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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Chinese Medical Centre, Longsight, Manchester

We are in favour of evidence based medicine. But medicine is not only a science. There is much less good evidence to support common medical practice than most people imagine.  Complementary medicine can be  helpful to people for whom conventional medicine has nothing to offer. It throws up a lot of questions about rationing and about topping up of NHS treatments.  The NHS does pay for some complementary and alternative medicine, but mostly for people who are terminally ill, or have severe and enduring mental illness.

HEALING – MONOPOLY OR OPEN SHOP? (1957)

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