In the May/june 2014 issue, discover our special feature called "Alternative medicine : What science has to say". Published every two months, Inserm’s Science&Santé magazine illustrates discoveries, debates and issues from the ever-evolving field of biomedical research.
The French are increasingly turning to acupuncture, osteopathy, meditation, hypnosis, etc. And more care-providers themselves too are turning to these unconventional therapeutic tools. But what are the principles that underlie these practices? And most importantly, do we have scientific proof of their efficacy?