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Alternative Medicine and Why It Seems To Work

PlacebosVery rarely have alternative treatments or medication been able to show any therapeutic value. Yet countless people swear by it and are convinced they can’t do without.

The mysterious placebo effect has everything to do with this. But what is it and how does it work? Harriet Hall explains.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Cancer or Autism: Don’t Try This at Home

HBOT chamberOn April 15 we had a post on Jenny McCarthy claiming that HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxyen Therapy) is able to cure and prevent cancer. However, there is no evidence for this claim whatsoever. 

Other claims about alternative use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy include that it helps patients with autism, but again, there is no scientific evidence to support these claims

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Jenny McCarthy says: HBOT prevents cancer

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 HBOT – Hyberbaric Oxigen Therapy – is used to treat diseases for which decreased blood flow or a low oxygenation is major part of the problem and for which higher oxygen tension could help. 

HO is useful for a number of problems, but cancer is not one of them.

However, Jenny McCarthy, never one to be daunted by the facts, on April 14 told the audience on the Ellen de Generes Show that HBOT chambers “prevent cancer.” She also advised people to buy one from a certain company.

We think it is deplorable that she should say such a thing. She already caused enough damage with her campaign “against autism.”

So please God, make this woman shut up.