Now, before I go on with pointing out the problems with MEDICAL PRACTICES THAT ARE NOT BASED ON THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, I WOULD LIKE TO ANSWER A COUPLE CRITICISMS PEOPLE RAISE WHEN THESE "DISCIPLINES," ARE ATTACKED FOR THEIR DUBIOUS METHODS.
* PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO CHOOSE THE MEDICAL TREATMENT THAT THEY WANT WANT.
I Agree 100%, (Within Reason.) If you want to Select Medical Treatment that has no Basis in Reality, go for it. HOWEVER;
You Shouldn't Expect The GOVERNMENT to Pay for it. The Millions of Dollars spent a Year, Now and In the Past, by Government to Police the Medical Field and prevent the GENERAL PUBLIC from being Victimized by Charlatans and Quacks, should not be Undermined by giving Tax Money to Those who provide MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT BASED ON FANTASY, AND IRRATIONAL CONCLUSIONS THAT ARE NOT BASED IN LEGITIMATE RESEARCH AND TESTING.
* I AM THE PARENT AND SHOULD DECIDE WHAT IS BEST FOR MY CHILDREN.
While any Individual Adult of a Capacity to Mentally and Intellectually Select Their own Life Choices should be left alone, Those who are Subject to, or under the care of Another, must not be allowed to become Subjected to Sham or Unproven Medical Practices. Our CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM BASICALLY REQUIRES ALL GUARDIANS AND CAREGIVERS TO BE HELD TO A MINIMUM STANDARD OF PROVIDING APPROPRIATE MEDICAL CARE. CHIROPRACTIC, NATUROPATHIC AND HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT DO NOT MEET SUCH STANDARDS, AT LEAST IN TERMS OF BEING THE FIRST CHOICE OF PRIMARY CARE.
Now it is quite True that NONE OF THE THREE OPERATE OUTSIDE THE LAW, IF THE "TREATMENT" IS OPEN TO EXAMINATION, AND DOES NOT PROMISE WHAT CANNOT BE DELIVERED. IN FACT, THEY CAN BE USED TO SUPPLEMENT PROPER MEDICAL CARE, WITHOUT LEGAL SANCTIONS, AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT CANCEL OUT, OR INTERFERE WITH REGULAR MEDICAL TREATMENT.