When and why to use non-conventional, non-Western medicine

In Cuenca, we are blessed with a variety of therapeutic practitioners and modalities that offer us different ways of addressing issues of health and well-being. Unfortunately, there is still an extreme bias against and fear of approaches that have not been sanctioned as “standard of care” by the mainstream medical establishment.  It’s effortless to make judgments about something being “quackery” if one doesn’t know or understand the paradigm of integrative medicine, which is based on using the best of what’s available on a spectrum of care. Being an M.D. myself and having both practiced and used many non-conventional healing modalities…

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