- Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393337782
- ISBN-13: 978-0393337785
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 20.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 249 g
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #339,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine Paperback – 2009
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"Fearless, intelligent and remorselessly rational" * The Sunday Times * "The authors' combined strengths shine through. The examination of the evidence is comprehensive [and] forensic..." * Nature * "A definitive - if controversial - guide to what works, and what doesn't. It makes indispensable, if sometimes alarming, reading" * Daily Mail * --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Professor Edzard Ernst, formerly a clinical doctor, has studied homeopathy and practiced this and many other alternative treatments.
Simon Singh has a Ph.D. in particle physics. He is the author of bestsellers Fermat’s Last Theorem and The Code Book. Big Bang, his history of cosmology, became a New York Times bestseller. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As a family physician, I found it very helpful as a means to review these therapies that patients use and bring up often; it helped to provide me with some substantial discussion points with my patients and helped me feel more confident in my handling of questions around these subjects.
This book is actually very hard to put down. It is written in a style that is clear, authoritative, and quite captivating. It is also devoid of any jargon, thus making it accessible to a broad readership. Not only is this a book that can be enjoyed by anyone, but it should be consulted especially by those considering the services of a practitioner of any alternative medicine.
This book is a very thorough dismemberment of the main concepts that form the theoretical and practical logic of homeopathy, acupuncture and chiropractic treatment. Singh is very careful to write in a way that is accessible and clear to a variety of readers. Health is an area that can be immensely confusing because of the wide berth of information available for consumption, especially online.
I highly recommend this book to people who use or have considered using any form of alternative medicine or treatment. This book will hopefully give you the foundational knowledge necessary to make good health decisions for yourself and your family while being able to identify pseudoscientific claims and practices whose efficacy is centered around the placebo effect.
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