I wrote an article about provider-provider communication for ISCI 631. In this paper I introduce the topic of provider-provider communication from a western herbal medicine perspective. I define the term “placebo effect” and provide a background of how the phenomenon has been studied. Researching this paper really gave me an insiders perspective into the philosophy of western herbal medicine clinical practice. I plan to build on what I have learned as I dive into new areas of health information seeking and sharing behaviors.