usalsfyre, you sound quite defensive, like someone who might have loads of deeply buried anger, who might actually benefit from alternative modalities in healing. Don't knock it until you actually do some research yourself. It's out there and so are tons of evidence suggesting this stuff actually DOES work, better and faster than western medicine actually, without side effects and damage to the patient as well (can you say that about chemotherapy??). Some of the reason we don't always hear about how well it works, is the negative outlook pharmaceutical companies (among others) have against something that might take business from them. That battle is not a new one and not always out in the open to see. I am a nurse and massage therapist and have studied both sides of this equation for a long time. I practice natural methods in healing as well, on my clients/patients and myself with great results, and am debating going back to school actually, for naturopathy or holistic nursing...I haven't decided. But the fact is that no one knows all the answers, and you can't tell me that you do. So before shutting the idea down further in your own brain, and before sending any more rude comments, do yourself and everyone around you a favor and educate yourself on what you are actually bashing. Then you won't sound like such a moron. I hope for your sake and your health that you do...and I do apologize for any abrasiveness in this thread, I'm not perfect, as no one is. For starters, try googling Dr. Burzynski or Dr. Joel Wallach. Dr. Burzynski is well known for his alternative methods in treating and curing brain cancer, which results of have been well documented. Dr. Wallach is a naturopath and veterinarian who has developed a leading line of vitamins and minerals that have also been well documented to cease many diseases from developing further and even curing them, all on their own. Both doctors have been to court countless times, in attempts to debunk their methods, and guess what. They WON their cases and STILL practice because they had EVIDENCE their methods worked.
As for the original post, you sound like you have similar ambitions as myself so I can definitely relate. You have a genuine desire to help people, which is so great to see. Keep yourself motivated and educated in every system of healing that you can find! Good luck and I hope you succeed in finding your purpose!