You may have heard the saying “if alternative medicine worked, it would be called medicine.” Yet, somehow alternative medicine has taken a foothold in the medical community, with some health professionals offering services like acupuncture or chiropractic to help their patients alleviate muscle pain. The popularity of these methods has surged in recent years, with many patients using these services and reporting that they have indeed benefited from them.
However, these claims are often self-reported and not based on any objective evidence. Many patients benefit from the placebo effect, and not necessarily due to any active components from acupuncture or chiropractic. Sometimes, people decide to go the path of alternative medicine because it is the cheaper option and the issue is simply a matter of finances. However, if the method is not proven to reliably work, then any money amount of money spent on it is wasteful.
In this section, we aim to delve deep into the topic of alternative medicine to bring you the actual facts and dispel any myths.