Medical Quackery; let's talk. - page 4

As a well-seasoned nurse ;) I've come across so many medical quackery kind of stories but this one sort of pushed me over the top of the frustration meter. We were talking about it yesterday at work... Read More

  1. by   MelEpiRN
    I had an app for my recent pregnancy that had a community forum. There were so, so many women on this app that were convinced essential oils, apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil cured darn near everything. I stopped trying to convince them after a while that they really needed to go visit their healthcare provider for their horrendous UTIs.
  2. by   llg
    It's one thing to try something experimental -- or totally unproven -- after a person has tried conventional therapy and found it to be unsuccessful. But it is another thing entirely to try the unproven therapy first, without giving the mainstream treatments that have worked for others a chance. Those are two totally different things.
  3. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from llg
    It's one thing to try something experimental -- or totally unproven -- after a person has tried conventional therapy and found it to be unsuccessful. But it is another thing entirely to try the unproven therapy first, without giving the mainstream treatments that have worked for others a chance. Those are two totally different things.
    And that have been subject to scientific scrutiny in order to test safety and effectiveness (i.e. controlled trials).
    Last edit by Horseshoe on Nov 15, '16

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