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The common assumptions of alternative medicine are unmitigated nonsense
Alternative medicine is an odd term (but it is probably as good or bad as any other term for it). It describes a wide range of treatments (and diagnostic techniques which I exclude from this discussion) that have hardly anything in common. Hardly anything! And that means there are a few common denominators. Here are 7 of them: The treatments have a long history and have thus stood the 'test of time'. The treatments enjoy a lot of support. The treatments are natural and therefore safe. The treatments are holistic. The treatments tackle the root causes of the problem. The treatments are being suppressed by the establishment. The treatments are inexpensive and therefore value for money. One only has to scratch the surface to discover that these common denominators of alternative medicine turn out to be unmitigated nonsense. Let me explain: The treatments have a long history and have thus stood the 'test of time'. It is true that most alternative therapies have a long history; but what