You want proof to those 2 lines you quoted? It's sad that you just laugh at something so serious without even bothjering to research, this clearly shows you have absolutely no interest in science and only listen to what doctors and drug companies have to sell you (that's being gullible, not only skeptic).
Out of the Journal Of American Medicine, conventional medicine themselves, so if you argue against this you're arguing against yourself:
Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990-1997: results of a follow-up national survey.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/quer ... ds=9820257
This study clearly proves that not only more and more people are using alternative medicine, but that since a few years, more people use alternartive than conventional, at least in the US, and not to mention they're paying out of their pocket when they could get the conventional treatments paid by insurance, doesn't that tell you something when more than half of medical visits are in alternative clinics where they have to pay when they could get conventional treatments for free?
And about the lifespan decrease, again, right from a journal of medicine, so you can't argue against it without making look even more foolish than you already do: