Professor Kathy Sykes sets off on a personal and scientific journey to explore three popular, and fast-growing, alternative therapies: meditation, hypnotherapy, and reflexology.
In search of answers Kathy travels to Nepal, Italy and across the length and breadth of Britain and the USA. She uncovers historical origins full of allure and mysticism. She tries each therapy for herself and shares her honest reactions.
She looks at some of the claims made and sees how these square with clinical and scientific evidence. And she also follows scientists who are currently trying to unravel what exactly lies at the heart of these therapies. (Source: BBC Press Office)