Homeopathy and Acupuncture

Acupuncture (© Flickr/BBC World Service)

Alternative medicine has been gaining ground over established medical practice. Rather than go to a physician, hundred of thousands of patients turn to treatments that they believe are more natural or safer: astrology, reflexography and anthroposophy. There are hundreds of these alternatives, but in the Netherlands, the authorities have so far approved only a handful, including homeopathy and acupunture.

Producer: Anne Blair Gould

Broadcast: November 8, 1993