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Reply to "Chinese and Herbal Medicine vs. prescription drugs."

As a scientist myself I still hold out some appreciation for Chinese/Homeopathic/Alternative medicine (or at least some parts of each), although my suspicion is that most of it is down to one thing...Placebo effect.

I believe that if you truly think something will do you good (and it is not chemically going to do you harm) then, on average, it's better than doing nothing at all and should be at least a consideration along with more scientifically proven treatments.

I do question the blind faith in any single treatment if it is exclusive to the possibility using complementary techniques, and that goes for both "Alternative" and "Western" medicine.

As with most things in life there is little "Black or White" and a lot of "Shades of Grey" - when it comes to health the mind is often overlooked for its effect on the body.
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