Botanical medicines can be beneficial when used appropriately. When used in an integrated setting its associated with higher levels of longevity. Still, much of the information about alternative medicine on social media is misleading. Here are ten ways to tell the difference between legitimate natural medicine and snake oil salesmen.
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1:10 Nature fallacy
3:06 Appeal to tradition
4:00 Ignoring tradition altogether
7:05 Ignoring dosage
9:23 Appeal to authority
10:53 It’s good for everyone
11:33 Pure & organic as quality criteria
13:00 Ethnocentrism vs. science
13:49 Boosting energy
15:37 Credible sources: google scholar, pubmed, CNKI (Chinese), Wanfang (Chinese)
16:21 Questionable Education