Let's face it: If alternative medicine worked, it wouldn't be called "alternative." It's no shock to find out that remedies involving magic and ghosts don't really make your pain go away. It would be more of a surprise to learn that they do.
Well, surprise! They do! Sort of!
You may not know the theory behind it, but you probably know what acupuncture looks like: Someone lies face down on a bed while a Chinese lady sticks a few dozen needles in his back, and this makes his chronic pain go away. The idea is that the needles are directing the flow of "chi" or life energy around your body, and this causes something or other, and then bingo, you're healed.
How It Sort of Works Read more
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
6 New Age Cures That Aren't as Full Of Crap as You Think
Cracked.com admits that some alternative cures sometimes work, but they're a bit naive about conventional medicine: it doesn't always work either.