Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine available in Paperback
“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 treatmentsincluding acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicinesare 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.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Edzard Ernst, based at the University of Exeter, is the UK’s first professor of complementary medicine.
Best-selling author and science journalist Simon Singh lives in London. His books include Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book, and Big Bang.
Table of Contents
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
Picture Credits 334
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