Don't Be Fooled by Anthrax "Cure" Scams
of the National Institute for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (NCCAM), Dr. Stephen Straus, testified before a congressional
committee in November, explaining that the NCCAM has not identified
any alternative medicines that can cure illnesses caused by
medicine disciplines emphasize the importance of maximizing
the body's ability to heal itself. In his testimony, Dr. Straus
said, "While augmenting one's natural healing powers may prove
beneficial for some illnesses, and is a focus of much work
funded by NCCAM, there is no scientific basis to believe that
this approach would be of much value in the context of virulent
diseases incited by biological weapons."
went on to say that some alternative medicine may even interfere
with the antibiotics that are used to treat anthrax.
National Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2001