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Letter: Trust us

Sir: Your article "Trust me, I'm a witch doctor" (11 November) trots out the old claims about the dangers of complementary medicine. Acupuncture, homoeopathy and herbalism have serious, professional regulating bodies which will advise whether a practitioner is qualified or not. Better to direct your readers to these bodies than repeat measly scraps of proof that such therapies can be harmful. Why don't you alert your readers to the horrifying number of hospital admissions and deaths each year attributable to the side-effects of drugs so blithely prescribed by doctors?


Hove, East Sussex