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Physician criticizes most alternative medicine and dietary supplements

From acupuncture and Chinese herbs to coffee enemas and multivitamins, alternative medicine is a bustling industry. There are tens of thousands of supplements and holistic therapies on the market, bringing in roughly $34 billion each year. Half of all Americans report using alternative medicine in some form. But, according to “Do You Believe in Magic?” by Paul A. Offit, only a handful of these therapies have proven benefits.
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