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Friday, August 04, 2006
Alternative medicine treatments deconstructed
Orac has been analyzing alternative medicine treatments in his "Friday dose of Woo" series for the past few weeks, and has built up a great series of posts on a few of the more commonly advertised alternative therapies:
Each post details the treatment in question (colon cleansing, liver flushes, and chelation therapy, respectively) and then discusses why the treatment is pointless. The liver flush post is a particularly good one, as it explains how the treatment fools people into thinking it works by creating fake gallstones.