The internet can be an invaluable tool when searching for information on practically any subject, but at the same time it can be perplexing because you will often find contradicting information on the subject that you’re searching. This is particularly true when it comes to holistic therapies for healthcare. How can you differentiate between a valid claim and a sham claim?
One site will claim that Therapy A is the most expedient way to solve your health problem A using their own natural/holistic therapy, where another website will say that Therapy B is the best. What is so confusing is that therapy B is the exact opposite of Therapy A. How is this possible?
The answer is that there is no safeguard against websites making sham claims – claims that are based on neither good research nor patient outcome studies. This is where you must use your head. Ask yourself – does the website making a claim back it up with published studies in peer review medical journals or subjective patient outcome studies (correlating a direct relationship between the therapy and the patient’s improvement)? If so, these are valid claims.
But when a website makes a claim based on no published studies, the discriminate reader should find these claims suspect, because many of them are sham in nature.
If you’re going to spend your hard earned money on a holistic therapy (often not covered by traditional healthcare insurance) you must use due diligence to avoid those sites which are simply trying to harvest your money without providing any real healthcare benefits.
In Choosing A Holistic Therapy – How To Differentiate A Valid Claim From a Sham
All websites now look quite professional and creditable. This is because there are now many inexpensive software packages that will allow one to quickly put together an attractive and compelling site, with little or no computer expertise required. For this reason, you can’t rely on the visual appearance on the site to determine if the claims being made are legitimate or sham.
Look for the ‘Publications’ page on the website you’re reviewing and note whether the claims being made are linked to specific publications. For example, click here for the Publications pages on my Curing Chronic Pain and Freedom From Chronic Pain websites.
If the site doesn’t have a Publications page, or if the Publications page is simply a listing of publications not authored by the healthcare provider making the claims, you should be cautious on accepting as truth, these claims being made.
When choosing a means of treating your chronic pain – be it a holistic therapy or a more traditional approach – just remember: Anyone and everyone can make claims that their therapy gives miraculous results. Take a look at their research – if there is any – behind their statements. It is the research that will help you distinguish whether they are making a valid claim or if it’s a sham.
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Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
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