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Shark cartilage in the water

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39051.728738.3A (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1221

One size does not fit all

  1. Simon I R Noble, senior lecturer in palliative medicine
  1. 1Cardiff University and Royal Gwent Hospital NP20 2UB [email protected]

    I agree with many of Waxman's points, but one size does not fit all.1 The efficacy and potential physical harm of someone self administering coffee enemas is different from that of someone receiving aromatherapy for improvement of general wellbeing. A distinction needs to be made between “complementary” and “alternative'' therapies. The psychological and spiritual domains are as important to many …

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