Integration of Alternative Medicine into Evidence-Based Medicine: Fruitful or Futile?

As the world takes a step towards Evidence-Based Medicine, a pertinent question is whether alternative medicine is simply equivalent to a placebo or a science not yet explained by our skill set? This issue has become even more important in the times of a bridge course that could potentially link AYUSH and allopathic medicine. The therapies under alternative medicine have been practiced since time immemorial but is that enough to be able to recommend them to patients.