Complementary meds: one view is dangerous

IN HIS opinion piece, 'Time to confront those alternatives' (MO, 22 May), Dr Vyom Sharma raises concerns about complementary and alternative medicines. His information is scientifically incorrect and dangerously outdated.

Dr Sharma focuses on complementary medicine (CM) without acknowledging the absence of strong scientific evidence for many practices in allied health and medical care, including more than 150 current MBS-listed services.1

This lack of sound evidence for many conventional