What bugs the hell out of me with 'alternative medicine' is the marketing of some of them. The way in which they are sold particularly to desperate people who are locked into a long term medical condition for which conventional medicine has not provided a 'cure' or light at the end of the tunnel. Any such promoter of said 'medicinal alternative' should have any licence or ability to ply his wares revoked until such time as he can prove said 'remedy' or indeed any 'therapy' can be validated. There are several 'remedies' associated now with ME that I would dearly love to have analysed by an independent laboratory and McDuff GcMaff is one. I'd also like to see any ME 'doctor' who 'tests' his patients in his own laboratory, checked out far more thoroughly than presently occurs. As regards marketing and the remedies themselves there is some evidence that the 'powers that be' and indeed 'science' are taking far more of an interest that perhaps they did previously. Echinacea came up again the other day, and then we had the Advertising Standards Agency ruling against the promotion of the Lightening Process. Trouble is if the advertising originates overseas, then your home regulator can't do too much I don't believe.