Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Mij, May 29, 2021.
I'm not clear from the article - is this naturopaths who trained in naturopathy or GPs who've developed an interest in naturopathic medicine?
I think a lot of trained GPs turn to frameworks like naturopathy and functional/integrative medicine because they are frustrated with the impotence of medicine in a lot of areas, and that frustration somehow becomes merged with their more general views about what constitues a wholesome lifestyle and environment (hence the emphasis on trace minerals).
The other framework that GPs turn to is the biopsychosocial framework, and I think for the same reasons. They feel impotent and so they turn to psychology to give their profession meaning, and genuinely believe they can treat real complaints by listening to the patient.
Excerpt from this article:
The authors hit the nail on the head when they point out that the data in this study likely only represents a fraction of the labs they commonly order because they are known to make use of non-traditional facilities that run a variety of bogus tests that conventional doctors would recognize as a scam.
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