Benefits of Alternative Forms of Medicine
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Worldwide, only 10 to 30 percent of health care is delivered by conventional (i.e., biomedical) practitioners. The majority of the world (an estimated 70 to 90 percent, according to "Adapted from Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons") is treated by alternative forms of medicine, ranging from self-care based on folk principles to naturopathy. And although naturopathic medicine is becoming increasingly popular with patients, naturopathic doctors are yet to receive our full esteem.
Many people today are looking for alternative forms of medicine.
Balancing parents’ rights to raise their children and a state’s right to protect the children in their communities is no easy task, even when most states have religious exemptions to their child abuse or neglect laws. Courts straddle the line when it comes to analyzing cases involving alternative forms of medicine chosen for minors. Courts have ruled in favor of both parents and states, depending on the circumstances. The Neumann case brings to light a different question about child abuse and neglect laws to protect medically untreated children—do state laws with religious exemptions for child abuse and neglect apply to homicide or manslaughter, and what is the intent of the laws that are in place? Wisconsin legislators may tackle this very issue soon and, if they do, could spur other states to review inconsistencies in their own laws.