Trick or Treatment

The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine
Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The truth about the potions, lotions, pills, and needles, pummeling, 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 30 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.

©2008 Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst (P)2019 Tantor

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very good writing, but not interesting to me

I loved the composition of the book but hated alternative medicine to begin with, so it really didn't capture my attention. The chapters introduce vital concept one after another, and doesn't see the concepts as a shopping list in the first chapter and then using them on the rest of the chapters. I also like the fact that it has very clear cut recommendations, and that it doesnt beat around the bush about it's finding.

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Well researched

This is one of the best, well-researched and honest books on alternative medicine. It is a must read for anyone working in healthcare.