Leading a growing trend, doctors at the Center for Integrative Medicine incorporate alternative medicine practices like healthier eating and self-healing into mainstream medical care.
“These clinics throw together a little homeopathy, a little meditation, a little voodoo, and then they add in a little accepted medicine and call it integrative medicine, so there’s less criticism," says Steven Salzberg of John Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The medical community seems to be growing more open to alternative medicine’s possibilities, not less. That’s in large part because mainstream medicine itself is failing.
The benefits of a healing approach extend beyond the prevention of major chronic diseases to the management of everyday maladies that plague millions of people.
A more open-minded consideration of alternative-medicine practices has become par for the course at medical schools.