Healing Or Stealing?: Medical Charlatans in the New Age

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Algora Publishing, 2007 - Medical - 244 pages
Abgrall is one of the world''s top experts on cults and the pseudo health movements that prey upon people in need. A practicing psychiatrist and criminologist, he says so-called alternative medicine sometimes crosses the line and becomes pure crookery. A
 

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I will only tell the author that he should have done his homework more throughly before writing his book. And I will only speak of what I know, which is the Tomatis method. His assertions are false and largely misleading.

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I have to confess that i haven't read this book all the way through, and went straight to the section on Osteopathy. Much of what I read led me to believe that this book was not properly researched. To comment on the current state of Osteopathy (in the UK), without any reference to the GOsC (General Osteopathic Council, the body that regulates Osteopathy in the UK), makes me wander what the author was trying to achieve. I was even more surprised to see that the book was published this century.
I'm currently studying to be an Osteopath, and with so much other reading to do, I can't justify go any further with this book (not a very holistic approach, granted).
http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/
 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
1 FROM ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE TO PATAMEDICINE
7
2 AND THEN CAME HAHNEMANN
25
3 NEEDLES AND PAINS
51
4 MUSCLES AND BONES
63
5 GO FOR WHATS NATURAL
77
6 STEINERS HEIRS
87
7 EVERYTHING IS IN EVERYTHING AND VICE VERSA
97
9 WAVES AND MAGNETS
113
10 CANCER AIDS AND ETERNAL YOUTH
127
11 FROM MOTHER OCEAN TO THE ALLEMBRACING MOTHER
139
12 PSYCHIATRY AND DELUSIONS
151
13 MEDICINE AND CULTS
159
14 THE FOUNDATIONS OF PATAMEDICINE
195
15 THE AUTHORITIES VS THE CHARLATANS
217
Notes
225

8 TASTES AND COLORS
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