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Unfortunately all professions in healthcare (and otherwise) have individuals who veer dangerously off the path of good judgement. I am truly sorry that your mother was a victim of this. I could list many examples of other healthcare providers who have made even fatal errors, but would not limit these mistakes to any one profession (ie the surgeon who removed the wrong cancer-ridden lung). On the other hand, I can recount twice as many happy patients who couldn't imagine life without their chiropractor (insert any profession here). One of my patients who had chronic low back pain without the option of pain medication or surgery would not be able to walk or interact with her family without her adjustments.
As far as those who "do not see the empirical evidence" in the professions listed, I can only speak for my own. There are too many references to list in terms of research into naturopathic therapies ranging from herbal medicine to specific nutrients, physical medicine, dietary options and even adjunctive cancer treament.
My point in the original post, was that people need options. If we already have an exhausted, overburdened and shrinking allopathic medical community (especially primary care physicians), it is time to consider opening the playing field to others who are qualified. I see a very clear way that naturopathic physicians can offset this problem.
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