Why Write About Alternative Medicine? Part Two: Entertainment

January 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm (Alternative Medicine, Homeopathy, Kadir Buxton Method, Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , )

Part one of this series of posts was a po-faced commentary on the uncritical promotion of alternative medicine in the mainstream media. I pointed out the poor reporting of non-mainstream therapies, the inaccuracy and the incompleteness of press articles. I argued that this was a worthy reason for blogging about alternative medicine.

Another reason is that of entertainment. Proponents of alternative medicine might be wrong, but some of their ideas are fascinating. And, occasionally, hilarious. Read the rest of this entry »

Permalink 18 Comments

Kadir Buxton

August 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm (Alternative Medicine, Kadir Buxton Method) (, )

Kadir Buxton MethodThe Kadir-Buxton method is so odd that some suspect it to be a parody. I suspect that there’s nothing so strange that someone with an interest in alternative health will not honestly believe in it. Some alternative treatments are superficially plausible (but unproven or disproven, nonetheless), but some are just plain bonkers: Homeopathic Paper Remedies (pretty much everything about homeopathy is bonkers, but for me paper remedies take the biscuit); Magic Crystal Skulls; Reiki; Reflexology. Read the rest of this entry »

Permalink 7 Comments