Herbal remedies may make you ill. Here is how to avoid the dangers

Thinking of consulting a traditional herbal practitioner? In the UK, herbalists come in numerous guises depending what tradition they belong to:…

‘Integrated medicine’ is quackery hitting the mainstream

Anyone with an interest in alternative medicine will have come across the term ‘integrated medicine’ (or ‘integrative medicine’ in the…

Say no to the needle: why acupuncture just isn’t worth trying

It’s Acupuncture Awareness Week! According to the British Acupuncture Council, this event ‘aims to help better inform people about the…

The evidence shows that chiropractors do more harm than good

In several hundred cases patients have been seriously and often permanently damaged

Placebo pills: safe only insofar as they contain no active substance

A little goes a long way, that’s if it works at all

Homeopathy divides people into those who are credulous enough to believe in it and everyone else, says Professor Edzard Ernst

A cure for what ails you?

I’d better declare a conflict of interest straight away: I am rather taken by anything to do with garlic, have…