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How can you become an alternative medicine doctor?

How can you become an alternative medicine doctor?

IFM: Institute of functional medicine naturopathic college a4m training modules. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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If I go to an alternative medicine doctor, how do I know he is certified, what is their training like?

You don't know: As a medical doctor using a variety of innovative strategies to optimize health, I have no special license or certification that you can trust implicitly. I am regulated by the same medical board that other doctors are regulated. Good medicine comes in many forms. Being informed yourself is the best way to know if you are getting effective, efficient, and safe care - traditional or otherwise. ...Read more

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Looking to transition to alternative medicine for anxiety. What should I tell my doc?

Be frank: Be candid. Anxiety responds well to acpuncture, acupressure, meditation, imagery, deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, tai chi, yoga & qi gong. Suggestion - transition. Incorporate alternative medicine while on your current regmien. Depending on results you could slowly cross titrate. ...Read more

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How can I find out if a doctor is just a "pill-pusher" or has knowledge of alternative medicine possibilities?

How can I find out if a doctor is just a "pill-pusher" or has knowledge of alternative medicine possibilities?

A useful method is..: Unfortunately, doctors are products of a medical education system that's unduly influenced by pharmaceutical companies & taught almost exclusively about drugs in a setting where alternatives are derided.Most docs who truly embrace a broader perspective have become certified by the american board of integrative holistic medicine&/or are members of the american holistic med. Ass. Or acam.See comment:. ...Read more

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What do doctors think about statins? There is much in alternative medicine saying they may increase rate of Alz & decrease neuroprotective mechanisms.

What do doctors think about statins? There is much in alternative medicine saying they may increase rate of Alz & decrease neuroprotective mechanisms.

Alternative??: Statins just may be the most efficient medication line ever created to help lower the death rate of our population. Sure, there are side affects, as with all meds, but the benefit significantly outweighs the risks. Alternative medicine is just that, an alternative view to science and progress. Study hard, young tyro. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors prescribe and use more alternative medicine ?

Why don't doctors prescribe and use more  alternative medicine ?

Training: Conventional medical training does not usually include extensive training in all modalities and healing systems encompassed by "alternative medicine." many of these, such as tcm, acupuncture, and homeopathy really do require years of study to do them well -- and some physicians do take this. Some also take fellowships to become at least familiar with these areas: www.Azcim.Org. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, what is your opinion on humaworm (http://humaworm.Com/)? Fraud or useful alternative medicine? Thanks, ggg

Dear doctors, 
what is your opinion on humaworm (http://humaworm.Com/)? Fraud or useful alternative medicine? 
Thanks, 
ggg

Scam: The premise behind this supplement, that we need regular deworming, is not accurate. Also, there is no meaningful information about what formulation of herbs are in the supplement. The fact that it has been banned from several countries is a huge red flag. Save your money! ...Read more