Given that the very reason for it being called "alternative" medicine rather than just medicine is because it doesn't work, it seems like a waste of time having this rubbish polluting our site.



There's certainly a space for . Alternative medicine is

  • medicine that has been shown not to work

but also

  • medicine that has not been shown to work

There's plenty of substances which are claimed to work, or that are openly called "alternative" by their proponent (alternative to Big Pharma™).

As such, we should have a tag group these questions, which are not about medical science (medicine that has been shown to work).

See also: Do we need an alt-medicine and a medicine tag?

Hat tip to Tim Minchin for the alliteration.


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