Alternative medicine and holistic therapy at Lanserhof Tegernsee. These groups have some overlap, and distinguish two types of energy medicine: veritable which involves scientifically observable energy (including magnet therapy , colorpuncture and light therapy ) and putative, which invokes physically undetectable or unverifiable energy.
The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine points to confusions in the general population – a person may attribute symptomatic relief to an otherwise-ineffective therapy just because they are taking something (the placebo effect); the natural recovery from or the cyclical nature of an illness (the regression fallacy ) gets misattributed to an alternative medicine being taken; a person not diagnosed with science-based medicine may never originally have had a true illness diagnosed as an alternative disease category.
Critics say the expression is deceptive because it implies there is an effective alternative to science-based medicine, and that complementary is deceptive because it implies that the treatment increases the effectiveness of (complements) science-based medicine, while alternative medicines that have been tested nearly always have no measurable positive effect compared to a placebo 13 62 63 64.
Substance based practices use substances found in nature such as herbs, foods, non-vitamin supplements and megavitamins, animal and fungal products, and minerals, including use of these products in traditional medical practices that may also incorporate other methods.
Alternative Health Care Journals , Alternative Medicine Journals , Immunochemistry & Immunopathology: Open Access, Immunological Techniques in Infectious Diseases, Immunobiology, Autoimmune Diseases, Autoimmunity, Autoimmunity Highlights, Autoimmunity Reviews, Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology.