For thousands of years, what we now think of as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) was the only medicine; now, traditional cures are being treated with a fresh respect. For BBC TWO, Kathy Sykes investigates why science is starting to respond to these centuries-old remedies.
It's the deepest investigation into the efficacy of alternative medicine ever attempted on TV. Find out more about the series.
Cure or cue?
How can we be certain CAM is helping, rather than just making people feel better? Science has trouble testing therapies.
It can trace a history back to the first stone needles - but what's the
principle underpinning acupuncture?
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Nearly all human cultures have used some form of it - but what accounts
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