Extract

I’m a sucker for non-pharmacological alternatives — all of them!

Give me an app that reminds you to breathe, that helps you fall asleep and I’m like a puppy.

New Age “crazy” stuff? Bring it on. Kinesiology, reiki, aromatherapy, iridology, craniosacral therapy, chakra balancing… You name it, I’ll try it.

I’m a sucker for non-pharmacological alternatives — all of them! Give me an app that reminds you to breathe, that helps you fall asleep and I’m like a puppy. New Age “crazy” stuff? Bring it on. Kinesiology, reiki, aromatherapy, iridology, craniosacral therapy, chakra balancing… You name it, I’ll try it. I say New Age because that’s the term that has been applied to these alternative health practices, even though at this stage in the century, all these alternative treatments have been around for a very long time and are old hat. In fact, they’re no longer whacky alternative treatments that doctors used to disapprove of; that all, or most, members of the medical profession rolled their eyes at. These days homeopathic and allopathic medicine has merged. Six years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo months of brutal chemotherapy. These sessions poured poison into my body and left me debilitated, exhausted, constantly nauseous. And very angry. And, just as my body w...

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