In the second of six programmes investigating the world of complementary and alternative medicine, Anna Ford looks at how scientists are trying to find out which therapies are effective and hears from practitioners and patients who don't believe clinical trials are the answer.
Anna Ford presents a six-part series exploring the impact of complementary and alternative medicine in Britain. [Rptd Wed 4.30pm]
3/6. In the third programme of the series, Anna Ford finds out what progress has been made to understand the mechanisms behind complementary and alternative medicines. Are they all working through the placebo effect or is it something more specific? And if they work, does it really matter how?