The quick and dirty reason why I am interested in alternative health is that when I got chronic fatigue sydnrome, Western medicine could not help me. I was shuttled around from doctor to doctor, and half of them didn't believe me. The only doctor who was able to help me was Dr. Cynthia Watson, who is a respected doctor who also uses natural health remedies. She put me on Chinese herbs to start with. Then I tried energy healing and acupuncture, which made all the difference in the world.