Write a conclusion for the question and essay plan below.

Currently there is a trend towards the use of alternative forms of medicine. However, at best these methods are ineffective, and at worst they may be dangerous.

To what extent do you agree with this statement?

Introduction Thesis statement: not dangerous; alternative medical can be useful
Content      Paragraph 1


Why alternative medicine is often dismissed

  • Little scientific proof that alternative medicine works
  • Placebo effect: patients try treatment because of belief that it will cure them
Content      Paragraph 2



There are strong arguments for the use of alternatives

  • Although no scientific proof, many anecdotal records to show these therapies work
  • Have little or no side effects
  • Alternative medicine is still sought after even when conventional medicine is available
Sample Conclusion

In conclusion, the claim that alternative medication is ineffective in unfounded and I disagree that the alternative medication is dangerous. In fact, I think the reason why people seek alternative medicine, despite living in the modern world and having these conventional medicine available to them, is a testament that it works. Both forms have their merits and both have its place in promoting health and well-being.

Dear Candidate,

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