Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine
Whether you are an ardent believer in alternative medicine, a skeptic, or simply baffled by the range of services and opinions, this book lays to rest doubts and contradictions with authority and clarity. In this groundbreaking analysis, more than thirty of the most popular treatments--including acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicines--are examined for their proven benefits and potential dangers. What works and what doesn't? Whom can you trust, and who is ripping you off? While guiding the reader through a wide range of alternative cures, Trick or Treatment hones in on narrative case histories that illustrate the pros and cons of alternative medicine. Ultimately, in its scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures, this book strives to reassert the primacy of the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy.
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About the Author
Simon Singh received his Ph.D. in particle physics from the University of Cambridge. A former BBC producer, he directed the BAFTA Award-winning documentary film Fermat's Last Theorem and wrote Fermat's Enigma, the best-selling book on the same subject. His best seller The Code Book was the basis for the BBC series The Science of Secrecy.
Professor Ernst qualified as a physician in Germany where he also completed his MD and PhD theses. He was Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) at Hannover Medical School (Germany) and Head of the PMR Department at the University of Vienna (Austria). He came to the University of Exeter in 1993 to establish the first Chair in Complementary Medicine. Since 2012, he is Emeritus Professor.
Clear and vivid, and the historical anecdotes provide a valuable perspective on the subject...Meets the need for a current, evidence-based survey of alternative therapies.
A powerful indictment of medical treatments based on anecdotes and conjectures rather than on established science. The book describes scientific evaluation of all forms of conventional and alternative medical treatments, with fully developed chapters about acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic therapy and herbal medicine...Vital.--Fred Bortz
This is a stimulating and informative account that will be indispensable to anyone considering an alternative treatment.