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Navigating the Quackery-Infested World of Massage Therapy

JA writes: "I've been thinking about becoming a licensed massage therapist.  The only problem is that I know that part of the curriculum in many massage schools consists of learning about the new-age techniques and putting them into practice. . . .

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New Age "Mission Creep" - Why Untested Treatments are Infiltrating American Health Care

Susan left this comment on our blog: "I’ve been reading these posts for a while and I’m wondering how vulnerable, sick people who realize they need help are going to get the help they need when health care and self-help have become a minefield of New Age practices/products. . .

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Grounding aka Earthing is Based on Bad Science

Despite its complete lack of scientific evidence, grounding (aka “earthing”) is once again becoming popular. We first wrote about it in 2013 and can confidently report that in the last 10 years, almost nothing has changed except for the addition of new “earthing” products developed by folks who insist upon believing in this pseudoscience.

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Why is Homeopathy New Age?

JM writes: "I just read the blog question and answer on homeopathy.  This is a very serious matter to me as my family and I have been using homeopathic remedies very successfully over the past three years.  I was introduced to them by a very conservative Roman Catholic group of ladies.  In doing my own research, I was not troubled about the "vital force" that Dr. Hahneman refers to because anyone who does not know the Christian faith would of course grasp for some kind of word to describe the human soul and the life of that soul as given and designed by God, and the soul's inter-connectedness to our physical bodies. . . ."

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