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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 grou. DIE HOMEOPATHY DIEThis book is perfect I ve been thinking I had to write this book eventually but now I don t have to because it exists and it s exactly as I imagined it Now all I have to do is have a child and plant a tree It s a fact that otherwise smart people have a tendency to believe weird stuff It s always there right under the surface My own mom just came in to tell me I have to be careful tomorrow 111111 because the number 11 scares her I don t understand it but there it is And being afraid of the number 11 probably won t hurt her but there are people out there who will find ways to take advantage of her fearThis is why this book is so important People need to know why alternative medicine doesn t work and they need to know how we can tell that it doesn t work And if I had to write a book for non sciency folks to understand how we ve come to that conclusion well this is exactly the book I would write Except it s already been written I ll have to find something else to do with my timeThe book is at the same time ruthlessly scientific and ridiculously accessible It flat out refuses to make any assumptions choosing instead to revise from scratch all the evidence we have on alternative therapies Except you can t do that without first explaining the method you re using so that s what the authors do they intertwine all the acupuncture talk with scientific method talkThat is they start out by laying out the origins of the clinical trial and before you know it they re explaining the concept of publication bias and the Cochrane initiative The result is a rigorous honest and well researched book and the fact that it s a little lightweight is probably its greatest strength

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Trick or Treatment The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine

Ers 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 16 illustratio. This book takes an objective look at alternative medicine The outcome is electrifying to everyone who thinks and has used or considered using anything like homeopathy or acupuncture Singh and Ernst don t set out with any malice Ernst has worked for many years in alternative medicine but they show devastatingly how proper trials have shown these alternative treatments to rarely be better than a placebo and often to have negative or even life threatening conseuencesIt really is striking the vast majority of alternative medical treatments are proved to be on a par with snake oil Apart from anything else this ought to be reuired reading for doctors a surprising number encourage alternative treatment for celebrities who endorse this kind of medication and particularly the media which all too often is wide eyed and idiotic on the subject of alternative treatments In the UK Prince Charles who has bumbled on about the subject for many years ought to be forced to copy this book out by hand until he gets the pointAll in all a really important book which wasn t given the coverage it deserved when it came out and what s it s very readable too By combining Ernst s expertise on the subject and Singh s superb science writing we have a book that is as entertaining as it is informative and the emphasis on real testing will be a delight to anyone who enjoys the saying data is not the plural of anecdote More than recommended essential

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Ndbreaking 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 dang. Super biased in favor of conventional medicine which shouldn t be a shock since it s written by an MD Not well cited at all very anecdotal in the examples that prove how useless alternative medicine is other than the super diluted homeopathic drugs Mentioned a FEW people have even been harmed with natural cures but failed to mention the over 100000 people who die in the US every year from correctly prescribed properly taken conventional medicine not including overdoses and illegally used prescriptions drugsI was hoping for a book that gave detailed info on some natural cures and some clinical evidence to back it up but nothing was detailed a waste of time


10 thoughts on “Trick or Treatment The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine

  1. says:

    DIE HOMEOPATHY DIEThis book is perfect I've been thinking I had to write this book eventually but now I don't have to because it exists and it's exactly as I imagined it Now all I have to do is have a child and plant a tree It's a fact that otherwise smart people have a tendency to believe weird stuff It's always there right under the surface My own mom just came in to tell me I have to be careful tomorrow 111111 because the num

  2. says:

    This is the third book I've read this year that examines the evidence for and against alternative medicine so much of the ground it covers was already familiar to me Despite that fact I enjoyed this book a great deal and think it is likely to be the most accessible to those who have personal experience with alternative medicineThe authors take an in depth look at the four most popular modalities in the alternative medicine world

  3. says:

    Wow The authors treat their readers as if we are unintelligent I really thought this book was going to take a neutral and scientific based approach to exploring the efficacy of alternative medicines I am also surprised to s

  4. says:

    Super biased in favor of conventional medicine which shouldn't be a shock since it's written by an MD Not well cited at all very anecdotal in the examples that prove how useless alternative medicine is other than the super diluted homeopathic drugs Mentioned a FEW people have even been harmed with natural cures but failed to mention the over 100000 people who die in the US every year from correctly prescribed properly taken conve

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    This book investigates the claims alternative medical treatments make based on a scientifically acknowledged methodologyThe book starts with a description of the scientific methods studies have to be based on to have any value They also evalu

  6. says:

    In my continued exploration of alternative medicine I turned to Drs Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh’s Trick or Treatment W

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    This is essential reading on the topic of alternative medicine and I'm a little embarrassed to admit that it's been sitting unread on my shelf for over a decade Trick or Treatment The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine is a practical balanced and evidence based guide to the legitimately confusing world of complementary and alternative medicine CAM The authors are well ualified on the topic Dr Edzard Ernst is

  8. says:

    This book takes an objective look at alternative medicine The outcome is electrifying to everyone who thinks and has used or considered using a

  9. says:

    So Trick or Treatment The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine was written by Simon Singh who I used to respect and Edzard Ernst MD who calls himself the world's first professor of complementary medicine and immediately relative to this I have heard people who know him clear their throats and add Although I have never heard where he

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    I once watched a pigeon waddling around on the sidewalk launch into the air and bounce off a pedestrian’s chest It shattered the illusion that the natural world is some sort of flawless mystical place—that animals are so in tune with thei