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Alternative Methods: Do Any of them Work?

Stephen Barrett, M.D.

Question

I would like to know if you believe any alternative medicine or methodologies are valid? If so please inform me as to which ones seem credible to you?

Answer

Your question is meaningless because it implies a nebulous definition of the word "alternative." There are three types of methods: those that work, those that do not, and those we are not sure about. Each method must be discussed separately. For further information, see "Be Wary of 'Alternative' Health Methods."
 

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