Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes a wide range of therapies, remedies and health systems that are typically not promoted within conventional medicine. The boundary between the two approaches is gray and hazy, with some disagreement over where it lies and on what basis. Articles on this website explore some of these debates. Click on the following to access relevant topics.

HERBAL REMEDIES: Do they work? My weekly column from the Irish Times with over 100 herbs and supplements evaluated for their effectiveness and safety.

General Articles about Complementary & Alternative Medicine: questions of ethics, evidence and spirituality.

My book with Walt Larimore that examines CAM in general and many specific remedies and therapies. Includes an introduction to the importance of evaluating remedies based on both evidence and spiritual claims. Click on the images to learn more.

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