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Author Singh, Simon.

Title Trick or treatment : the undeniable facts about alternative medicine / Simon Singh & Edzard Ernst.

Imprint New York, NY : W.W. Norton, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  610 SINGH    Check Shelf
Description 342 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Note "First published as a Norton paperback 2009"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- How do you determine the truth? -- Truth about acupuncture -- Truth about homeopathy -- Truth about chiropractic therapy -- Truth about herbal medicine -- Does the truth matter? -- Appendix: Rapid guide to alternative therapies -- Further reading -- Acknoledgements -- Picture credits -- Index.
Summary 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.--From publisher description.
Subject Alternative medicine.
Holistic medicine.
Complementary Therapies.
Evidence-Based Medicine.
Placebo Effect.
Alternative medicine. (OCoLC)fst00806153
Holistic medicine. (OCoLC)fst00958777
Added Title Undeniable facts about alternative medicine
ISBN 0393337782
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