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Ancestral healing therapies resist all scientific progress and healers are overwhelmed by patients requests. By helping us mobilize our self-healing abilities, healers sometimes seem to work miracles. How does science account for such therapies? Can the placebo effect alone explain everything? Our journalists interviewed 35 healers and scrutinized healing cases with medical opinions on each patient's case history. A healer was even put to the test live with patients suffering from severe allergies. Doctors, psychiatrists and neuroscience researchers untangle the truth from the myth of healers' effectiveness.