Healers or Hucksters? How to Find a Great Alternative Practitioner
December 2, 2013•9 min
Understanding a therapy’s potential benefits, risks, and scientific evidence is critical to your health and safety.You can take charge of your overall health and wellness through alternative or complementary medicine. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, nearly 40 percent of Americans use health care approaches developed outside of mainstream Western (or conventional) medicine for specific conditions or overall well-being.But, just as with anything else, it is important to be an informed consumer. Understanding a therapy’s potential benefits, risks, and scientific evidence is critical to your health and safety.If you’ve learned about a certain therapy within complementary or alternative medicine and are looking to pursue that therapy, you’ll need to find a credible practitioner.In this informative segment, Dr. Decker Weiss explains how to properly choose the right alternative practitioner.