Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

A Scientific Look at Alternative Medicine

Excellent resources!:

On-line reading and handouts for
A Scientific Look at Alternative Medicine
Thomas J. Wheeler, Ph.D.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Overview: science and pseudoscience; health fraud and quackery [reading, handout]

Chiropractic; osteopathy, massage [reading, handout]

Cancer and AIDS treatments; chelation therapy; allergy; arthritis; misc.[reading, handout]

Herbs; mind-body medicine [reading, handout]

Dietary supplements; weight loss [reading, handout]

Traditional Chinese medicine; Ayurvedic medicine [reading, handout]

Homeopathy, naturopathy, and other holistic approaches [reading, handout]

Faith healing; prayer; political developments [reading, handout]