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519 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by falconwing

Is there a way to tell authentic natural health practitioners from `snake oil` salesmen?


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13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/2/06 - 3:02:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they have a degree from an accredited college, that's generally a good sign. I have a friend who's working is ASS off for a degree in traditional Chinese medicine. He's had to log over 1000 hours of acupuncture and he's still got a year or so of training to go.
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/20/06 - 1:47:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
If a trusted friend recommended them.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 10/27/06 - 5:47:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course, but there are always ways to deceive those willing to be deceived.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 10/27/06 - 5:57:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not without a good knowledge of either medicine and nutrition yourself, or a list of which schools and colleges are legit.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 10/27/06 - 6:01:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
One could check for some sort of degree or something maybe.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/2/06 - 8:51:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
no. but who cares its like a placebo; it gets the job done w/out doing a damn thing.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 12/28/06 - 2:50:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/2/2006 3:02:22 PM pamplemousse wrote:
If they have a degree from an accredited college, that's generally a good sign.

Yeah, they would probably have to have degrees before I'd trust them. My mom goes to a homeopathic doctor, and he has degrees all over his walls.

13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 2/19/07 - 8:46:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think there is any surefire way of knowing for sure whether or not the guy is going to be a rippoff or a quack.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 2/19/07 - 8:48:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
A Naturopath is just as likely to deceive you as a Pharmecutical Company is. The simple rule is check their credentials and customer satisfaction.



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