Edzard Ernst on the “integrated medicine” straw-man:
The notion that only those who preach the gospel of integrated medicine are able to perform the art of medicine is as ridiculous as it is insulting to everyone in healthcare who does his/her best to meet the needs of their patients. The assumption that unproven or disproven treatments become acceptable simply because they are often administered in a kind and caring fashion is quite simply not true.
Quote added to my article, Alternative Medicine’s Choice: What should alternative medicine be the alternative to? The alternative to cold and impersonal medicine? Or the alternative to science and reason?.