Letters: Dec. 14, 1998

HERBAL MEDICINE

As a second-generation naturopathic physician with more than two decades of experience, I object to calling Western medicine traditional [BUSINESS, Nov. 23]. Such medicine may be conventional in our society, but natural therapies are thousands of years old, invented by nature and honored in many cultures. These cultures rely on the ultimate test: the test of time, using wisdom passed down over many generations. To write off as a fad this movement toward common-sense health care is an error. The American public finds it empowering to work as part of a team with a holistic health-care provider. The result,...

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