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      03-14-2018, 04:11 PM   #24
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Short of "mechanical" medicine (surgery, partially things like casts and splints) what is it that truly heals? The singularly amazing power of the human body. Antibiotics kill off a certain percentage of the invaders, but ultimately the body cleans up the mess and restores the homeostasis.

So, should we harness the power of the body, via the mind if necessary, to cure? That may be EXACTLY what "alternative" medicine does, for a lot less, and with fewer side effects.

I have never used acupuncture. I have used homeopathics. But I would not imagine that my mind is strong enough to replace my damaged islet cells and cure my diabetes, so I do still use "medicine" I actually prefer using terms like "complimentary" for those you refer to as "alternative" because I do recognize the power of mind over matter.
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