How Alternative Medicine is Endangering Academia | David Gorski
Alternative medicines like acupuncture, reiki, naturopathy, and homeopathy, once considered quackery, now pose a threat to academia as alternative medicine has been debunked as an ineffective form of treatment.
The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health fund dubious medical studies and unconventional dubious medical practices, like alternative medicine and complementary medicine that cost billions. These practices can end up costing lives. Alternative medicine and complementary medicine are debunked forms of pseudoscience with no backing in science.
Join David Gorski as he goes into how did this happen, how extensive is the problem, and what we can do to fight against it.
David Gorski, MD, is a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute specializing in breast cancer surgery.
This talk took place at CSICon in Las Vegas, on Friday, October 27th, 2017.
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