Watched Oprah today. It was another medical show with Dr. Mehmet Oz. Yeah, I’m a geek and love the medical stuff.
Anyway, there on the TV was a licensed acupuncturist (Dr. Daniel Hsu) treating Oprah. I thought… Wow!
Oprah discusses the coolest things on her show. Now, acupuncture. Even cooler was what Dr. Oz said afterwards about alternative medicine. He mentioned “energy medicine” and globalization. I became animated. I know some woman who visit the alternative therapy forum I created think EclecticGeek is against it but you have no clue how far that is from the truth. I am extremely open-minded about alternative medicine. I just want to see it further studied. At one point in my life, I considered Bastyr University. That’s how I discovered NCCAM and alternative therapy research. There is no miracle fibroid pill but if you are interested in alternative treatments, seek help from appropriately licensed and trained individuals.
I am still fascinated by the prospect of fully integrated medicine (East meets West) in the United States and plan to post more about it in the future, especially new research. It’s great that Oprah is able to bring the attention and start the discussion.
What do you think about alternative medicine, energy medicine, or the globalization of medicine?