What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you



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Medicolegal advisers have issued a strong warning about the safety of Chinese medicines, advising GPs to inform patients of the potential dangers of these therapies. They said: "Given that traditional Chinese medicine neither derives from any coherent or established body of evidence nor is it subjected to rigorous assessment to establish its value, doctors should consider carefully what to tell patients about the potential dangers of using alternative Chinese medicine." Pulse (7th August 2008)