Alternative Medicine S2 Ep4
In this week’s episode, Lebaron and Dave take on the big business that is Alternative Medicine. This is an umbrella term used to describe field and schools of thought that are outside the purview of Western Medicine. Some examples of alternative medicines include, but are not limited to, Yoga, Meditation, Chinese Medicine, Herbs and Supplements, Chiropractic Medicine, Reiki, and many others. In our discussion, we define what a Placebo is, what placebo effect is, and why a double blind study is used to test the efficacy of treatments. We give detailed explanations of what Complementary medicine and Alternative Medicine are in the context of how these alternative medicines should be practiced. We give very scientific analyses of many types of alternative medicines. Please, submit all questions in the comments and we will address them in next week’s episode!