Alternative health: A $15 billion a year industry (not including books and media). That makes it worthy of it's own thread, I figure.
Quackery? Placebo? or Misunderstood?
Some of them, I'm sure is quackery looking for a fast buck. Most of them the success rate is equal to placebo. and then there are some that look questionable, but may be misunderstood.
Can we try to clear up a few in this thread? or the very least correctly define what they are?
here is a partial list of controversial healing and wellness practices:
New Age Therapies
shark cartilage as a cancer cure
Joel D. Wallach, "The Mineral Doctor"
keep in mind, there are also various techniques within the methods that may need separate but equal evaluation, such as this interesting treatment... (which may be an alternative cure for Matt's dysbiscuitrophy)
Acupressure Fire Cupping:http://tcm.health-info.org/Acupunture/acupuncture-cupping-pictures.htm