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Bitter rift among people who practice alternative medicine, from homeopaths to folk healers to massage therapists

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:18pm

Who has the right to call themselves a doctor?

Read from the Minneapolis Tribune:

It took 99 years, but Minnesota has finally given official recognition to the practice of naturopathic medicine, which relies on the body’s powers to heal itself.

Under a new state law, naturopaths — who use everything from herbal remedies to biofeedback — will be allowed to register with the state and call themselves doctors without fear of running afoul of the medical establishment.

You might think that would be a cause for celebration throughout Minnesota’s alternative-health community.

But you’d be wrong.

Read more here.

Who has the right to call themselves a doctor?

Read from the Minneapolis Tribune:

It took 99 years, but Minnesota has finally given official recognition to the practice of naturopathic medicine, which relies on the body’s powers to heal itself.

Under a new state law, naturopaths — who use everything from herbal remedies to biofeedback — will be allowed to register with the state and call themselves doctors without fear of running afoul of the medical establishment.

You might think that would be a cause for celebration throughout Minnesota’s alternative-health community.

But you’d be wrong.

Read more here.

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