Edzard Ernst, scourge of CAM therapists: He recommends St John’s Wort for depression, and other things you didn’t know

Serendipitously, just after I had joined Twitter and was considering writing about osteopathy, a tweet appeared that Edzard Ernst would be giving a talk in Eastbourne to a local sceptics’ society.  Now Ernst was the first ever Professor of Complementary Medicine, at Exeter University.  He is pretty down on osteopathy, and I remember the day…

Why isn’t there more evidence for osteopathy? Latest thoughts following on from my chat with Simon Singh

Edited and updated June 2016. This has been one of the most popular blogs on osteofm.com.  The most significant change is to the paragraph titled “Osteopathy needs different sort of research to standard scientific research”.  I have altered this in the light of the work being done by CauseHealth. It’s been many months since I…