Katherine - posted on 01/01/2011 ( 220 moms have responded )
In Western culture, the controversial term alternative medicine is any healing practice "that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine", or "that which has not been shown consistently to be effective." It is often opposed to evidence based medicine and encompasses therapies with a historical or cultural, rather than a scientific, basis. However, the term alternative medicine has been criticized by those skeptical of such practices as deceptive. Richard Dawkins has stated that "there is no alternative medicine. There is only medicine that works and medicine that doesn't work."[4
Anyone use alternative medicine? What are your thoughts? Do you agree that it doesn't exist?
I have dabbled in it. I wouldn't say I use it though.
I also wouldn't call it ridiculous.
How do you feel about it?