Trick or Treatment The Undeniable Facts about Alternative 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.

Author: Edzard Ernst

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393069869

Category: Medical

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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.

Trick Or Treatment

Provides an examination and judgement of more than thirty of the most treatments in alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic and herbal medicine.

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: Corgi Books

ISBN: 0552157627

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 416

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In this groundbreaking analysis, more than 30 of the most popular alternative healing treatments--acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicines--are examined for their benefits and potential dangers. 16 illustrations.

Trick or Treatment

But how do you know which treatments are effective and which are potentially harmful? Now you can find out. Edzard Ernstis the world's first professor of complementary medicine and Simon Singh is the author of several international ...

Author: Dr. Simon Singh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409081807

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Welcome to the world of alternative medicine. Prince Charles is a staunch defender and millions of people swear by it; most UK doctors consider it to be little more than superstition and a waste of money. But how do you know which treatments really heal and which are potentially harmful? Now at last you can find out, thanks to the formidable partnership of Professor Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh. Edzard Ernst is the world's first professor of complementary medicine, based at Exeter University, where he has spent over a decade analysing meticulously the evidence for and against alternative therapies.He is supported in his findings by Simon Singh, the well-known and highly respected science writer of several international bestsellers. Together they have written the definitive book on the subject. It is honest, impartial but hard-hitting, and provides a thorough examination and judgement of more than thirty of the most popular treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic and herbal medicine.In Trick or Treatment? the ultimate verdict on alternative medicine is delivered for the first time with clarity, scientific rigour and absolute authority.

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Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9798822511385

Category: Medical

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The boom in bloodletting started in Ancient Greece, where it fit in with the widespread view that diseases are caused by an imbalance of four bodily fluids: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm. Unaware of how blood circulates around the body, Greek physicians believed that it could become stagnant and cause ill-health. #2 The practice of bloodletting was taken to America with the European colonization of the New World. American physicians saw no reason to question the techniques taught by the great European hospitals and universities, so they also considered bloodletting to be a mainstream medical procedure. #3 On 14 December 1799, George Washington contracted a cold that would prove to be the greatest threat to his life. He had to be bloodlettenged multiple times, and even poulticed, but none of it helped. By the evening, it was clear that his powers of life were clearly yielding to the force of the disorder. #4 The doctors who treated George Washington after he was wounded in the Battle of Yorktown were criticized for their bloodletting methods, but they claimed that it was a last-ditch effort to save the president’s life.

Trick Or Treatment

Trick or Treatment : How and When Psychotherapy Fails by Richard B. Stuart , Ph.D. Professor , School of Social Work University of Michigan Foreword by Joseph Wolpe , M.D. Professor of Psychiatry Temple University Medical Center ...

Author: Richard B. Stuart

Publisher: Research Press (IL)

ISBN: UOM:39015002592007

Category: Iatrogenic Disease

Page: 224

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This book asserts that present theories and procedures for dealing with "mental illness" not only fail to cure patients in many cases, but often actually aggravate the presenting problem. It is not a diatribe, but a carefully reasoned argument citing hundreds of research studies and articles from professional pbulications. Stuart indicts our present systems for diagnosing and classifying mental disturbances, and our procedures for institutionalizing patients. Specific treatment methods are criticized, and case histories are cited. The author suggests that operant conditioning and related methodologies hold the greatest promise for the future.

Overcoming Your Alcohol Drug Recovery Habits

Trick. or. Treatment? “I never gave them hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.” —Harry S. Truman The early morning quiet was shattered when Brynn Hartman, wife of actor Phil Hartman, shot Phil and then turned the gun ...

Author: James DeSena

Publisher: See Sharp Press

ISBN: 9781884365782

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Recognizing that an addiction to 12-step programs can be just as dangerous as an addiction to alcohol or drugs, this book provides techniques to counter the self-defeating beliefs that lead to addiction. It enables those who have gone through Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and formal 12-step addiction treatments to overcome the self-destructive beliefs and attitudes that these programs promote. These include the idea that addicts and alcoholics are powerless, the belief that addiction is an incurable disease, the assertion that people who slip inevitably lose control, and the notion that those who reject the 12-step approach are doomed. Devoted to helping individuals indoctrinated in 12-step dogma recognize their destructiveness, this book provides effective psychological techniques to vanquish negative thinking and help individuals regain control of their lives.

A Nation in Pain

Trick or treatment: The undeniable facts about alternative medicine (p. 327 ). New York : Norton. 90. Barnes, P. M., Bloom, B., & Nahin, R.L. (2008). Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults and children: United States, ...

Author: Judy Foreman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199837205

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 466

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From neurobiology to public policy, examines the chronic pain crisis, which is a major national health concern, discussing the latest scientific discoveries and advances in treatments and providing a sensible plan of action.

So Called Alternative Medicine SCAM for Cancer

Many such treatments try to sell false hope at inflated prices, and many promise a cure without side-effects. This book explains why alternative cancer cures are a fallacious concept.

Author: Edzard Ernst

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030741587

Category: Medical

Page: 223

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Cancer victims are bombarded with misleading information about alternative medicine. Many such treatments try to sell false hope at inflated prices, and many promise a cure without side-effects. This book explains why alternative cancer cures are a fallacious concept. However, it also outlines the important role of alternative medicine in supporting cancer patients and improving their quality of life.

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