of the mind to affect our subjective experience of the body. Review astonishing data on the effectiveness of placebos in medical treatment, and learn how mindfulness practice can aid in treating conditions such as insomnia, sexual dysfunction, gastrointestinal problems, and illness anxiety.