What Will Happen To Alternative Medicine?

Though some therapies will become mainstream, most will go the way of snake oil and orgone booths

Ginseng, ginkgo biloba and homeopathic potions have become as American as apple pie, but will anyone still be taking them in 2025? Advocates of alternative medicine, buoyed--and enriched--by the $30 billion Americans spend annually on unconventional therapies, confidently predict that herbal remedies and homeopathic potions will not only flourish in the coming decades but will also take their rightful place alongside vaccines, antibiotics, gene therapy and the other tools of modern medicine.

Baloney. "Alternative medicine" is merely a politically correct term for what used to be called quackery. Any alternative therapy that can be proved valid will swiftly be incorporated into...

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