Archive for May, 2011

Integrated Medicine And The NHS

May 4, 2011

Get one of the alt-med types on the subject of what they call ‘western’ medicine and they soon start banging on about how it is reductionist as opposed to their ‘holistic’ approach. It may be ‘holistic’ (though it usually isn’t) but each alt-med discipline has its own one-size-fits-all approach: go to a homeopath get a sugar pill, go to a chiropractor get your neck cracked as part of a bogus treatment with not a jot of evidence to support it etc. Western medicine as supplied by the NHS in fact offers an integrated multi-disciplinary approach. (more…)