Trick or Treatment by Edzard Ernst & Simon Singh
The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine

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The truth about the potions, lotions, pills and needles, pummelling and energizing that lie beyond the realms of conventional medicine.

Whether you are an ardent believer in alternative medicine, a skeptic, or are simply baffled by the range of services and opinions, this guide lays to rest doubts and contradictions with authority, integrity, and clarity. In this groundbreaking analysis, over thirty of the most popular treatments—acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicines—are examined for their benefits and potential dangers. Questions answered include: What works and what doesn't? What are the secrets, and what are the lies? Who can you trust, and who is ripping you off? Can science decide what is best, or do the old wives' tales really tap into ancient, superior wisdom?In their scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures, authors Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst also strive to reassert the primacy of the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy.

About Edzard Ernst & Simon Singh

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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.
Published August 17, 2008 by W. W. Norton & Company. 351 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Most alternative techniques - herbal medicine is a grudging exception - don't perform well in clinical trials, particularly the double-blind trial, in which neither practitioner nor patient knows if they are receiving a genuine treatment or not.

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A doctor of chiropractic goes to Chiropractic school, practices chiropractic and they become Doctors of Chiropractic;

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