Alternative Medicine / Native American Botanicals: A Gentle Way to Wellness

The people who come to see Dr. Tieraona Low Dog don't care that she never graduated from high school. She went back for an equivalency degree, after all, then an undergraduate degree, then a medical degree. More important, her treatments make her patients well. After that, a high school diploma is a small matter.

Low Dog, 41, is the medical director of the Treehouse Center in Albuquerque, N.M., and the moment you get there, you know you're not in an ordinary clinic. It's partly the eponymous tree that grows through the center of the building, partly the soft cotton gown you...

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