Can alternative medicine be effective or are they just dangerous scams?…
Can alternative medicine be effective or are they just dangerous scams?
How effective is it?
Works off the principle of placebo where people trick their bodies into believing that the medicine works as with pain medicine, cold medicine, etc.
Acupuncture works because of the placebo effect
Acupuncture is very costly and not something that health insurance covers
Potentially dangerous with spinal injuries
Not actually effective
Not confirmed to actually heal the problem. Doubts on whether or not chiropractic is effective or simply a placebo effect
Black Seed seemingly has many cures
The author of the article has a BA in Philosophy with no real science back ground Sayer Ji
Found not to work at all and many people died from otherwise treatable conditions including a young Canadian girl with brain cancer that died due to her parents opting to use shark cartilage instead (Do You Believe in Magic)
Jenny McCarthy and Autism
Research shows that autism develops while the child is still inside the womb. Impossible to come from vaccines. (Found inside Do You Believe in Magic)
Dangerous because anti-vaccination can create a rise in diseases that have been effectively eliminated through vaccination.
Suzanne Somers and her lies
Somers believes that the key to becoming young again is bioidentical hormones. These are not proven to work and they are not proven to be safe either
Dr. Oz Quackery
Dr. Oz was recently condemned by colleagues due to giving misleading advice as a licensed MD to viewers of his show with alternative medicines that are ineffective. Fellow doctors call for a revocation of his medical license for pedaling false information
Steve Jobs and cancer diet
The Gerson diet did not cure Steve Jobs's pancreatic cancer (not surprising) and he even went as far as to regret using alternative medicine instead of going through surgery
Linus Pauling was Nobel Prize scientist who believed in massive doses of vitamin C which claimed to cure many diseases including cancer
Massive doses of vitamins proven in research that they can decrease lifespan of terminally ill patients by causing the body to suppress the immune system.
Dietary "supplements" are very loosely regulated. Not regulated by the FDA which means supplements found dangerous or ineffective are not taken off the market.
Healing by "faith"
Example of faith healer in research book. Dr. Isaam Nemeh
Obviously you cannot pray diseases out of the body
Is alternative medicine really alternative if it actually works? Wouldn't it just be called medicine?