Alternative medicine (essay)

Complimentary-Therapies

Currently there is a trend towards the use of alternative forms of medicine. However, at best these methods are ineffective, and at worst they may be dangerous.

To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Again just a short list of the hundreds of articles that exist on the internet.

A good book to read about this is: ‘Bad Science‘ by Goldacre, published by Fourth Estate.

Amazon (£8.99): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bad-Science-Ben-Goldacre/dp/000728487X

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/alternativemedicine/9025879/Complementary-medicine-does-it-work.html (2012 article)

http://www.quackwatch.com/04ConsumerEducation/Reviews/ernst.html (2002 article)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/aip/18763820 (many links to articles)

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/the-curious-wavefunction/2014/01/06/why-drugs-are-expensive-its-the-science-stupid/

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/14/safe-effective-diet-pill-elusive-holy-grail

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jan/14/dnp-victims-families-fat-burning-drug-reclassify

http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/TMG10561078/Good-medicine-Patrick-Holfords-guide-to-natural-cures.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/027043_medicine_alternative_health.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/027424_medicine_cure_cures.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/026644_medicine_alternative_therapy.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/026087_research_health_medicine.html

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