Does anyone know anything about naturopathic medicine? I came across an article about naturopathic physicians and was surprised that I hadn't heard of them... the field seems kind of odd.
hahahaha, brilliant! speaking of which, how does being a naturopath make you economically disadvantaged? also, when choosing a school of naturopathy, does ranking matter? or is cost more important?
This is precisely why medicine engages in clinical trials rather than heresay and anecdotes.A few years ago I was visiting my brother and his family down in Arizona. I had a terrible sinus infection and was feeling crappy. His wife, who is your typical conspiracy theorists when it comes to modern medicine, sent me to her naturopath. I went not knowing what to expect. He did some funny stuff where he held a magnet to my chest and then held up "good" and "bad" foods next to me while pushing on my arm. Apparently when my body didn't like the "bad" food my arm would become weak and he would be able to push it down. After he went through some foods he told me my sinus infection was due to a bacteria that was in my stomach which came from eating undercooked chicken.
Well needless to say I was a little weirded out by the whole thing. He gave me some weird "all-natural" herbal pills to take for the next week. I took them and within a few days my sinus infection was gone. Whether he had anything to do with it, I wasn't really sure. My sister-in-law swears that he can cure anything.
You just have to realize that scientifically they don't have much, if anything, to stand on.
Hey not true guys - Naturopathy isn't that bad. But if someone is going to see an ND for cancer, well...let's just say they would've won a Darwin award.
I'm not a naturopathic guy. I just use ancient techniques which have new names, which you would recognize if you ever took any psych classes.
Yeah I heard about this stuff in my psych class. It is called the placebo effect and it's brought to you none other than by the well respected snake oil salesman.