Alternative Medicine

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The Skeptic's Dictionary
Website
A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions.
Skeptical Inquirer: The Magazine for Science and Reason - Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to t...
Snake Oil Science: The Truth about Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Bausell, R. Barker
Book
2009
Illustrates how the placebo effect conspires to make medical therapies appear to be effective - not just to consumers, but to therapists and poorly trained scientists as well. Explores this phenomeno...
Trick or Treatment?: Alternative Medicine on Trial (North American title: Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine)
Singh, Simon; Ernst, Edzard
Book
2008
Evaluates the scientific evidence for acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine, and chiropractic, and briefly covers 36 other treatments. It finds that the scientific evidence for these alternative tr...

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Consumer Health Organization of Canada
Our mission is to improve the quality and longevity of life using the "wholistic approach" encompassing physical, mental, spiritual, social and economic well-being. We publish a newsletter, distribute...
Health Action Network Society (HANS)
A membership-based consumer health organization; information resource centre on alternative health since 1982. Information collected and disseminated is in the realm of self-care, alternative medicine...
HealthWatcher.net Consumer Health Watchdog
Web site which seek to expose quackery and bogus practices in health care, including cancer quackery and diet scams.
Quackwatch
Purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere. Includes links to other i...

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Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Offers a four-year, full-time professional program in naturopathic medicine. CCNM educates, develops and trains naturopathic doctors (NDs) through excellence in health education, clinical services and research that integrate mind,...

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Acupuncture, Magic, and Make-Believe
Ulett, George A.
2003
Traditional Chinese acupuncture is an archaic procedure of inserting needles through the skin over imaginary channels in accord with rules developed from pre-scientific superstition and numerological ...
Alternative medicine
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Alternative medicine is any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine but is not based on evidence gathered using the scientific method. It consists of a wide range of hea...
Magical Thinking in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Phillips, Stevens Jr.
2001
Homeopathy and other popular therapies demonstrate ancient and universal principles of magical thinking, which some recent research suggests are fundamental to human cognition, even rooted in neurobio...
Medical Crisis
Secrets Your Doctor Won't Share With You
Martin. Dr. Anthony W.
Medicine Wars Will Alternative and Mainstream Medicine Ever Be Friends
Seidman, Barry F.
2001
In the wake of dozens of new and complementary medicines flooding both the marketplace and some hospitals, which path will medicine take?
Why Bogus Therapies Seem to Work
At least ten kinds of errors and biases can convince intelligent, honest people
Beyerstein, Barry
1997
At least ten kinds of errors and biases can convince intelligent, honest people that cures have been achieved when they have not.

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Quackwatch
Website
Purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere. Includes links to other i...

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