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Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Snake oil science is the first scientific evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine cam, according to the author. Integrative medicine comprises a variety of approaches to diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease. The truth about complementary and alternative medicine, published in 2007 by oxford university press. Snake oil science and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. But a stint directing research into alternative medicine has familiarized him with the thought. Millions of people worldwide swear by such therapies as acupuncture, herbal cures, and homeopathic remedies.
Snake oil science the truth about complementary and. The truth about complementary and alternative medicine r. Alternative medicine describes any practice that aims to achieve the healing effects of medicine, but which lacks biological plausibility and is untested, untestable or proven ineffective. Snake oil has been used traditionally in china for a very very long time. The ailing millions who spend their money on unorthodox medical treatments may differ in their. But perhaps a bigger factor is the rejection of complex medical science in favour of more natural.
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