My most recent blog has been posted on the Huffington Post UK. Please check it out!
Mainstream, traditional, conventional and orthodox – all words which, when applied to medicine, suggest a must-have of hospitals, pills, uniformed nurses and doctors with stethoscopes.
But it’s not that simple.
It is becoming increasingly mainstream to want access to a wider variety of health care options than the NHS normally provides…
In case you think this is just a UK phenomenon, see the stats for USA health care workers using alternative medicines. Here is an interesting article on this phenomena in the Chicago Tribune’s Health section, called More doctors going the alternative route – Even in their own lives, physicians look beyond Western medicine.