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Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine
     

Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine

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by Simon Singh, Edzard Ernst
 

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ISBN-10: 0393337782

ISBN-13: 9780393337785

Pub. Date: 10/19/2009

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

“For anyone who has ever wondered about the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of . . . alternative therapies.”—Susan Okie, Washington Post
Whether you are an ardent believer in alternative medicine, a skeptic, or are simply baffled by the range of services and opinions, this groundbreaking analysis lays to rest doubts and contradictions

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“For anyone who has ever wondered about the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of . . . alternative therapies.”—Susan Okie, Washington Post
Whether you are an ardent believer in alternative medicine, a skeptic, or are simply baffled by the range of services and opinions, this groundbreaking analysis lays to rest doubts and contradictions with authority, integrity, and clarity. Over thirty of the most popular treatments—including acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicines—are examined for their benefits and potential dangers. What works and what doesn’t? Who can you trust, and who is ripping you off? In its scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures, this book also strives to reassert the primacy of the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393337785
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/19/2009
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
569,622
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 How do You Determine the Truth? 6

2 The Truth About Acupuncture 39

3 The Truth About Homeopathy 91

4 The Truth About Chiropractic Therapy 145

5 The Truth About Herbal Medicine 191

6 Does the Truth Matter? 236

Appendix: Rapid Guide to Alternative Therapies 290

Futher Reading 329

Acknowledgements 333

Picture Credits 334

Index 335

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