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My name is MORGAN LEVY, MD and this is a blog-site about integrating alternative and mainstream medicine through the new neuroscience of the placebo effect.¬†There is intense disagreement between those who prefer traditional medicine and those that think alternative approaches can cure everything. Let’s discuss how non-pharmacologic approaches such as acupuncture, homeopathic remedies, psychotherapy, hypnosis, yoga, meditation and the doctor-patient relationship can alter brain chemicals to produce compensatory responses that can improve pain, nausea and psychiatric symptoms. I think primary care physicians could use this knowledge to incorporate some alternative therapies¬†into their clinical practice. What do you think?

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Dr. Levy does speaking engagements to both professional and non-professional groups on a sliding scale. Read his bio and contact him at: Morgan L. Levy, MD

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  • admin

    Here is the latest thinking on placebos by the director of the Harvard placebo research group. Placebo Effects in Medicine Ted J. Kaptchuk, and Franklin G. Miller, Ph.D. N Engl J Med 2015; 373:8-9July 2, 2015

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    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website? My blog is in the exact same niche as yours and my users would definitely benefit from a lot of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Thanks a lot!|

    • admin

      Sure, I am in the middle of revamping the site so I can officially launch it so the appearance may change considerably over the next week or so.

  • Rebekah

    I look forward to reading the articles on this subject. As a massage therapist, I can understand the value of educating what complimentary modalities can provide (and what they do not provide). I believe there is a helpful relationship between alternative and mainstream medicine as long as both doctor and patient are well informed about the science behind alternative medicine methods, essentially the science of placebo.

  • Alexandra Levy

    this site looks great!