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" ... Americans in unprecedented Numbers are looking for relief outside the current system. They want help with preventing and treating the chronic illnesses that threaten, disable and dismay them—heart disease, chronic pain, HIV, obesity, depression and cancer—and from the side effects that the state-of-the-art conventional treatments for these illnesses often produce.... They want health professionals who will respect them as partners in their care and who see and understand them as whole people with complex lives, not just 'lesions' and lab values. Many of these people are looking to other approaches to healing....

"Finally, we need to make sure that we continually keep the broadest possible perspective on what is and is not working, and are willing to raise questions about any orthodoxy—conventional or alternative—that may restrict our vision...."

Moved by the Spirit
September 23, 2002

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