Re: Is alternative medicine cultlike in nature?
Date: November 19, 2017 01:33AM
Anything can be “cult-like in nature” when it goes beyond reason, practicality, sincerity and honesty. In other words, fanatic. Fanatic does not define alternative medicine.
Truth to tell, “alternative medicine” is actually the original medicine, not “alternative.”
The herbal, natural modalities of healing which had evolved after millennia of use and effectivity used by generations has become the alternative. But that is beside the point.
What is important is to apply what is practical in the naturopathic methods, whether they be Chinese Medicine, herbal therapies, homeopathic and when needed, also the conventional medicine. Together they can do wonders!
While on the other hand, there have been countless more stories of harm and death from conventional medicine. But that doesn’t condemn conventional medicine in toto.
It is dangerous to accuse one or the other to be totally evil.