Alternative Medicine

  title={Alternative Medicine},
  author={Prof. Edzard Ernst},
  journal={Harvard health letter},
  volume={25 11},
As used in medicine (and in this book), abstract is a summary of a scientific article or paper. Acupuncture Point An acupuncture point or acupoint is a specific site on our body surface where acupuncturists place their needles. These points are located along the assumed energy pathways called meridians. Adjustment Adjustment is the term chiropractors often use for spinal manipulations. Adjuvant Therapy An adjuvant or complementary therapy is a treatment administered in addition to other… 
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Edzard Ernst blames rise in measles on increased popularity of complementary and alternative therapies
The rising popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an undeniable contributing factor in the UK’s loss of its measles-free status,1 says Edzard Ernst, professor and researcher of
What Prince Charles tells us about complementary medicine—an essay by Edzard Ernst
Prince Charles’s advocacy offers an insight into the logic that dominates complementary and alternative medicine, and a tale of misplaced influence that is an opportunity lost, writes Edzard Ernst
Fallacies of esoteric medicine
  • E. Ernst
  • Medicine
    Wiener klinische Wochenschrift
  • 2020
Intuitively, we all seem to know what EM is, but generally accepted definitions do not exist. One reason for this is the fact that EM is an umbrella term for a vast array of treatments (and
Medical conspiracy theories: cognitive science and implications for ethics
Although recent trends in politics and media make it appear that conspiracy theories are on the rise, in fact they have always been present, probably because they are sustained by natural


Acupressure: an overview of systematic reviews.
The evidence for Shiatsu: a systematic review of Shiatsu and acupressure
Evidence is improving in quantity, quality and reporting, but more research is needed, particularly for Shiatsu, where evidence is poor, while acupressure may be beneficial for pain, nausea and vomiting and sleep.
[Regulative therapy: treatment with nonspecific stimulants in dermatology in traditional and modern perspectives].
This presentation reports on exemplary applications of stimulation therapies in dermatology, and traditional and modern concepts of action are compared.
To bee or not to bee: The potential efficacy and safety of bee venom acupuncture in humans
Efficacy of homeopathic arnica: a systematic review of placebo-controlled clinical trials.
The claim that homeopathic arnica is efficacious beyond a placebo effect is not supported by rigorous clinical trials, and most of these studies were burdened with severe methodological flaws.
Effect of Therapeutic Touch in Patients with Cancer: a Literature Review
An affirmation can be made regarding the use of TT, as a non-invasive intervention for improving the health status in patients with cancer, as the key words therapeutic touch, touch therapy, neoplasm, cancer, and CAM were found.