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BOSTON — Naturopaths, who practice an alternative medicine heavy on herbal supplements, are making a big push to gain more authority and stature across the United States, including the right to do more hands-on patient care and to be reimbursed by Medicare.

That’s raising concern among critics who see naturopaths as quacks — and who warn that offering them state licenses, insurance reimbursements, and other recognition only legitimizes their pseudoscience.

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  • I’m sorry – I didn’t find in your article any information regarding the “Corporate” partners behind the medical industry. Surely, there must be some.

  • Legitimizing naturopaths is extraordinarily dangerous. They are unscientific quacks who do real harm.
    Read more from Britt Hermes, who is linked in this article, for a true inside view from someone who was a true believer and practiced as a naturopath.

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