Tag: alternative medicine

How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety

From The New Yorker: "Oilsā€™ rising popularity is part of the contemporary appetite for wellness, an embrace of holistic healthy-living practices ranging from the...

How do we Know if a Drug Actually Works?

FromĀ Scientific American: The effectiveness of a particular medical treatment is often highly subjective and dependent on each individual's definition of the term "effective." Many...

FDA Proposes That Doctors Learn About Acupuncture

FromĀ STAT: The FDA is now recommending that physicians learn about a variety of approaches to pain management, including non-pharmacologic therapies such as chiropractic care...

Potential Dangers and Dubious History of Alternative Medicine

FromĀ MinnPost: Two recent articles have exposed some of the potentially dangerous effects of alternative treatments including homeopathy and acupuncture, as well as corruption in...

Off Psychiatric Drugs After Fourteen Years

I have hopes for the field of psychiatry. I hope the field will redeem itself, and redeem its practitioners, because they do have clinical skill and the opportunity to learn more and grow. Many of them, I believe, were just taught bad science, influenced and infiltrated by Big Pharma.

Call for Papers on Holistic Mental Health Care

Division 18 of the American Psychological Association (APA), Public Service Psychology, has put out an open call for articles for a special issue of...