Why New Age Medicine Is Catching On

Fed up with surgery, drugs and quick fixes from their doctors, Americans are turning to an array of alternative therapies ranging from the believable to the bizarre

You have a backache. (Who doesn't?) Your spouse says go to the doctor, but you don't really have a doctor. The local hospital has a walk-in clinic, but that means waiting, X rays, blood tests, waiting again -- this time in a backless paper dress -- only to be handed a bunch of insurance forms and a prescription for pills that make you logy. Your back still hurts, so you're referred to a fancy specialist. More X rays. More insurance forms. More waiting in a backless paper gown, followed by talk of disk surgery from a doctor who looks as if...

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