As a kid I remember that when I would get a tummy ache, my mom would ask me to lie down and slowly sip through a drink of homemade lemonade with a dash of black salt, before dad could take me to a physician. One of the things which made it a candidate, was that retroviruses in general were not cell-killing viruses, and since cancer is a disease where cells grow out of control – a type of virus which wasn’t killing cells that it inhabited seemed like a plausible cause of cancer.
I thought of Farrah Fawcett when news about a German cancer clinic hit the news again beginning more than a week ago, when two patients from the Netherlands and one from Belgium died shortly after having undergone treatment at the Biological Cancer Centre, run by alternative practitioner Klaus Ross in the town of Brüggen, Germany.
The terms-Alternative medicine, complementary medicine, integrative medicine, holistic medicine, natural medicine, unorthodox medicine, fringe medicine, unconventional medicine, and new age medicine are used interchangeably as having the same meaning and are almost synonymous in some contexts, 25 26 27 28 but may have different meanings in some rare cases.
If you (or someone you know) are interested in enrolling in one of several alternative medicine colleges to help find your dream job, let education within fast -growing industries like massage therapy, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started!
Another risk is that a person with a serious condition such as cancer, heart disease or some other chronic illness will forego more traditional treatments that have been proven effective in favor of alternative treatments that are of questionable value.