[Alternative medicine: faith or science?].

@article{Pletscher1990AlternativeMF,
  title={[Alternative medicine: faith or science?].},
  author={Alfred Pletscher},
  journal={Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={1990},
  volume={120 16},
  pages={571-80}
}
For the success of both alternative and scientific (conventional) medicine, factors such as the psychological influence of the doctor, loving care, human affection, the patient's belief in the treatment, the suggestive power of attractive (even unproven) theories, dogmas and chance events (e.g. spontaneous remissions) etc. play a major role. Some practices… CONTINUE READING