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Any value to complementary and alternative medicine?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice
9 doctors agree

In brief: Most certainly

More than 40% of adults say they use complementary and alternative medicine.
More and more doctors are embracing these therapies too. The mayo clinic and the national center for complementary and alternative medicine are funding scientific research at this moment, and much work has already been done which verifies the efficacy of a natural medicine approach in specific conditions.

In brief: Most certainly

More than 40% of adults say they use complementary and alternative medicine.
More and more doctors are embracing these therapies too. The mayo clinic and the national center for complementary and alternative medicine are funding scientific research at this moment, and much work has already been done which verifies the efficacy of a natural medicine approach in specific conditions.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Little

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.

In brief: Little

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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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