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Trick or Treatment?: Alternative Medicine on Trial Kindle Edition
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.
Clear and vivid, and the historical anecdotes provide a valuable perspective on the subject...Meets the need for a current, evidence-based survey of alternative therapies.-- "New England Journal of Medicine"
Entertaining as well as informative...The examination of evidence is comprehensive, forensic, and for champions of these therapies, damning.--Toby Murcott "Nature"
Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst sort fact from hype in Trick or Treatment...Why is it, the authors ask, that smart people believe the oddest things? In this question lies a welcome assumption: Readers are smart. And this diagnosis sets Trick or Treatment apart from the multitude of books about alternative medicine on the market today.--Holly Tucker "San Francisco Chronicle"
This is a stimulating and informative account that will be indispensable to anyone considering an alternative treatment.-- "Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- ASIN : B0031RS290
- Publisher : Transworld Digital (6 October 2009)
- Language : English
- File size : 2022 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 351 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 365,411 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Buy it! A wonderful reference work! But don’t buy it if your mind is closed. You won’t want genuine information that might inform you!
The pure nature of the book in the way each field is analysed for effectiveness has empowered me to be more thoughtful in other areas of life and to make methodical decisions over decisions with minimal thought.