Within conventional medicine, medical interventions are generally considered to be the effective agents for change in and of themselves. It is the medication, surgery, radiotherapy or other intervention that appears to bring relief or cure to the patient. Yet it is firmly established that a third of people treated for most illnesses will show improvements when given inert substances instead of medications. This has been labeled the placebo effect by conventional medicine. This is a clear demonstration that people have vast self-healing capacities that are not fully understood nor utilized. The caregiver can facilitate and enhance the placebo effect through varieties of factors. Healing involves an incredibly complex variety of processes. Healing may occur in very broad and diverse ranges of aspects of a person, including changes in the specific parts of their body that are malfunctioning as well as in their entire body. In parallel with healing of the body, there are often healings of emotions, mind, relationships and spirit. In healing from issues at any of these levels, there may be effects at each level individually, plus simultaneous changes at other levels. Complementary/ Alternative therapists may likewise focus on how their physical interventions can be the agents of change, as in the acupuncture needles and the acupuncture points stimulated on the body, the skill of the physical massage of the muscles and joints, or the homeopathic remedy. Complementary/ alternative therapists also recognize the placebo effect, but while they often give greater acknowledgement of this aspect of the careseekers response to treatment, there remains little attention to the role of the treating professional or of the careseeker, in activating the placebo effect. In most discussions on this subject the focus has therefore been on the patient/ healee/ careseeker. The discussion in this article is on multitudes of factors presented by caregiver and their manners of caregiving that may contribute to healing or may detract from, impede or block the healing of the careseeker.