Welcome to the world of alternative medicine.
Prince Charles is a staunch defender and millions of people swear by it; most UK doctors consider it to be little more than superstition and a waste of money. But how do you know which treatments are effective and which are potentially harmful?Now you can find out.
Edzard Ernst is the world's first professor of complementary medicine and Simon Singh is the author of several international bestsellers. Together they have written the definitive book on alternative medicine. It is honest, impartial, hard-hitting and provides a thorough examination of more than thirty of the most popular treatments, including acupuncture, homeopathy, reflexology, chiropractic therapy and herbal medicine.Whether you are a follower, sceptic or just baffled by the subject, Trick or Treatment? delivers the ultimate verdict on alternative medicine with clarity, scientific rigour and absolute authority.
'A definitive - if controversial - guide to what works, and what doesn't.It makes indispensable, if sometimes alarming, reading' Daily Mail
'Its up to date scientific evidence provides a good reference point for anyone thinking of spending money on alternative treatments' Breast Cancer Care News
'This book is good; very good. It is well researched and written in a most readable style' HealthWatch