Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tag: alternative medicine

How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety

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From The New Yorker: "Oils’ 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?

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From 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

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From 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

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From 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

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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

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