Ted Kaptchuk on the Placebo Effect

What if you could simply will away your most persistent aches and pains? Ted Kaptchuk, director of the Program in Placebo Studies & Therapeutic Encounter at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, (“Placebo Effect,” Jan/Feb 2013) has conducted numerous studies on the placebo effect … with surprising results.

Heather Kahn discusses Kaptchuk’s research and what it might mean for the future of medicine in this “Voices of BIDMC Research” video series.