Alternative Medicine

Episodes

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GENOME:
[R4 BD=19800926]

1: Who Needs an Alternative?

Despite the innovation in drugs and surgery seen this century, unorthodox therapies are becoming more popular. Their practitioners claim that they offer an effective alternative to orthodox medicine. But have these claims ever been scientifically examined?

Robert Eagle investigates, in the first of six programmes.

Producer JANE WOOD

Book: A Guide to Alternative Medicine, based on this series, is available from bookshops, or[address removed]

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19801003]

2: Mysterious Energies

In the second of six programmes Robert Eagle investigates one of the most remarkable alternative therapies which is also one of the simplest - healing by the laying on of hands. The phenomenon is inexplicable in standard scientific terms and yet patients, healers and even more doctors

' are convinced that it happens.

Producer JANE WOOD

Boole: A Guide to Alternative Medicine based on this series, E2.70, from bookshops or BBC Publications (for postage rates see page 3)

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19801003]

Producer: Jane Wood

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19801010]

3: All in the Mind

Suggestion can be a powerful force in medicine. Robert Eagle investigates how it is being harnessed to help patients heal themselves. Producer JANE WOOD

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19801010]

Producer: Jane Wood

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19801017]

4: Meridians and Micro-doses

In the fourth of six programmes, Robert Eagle investigates two of the most popular alternative medical therapies - acupuncture and homoeopathy. Western scientists have no satisfactory explanation for the way either of these therapies works; but there are many satisfied patients. Producer JANE WOOD

(Book: A Guide to Alternative Medicine, 12.70 from bookshops)

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19801024]

Six programmes

5: Herbalists and Hakims At a time of increasing concern about the side-effects of many modern synthetic drugs, the claim that herbal medicine is safe and natural is attracting many patients. Robert Eagle tries to find out how justified these claims are. He also investigates the practices of Hakims, practitioners of traditional Asian medicine, some of whose activities have brought them into conflict with the law. Producer JANE WOOD

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19801024]

Producer: Jane Wood

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19801031]

Last of six programmes The Manipulators

Back pain costs Britain about a million pounds a day in time off work and sickness benefits, yet only a few doctors working in the National Health Service offer manipulative treatment.

Robert Eagle finds out how effective manipulation is in treating bad backs, and asks the Minister of Health if it isn't time that osteopaths and some other alternative practitioners were brought into the NHS.

Producer JANE WOOD

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19801031]

Producer: Jane Wood

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19810103]

A series of six programmes. 1: Who Needs an Alternative?

Despite the innovation in drugs and surgery we have seen this century. unorthodox therapies are becoming more popular. Their practitioners claim that they offer an effective alternative. But have these claims ever been scientifically examined?

Robert Eagle investigates. Producer JANE WOOD

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19810103]

Producer: Jane Wood

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19810110]

Mysterious Energies

In the second of six programmes, Robert Eagle investigates one of the most remarkable alternative therapies and one of the simplest - healing by laying on of hands.

Producer JANE WOOD Look Listen Learn: pages 77-80

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19810117]

Six programmes

3: All in the Mind

Suggestion can be a powerful force in medicine. Robert Eagle investigates how it is being harnessed by some alternative practitioners to help patients heal themselves.

Producer JANE WOOD

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19810117]

Producer: Jane Wood

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19810124]

Six programmes 4: Meridians and Microdoses

Robert Eagle investigates two popular alternative therapies - acupuncture and homoeopathy.

Producer JANE wood

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19810131]

Six programmes

5: Herbalists and Hakims At a time of increasing concern about the side-effects of many modern synthetic drugs, the claim that herbal medicine is safe and natural is attracting many patients. Robert Eagle examines these claims and he also investigates the Hakims, practitioners of traditional Asian medicine.

Producer JANE WOOD (Rp()

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19810207]