Debunking common CAM theories

Patients seek out alternative medicine for relief

In the search for relief from their conditions, some patients venture far down the path of alternative medicine.


Most modern conventional medical practitioners ascribe to the concept of evidence-based medicine — the "conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients".1

However, there are almost as many visits to alternative as to conventional medical practitioners in modern Australia, and an estimated $4 billion is spent on alternative health interventions annually in this