Alternative Medicine

As a skeptic and a dentist, I jumped at the chance to take a dental acupuncturist course

If we want to appreciate what makes pseudoscience practitioners tick, we need to know how they’re taught to think - which is why I took an acupuncture course.

The UK’s plan to please India by promoting Ayurvedic medicine puts politics ahead of science

In another attempt to please the Indian government, our politicians want us to use more Ayurvedic medicine - this time, they should listen to the science

Paul McCartney and The Bates Method of eyesight restoration

While it might come with high-profile adherents like Paul McCartney, when it comes to improving eyesight, the Bates Method is good For No One

Despite what Prince Charles thinks, homeopathy is not the answer to antibiotic resistance

Conditions that clear without antibiotics aren't proof that homeopathy works, but that some infections can clear up on their own

“Fake Medicine”: Dr Brad McKay skilfully takes apart health advice from Dr Google

Professor Edzard Ernst reviews the new book "Fake Medicine", from Australian science communicator and skeptic Dr Brad McKay

What William Radam’s “Microbe Killer” can teach us about modern stem cell quackery

When new medical breakthroughs occur, pseudoscientists are often quick to jump on the bandwagon in order to sell their quackery

Brazil’s bogus “Covid kit” represents a failure of private healthcare regulation

Investigations show doctors were pressured to prescribe "early treatment protocol" Covid kits made up of unproven, ineffective interventions

Romance in the stones? The power of crystals vs the power of suggestion

Crystal healing continues to undergo a resurgence in popularity, but when put to the test, believers can't tell the difference between a real crystal or a fake

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