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Is complementary and alternative medicine safe?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually: Since most aspects of complementary and alternative medicine have never been put to clinical trials, they are mostly ineffective. But the placebo effect is generally safe, so although you might be wasting your money, the only harm is the avoidance of getting an actual real diagnosis and proper treatment from a real doctor.
Answered on Dec 13, 2014

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