LoveDaBoo wrote:Nah, she went quack-shopping. She goes to Connecticut to see a quack.
If she's seeing a specialist in Connecticut, it makes it far more likely that she has some real problems and attempted to get help through the traditional medical system, had that fail, and then went looking for other things.
I've known several people who've had pretty significant problems which were helped by alternative medical practices that weren't helped by traditional western medicine.
I also agree that a lot of it is quackery, my ex-wife saw a bunch of these people when the Western medicine world completely failed her. After seeing a lot of problems my ex went through, you find that once you're out of the bounds of the most standard care that things often get challenging. Many of the things she was prescribed made her problems considerably worse. In many respects, I think she'd have been better off had she just never gotten medical help at all from the Western world.
I do think much of the alternative stuff is crap, but I can't say any of it was harmful. I wish I could say the same of western medicine. Figure out how they prescribe drugs and how they're motivated to do so and it's scary as hell.