Alternative Medicine

The erroneous assumptions of so-called alternative medicine: The test of time

Proponents of so-called alternative medicine point to the age of their therapies, wrongly assuming that just because something has 'stood the test of time', it must work.

The death of John Lawler raises serious questions about the regulation of chiropractors

Mr Lawler suffered a fractured neck, and the chiropractor who administered his treatment was found to have misled medical professionals – yet faces no real punishment.

The erroneous assumptions of so-called alternative medicine: Root causes

So-called alternative medicine practitioners are always keen to tell their patients they treat the root cause of disease - in reality, nothing could be further from the truth

‘Prevent Senior’ in Brazil accused of conducting unethical medical experiments on Covid patients

Even after Brazil's "Covid kit" of alternative treatments was shown to be ineffective, doctors were given sales targets to keep prescribing - with official guidance on how to classify away patients who died from Covid.

The curious rise in the popularity of osteopathy in France

The number of osteopaths in France has more than tripled since 2010, despite there being no evidence that osteopathy is remotely effective.

When it comes to research, so-called alternative medicine is hostile to progress

Researchers who demonstrate alt-med to be ineffective are routinely, personally attacked - because practitioners are looking for vindication, not truth

Durian fruit myths: the many tall tales associated with the “King of Fruits”

Singapore's favourite fruit, the durian, has become the subject of myths and folk tales - each a testament to its cultural impact and importance

The Society of Homeopaths, and the issues with regulating healthcare in the UK

The Society of Homeopaths are no longer accredited by the PSA, after the authorities new Standards require benefit to be weighted against risk

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