The Magic Feather Effect by Melanie Warner looks at alternative therapies and the placebo effect. Photo: Alamy The Magic Feather Effect by Melanie Warner looks at alternative therapies and the placebo effect. Photo: Alamy
The Magic Feather Effect by Melanie Warner looks at alternative therapies and the placebo effect. Photo: Alamy

Review |
How alternative medicine works, and why it’s not all in the mind – this guide is highly useful and entertaining

  • Acupuncture, faith healing, chiropractic and meditation are among the therapies examined in Melanie Warner’s book The Magic Feather Effect
  • She looks for the middle ground between sceptics and enthusiastic disciples

Topic |   Wellness
The Magic Feather Effect by Melanie Warner looks at alternative therapies and the placebo effect. Photo: Alamy The Magic Feather Effect by Melanie Warner looks at alternative therapies and the placebo effect. Photo: Alamy
The Magic Feather Effect by Melanie Warner looks at alternative therapies and the placebo effect. Photo: Alamy
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