How the feds fund medical quackery

Behind the suspicious medical claims of personalities such as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Deepak Chopra is a decades-long strategy to promote alternative medicine to the American public. Environmentalists are also proponents of alternative medicine due to their mystical emphasis on nature and natural healing.

This ReasonTV video shows that twenty-three years ago, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) began to investigate a wide variety of unconventional medical practices from around the world. Five-and-a-half billion dollars later, the NIH has found no cures for disease. But it has succeeded in bringing every kind of quackery — from faith healing to homeopathy — out of the shadows and into the heart of the American medical establishment.