An A-Z of Alternative Medicine

January 22, 2012 at 6:14 pm (Alternative Medicine) (, , , , , , , )

An incomplete list of alternative therapies, and comment on some of the benefits and risks. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Beginner’s Guide To Reflexology

December 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm (Beginner's Guides, Reflexology) ()

The latest in an occasional series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Excess Woo – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle?

July 1, 2009 at 3:47 pm (Alternative Medicine, Miscellaneous, Trivial, Woo) (, , , , , , , , , )

Far too much energy is being expended on producing and consuming the bullshit of the counterknowledge industry: nutritionism, homeopathy, and the various forms of energy medicine that rely on vitalism being prime examples of this industry. Worthless remedies are produced, and worthless books and pamphlets are published.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Critical Self-Appraisal In Alternative Medicine

September 17, 2008 at 12:14 pm (Alternative Medicine, Bad Science, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Nutritionism) (, , , , , , , , )

Leaving this post completely blank would probably have been my funniest punchline yet.

I reckon all these branches of Alternative Medicine would probably benefit from a bit of critical self-appraisal: Homeopathy, Nutritionism, Reflexology, Reiki, Herbalism, Acupuncture, Chiropractic… but I have decided to focus quite narrowly on Read the rest of this entry »

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