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Acupuncture’s less-than-pinpoint accuracy article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Acupuncture’s less-than-pinpoint accuracy

Is 'the science of alternative medicine' an oxymoron?

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Breaking Science: Brown clouds, injured neurons, acupuncture... audio icon

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Breaking Science: Brown clouds, injured neurons, acupuncture...

Brown clouds, injured neurons, acupuncture for headaches and does watching TV really make you short-sighted?

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Getting the best from CAM article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Getting the best from CAM

Follow freelance journalist Jane Feinmann's suggestions for getting the most from alternative therapies.

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Is reflexology valid? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Is reflexology valid?

Although scientific investigation has offered little support for the claims of reflexologists, there is still a demand for their services. Hilary McQueen considers a therapy which offers many theories, but little solid proof.

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Alternative Therapies: Why did Kathy get involved? audio icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Alternative Therapies: Why did Kathy get involved?

Not every scientist would be keen to appear in a programme about Alternative Therapies. So why did Kathy get involved?

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Consider meditation

While meditation might be some way from being a proven therapy, advances in brain imaging techniques shows it might have an effect that isn't all in the mind, says Tom Heller.

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Alternative Therapies: What can mainstream medicine learn? audio icon

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Alternative Therapies: What can mainstream medicine learn?

If people gain benefits from some of the methods used by alternative therapists, does this mean there are lessons for all medical practitioners?

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A reflexologist writes... article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

A reflexologist writes...

In the Alternative Therapies series, Kathy Sykes investigates the literature and science behind reflexologist's claims that pressure points on the feet mirror (hence "reflexology") parts of the wider body and finds little good evidence in support. But while science does not have evidence for the mechanisms put forward by reflexologists, it still attracts patients and practitioners, many of whom are convinced it offers a genuine benefit. So why are they convinced when - as Hilary MacQueen explains - scientists aren't? In this personal discussion of reflexology, practitioner Elizabeth Rabone offers an insight into her work, how she believes it works, and why she feels it has a role in the modern world.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

The sceptical scientist

OU chemist Peter Taylor takes a scientific approach to alternative therapies

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

A view from a GP

While watching Alternative Therapies, Tom Heller considers what science can learn from Kathy Sykes' journey.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Evaluating alternative therapies

Toby Murcott explains the difficulties in evaluating alternative therapies - problems conventional medicine are familair with.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

A role for hypnotherapy

Peter Naish weighs the role of hypnosis in a medical context, and suggests its best viewed as tool rather than cure. Here's his personal take on the therapy:

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