Dom Post/Stuff: Research shows natural cancer therapies don’t cure, says expert

Kiran Chug of the Dominion Post writes that a medical expert is warning the public that complementary therapies not only don’t cure cancer, but some might even cause harm.

Professor Shaun Holt said in a public lecture yesterday that the efficacy of complementary therapies are not supported by scientific evidence.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“In a public lecture at Victoria University in Wellington last night, Professor Shaun Holt said there were no complementary natural therapies that could cure cancer.

“Complementary therapies are non-conventional medical treatments – such as meditation, hypnosis or the prescription of substances such as ginger or capsicum – used alongside conventional treatment.

“Although he expected opposition from practitioners of complementary therapies, the academic said his findings were not his own opinions but were based on years of research into scientific evidence.”