Alternative “medicine” is an alternative to science, therefore a risky, poorly documented, potentially hazardous system operating outside the boundaries of harsh demands placed upon academic medicine, and science in general.
Here is a list to help you recognize fake healing systems, fraudulent healers, and plain old snake oil medical “science”.
Alternative medicine is permitted to exist by a single, yet fundamentally wrong assumption: that medicine is not science.
There is no alternative science, there is only science. That goes for math, physics, chemistry, astronomy, etc.. Strangely, people don’t accept that for medicine, as collective mentality is still stuck into the times much of it was mystical guess work, or came across that way.