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At works and what doesn’t Who can you trust and who is ripping you off In its scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures this book also strives to reassert the primacy of or Treatment The PDFEPUB #180 the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy illustrations This book takes an objective look at alternative medicine The outcome is electrifying to everyone who thinks and has used or considered using anything like homeopathy or acupuncture Singh and Ernst don t set out with any malice Ernst has worked for many years in alternative medicine but they show devastatingly how proper trials have shown these alternative treatments to rarely be better than a placebo and often to have negative or even life threatening conseuencesIt really is striking the vast majority of alternative medical treatments are proved to be on a par with snake oil Apart from anything else this ought to be reuired reading for doctors a surprising number encourage alternative treatment for celebrities who endorse this kind of medication and particularly the media which all too often is wide eyed and idiotic on the subject of alternative treatments In the UK Prince Charles who has bumbled on about the subject for many years ought to be forced to copy this book out by hand until he gets the pointAll in all a really important book which wasn t given the coverage it deserved when it came out and what s it s very readable too By combining Ernst s expertise on the subject and Singh s superb science writing we have a book that is as entertaining as it is informative and the emphasis on real testing will be a delight to anyone who enjoys the saying data is not the plural of anecdote More than recommended essential The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, you trust and who is ripping Hers to Protect you off In its scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures this book also strives to reassert the primacy of or Treatment The PDFEPUB #180 the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy illustrations This book takes an objective look at alternative medicine The outcome is electrifying to everyone who thinks and has used or considered using anything like homeopathy or acupuncture Singh and Ernst don t set out with any malice Ernst has worked for many Her Small-Town Hero years in alternative medicine but they show devastatingly how proper trials have shown these alternative treatments to rarely be better than a placebo and often to have negative or even life threatening conseuencesIt really is striking the vast majority of alternative medical treatments are proved to be on a par with snake oil Apart from anything else this ought to be reuired reading for doctors a surprising number encourage alternative treatment for celebrities who endorse this kind of medication and particularly the media which all too often is wide eyed and idiotic on the subject of alternative treatments In the UK Prince Charles who has bumbled on about the subject for many Red Tail (Travis Trilogy years ought to be forced to copy this book out by hand until he gets the pointAll in all a really important book which wasn t given the coverage it deserved when it came out and what s it s very readable too By combining Ernst s expertise on the subject and Singh s superb science writing we have a book that is as entertaining as it is informative and the emphasis on real testing will be a delight to anyone who enjoys the saying data is not the plural of anecdote More than recommended essential

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Groundbreaking analysis lays to rest doubts and contradictions with authority integrity and Trick or PDF clarity Over thirty of the most popular treatments including acupuncture homeopathy aromatherapy reflexology chiropractic and herbal medicines are examined for their benefits and potential dangers Wh This book investigates the claims alternative medical treatments make based on a scientifically acknowledged methodologyThe book starts with a description of the scientific methods studies have to be based on to have any value They also evaluate some well known studiesThe next chapters look thouroughly on acupuncture homeopathy chiropractic therapy and herbal medicineThe last chapter which I found particularly interesting discusses if the placebo effect of alternative treatments is something that should be used as an addition to school medicineIn the appendix you find an overview and short evaluation of many alternative treatmentsI don t think it is a spoiler when I tell you that most alternative treatments have turned out as ineffective with a placebo effect in best case a few have a slight positive impact and some are not only ineffective but also dangerous The authors evaluation is based on a clear and well described scientific methodology their conclusions are comprehensively describedThis is a book for readers who appreciate a rational and scientific approach to things Readers who prefer gut feeling and a strong belief over facts will not be happy with this book

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“For anyone who has ever wondered about Treatment The PDFEPUB #232 the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of alternative therapies” Susan Okie Washington Post Whether you are an ardent believer in alternative medicine a skeptic or are simply baffled by the range of services and opinions this This is the third book I ve read this year that examines the evidence for and against alternative medicine so much of the ground it covers was already familiar to me Despite that fact I enjoyed this book a great deal and think it is likely to be the most accessible to those who have personal experience with alternative medicineThe authors take an in depth look at the four most popular modalities in the alternative medicine world acupuncture homeopathy chiropractic and herbal medicine They briefly discuss the history and public perception of each before they analyze what science has to say about the true effectiveness of these techniuesThe authors are not shy about stating those cases in which science does indicate possible effectiveness of these modalities such as acupuncture for pain and nausea chiropractic for low back pain and certain herbs for various specified conditions They take things a step further however by comparing these treatments with their conventional counterparts in terms of both cost and risk While chiropractic may be effective for certain types of back pain it has not been shown to be effective than conventional therapies is usually much expensive and carries a rarely discussed but very real risk of stroke leading the authors to recommend against itThough the bulk of the book is spent on the four most popular CAM treatments the appendix contains brief summary of their findings for 36 other CAM modalities from Ayuveda to spiritual healing that I found particularly informative I hope that the authors willingness to give credit to those therapies that do warrant further study will make this book likely to be read by those who could best benefit from this information Unlike the authors of Suckers and Snake Oil Science Ernst knows this world from the inside He is world s first professor of complementary medicine and also a former homeopath As the authors discuss the placebo effect the empathetic nature of CAM practitioners and the preference we give to anecdotal over scientific evidence are likely to continue keeping the public confused about the true effectiveness of some of these methods Those who would like to make certain they are getting good value for their hard earned cash before trying one of these treatments however will find this book an invaluable resource

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  • Trick or Treatment The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine
  • Simon Singh
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  • 28 May 2018
  • 9780393337785

About the Author: Simon Singh

Simon Lehna Singh MBE is a British Treatment The PDF/EPUB è author who has specialised in writing about mathematical and scientific topics in an accessible manner He is the maiden winner of the Lilavati AwardHis written works include Fermat's Last Theorem in the United States titled Fermat's Enigma The Epic uest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem Trick or PDF \ The Code Book about cryptography and its history.



10 thoughts on “Trick or Treatment The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine

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    DIE HOMEOPATHY DIEThis book is perfect I've been thinking I had to write this book eventually but now I don't have to because it exists and it's exactly as I imagined it Now all I have to do is have a child and plant a tree It's a fact that otherwise smart people have a tendency to believe weird stuff It's always there right under the surface My own mom just came in to tell me I have to be careful tomorrow 111111 because the numbe

  2. says:

    This is the third book I've read this year that examines the evidence for and against alternative medicine so much of the ground it covers was already familiar to me Despite that fact I enjoyed this book a great deal and th

  3. says:

    Wow The authors treat their readers as if we are unintelligent I really thought this book was going to take a neutral and scientific

  4. says:

    Super biased in favor of conventional medicine which shouldn't be a shock since it's written by an MD Not well cited at all very anecdotal in the examples that prove how useless alternative medicine is other than the super diluted h

  5. says:

    This book investigates the claims alternative medical treatments make based on a scientifically acknowledged methodologyThe book starts with a description of the scientific methods studies have to be based on to have any value They also evaluate some well known studiesThe next chapters look thouroughly on acupu

  6. says:

    In my continued exploration of alternative medicine I turned to Drs Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh’s Trick or Tr

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    This is essential reading on the topic of alternative medicine and I'm a little embarrassed to admit that it's been sitting unread on my shelf for over a decade Trick or Treatment The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine is a practical balanced and evidence based guide to the legitimately confusing world of complementary and alternative medicine CAM The authors are well ualified on the topic Dr Edzard Ernst is a now retire

  8. says:

    This book takes an objective look at alternative medicine The outcome is electrifying to everyone who thinks and has used or considered using anything like homeopathy or acupuncture Singh and Ernst don’t set out with any malice – Ernst has worked for many years in alternative medicine – but they show dev

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    So Trick or Treatment The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine was written by Simon Singh who I used to re

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    I once watched a pigeon waddling around on the sidewalk launch into the air and bounce off a pedestrian’s chest It shattered the illusion that the natural world is some sort of flawless mystical place—that animals are so in tune with their

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