For this discussion post, discuss why people seek alternatives to western or traditional medicine, the barriers to search for alternatives, and the biases or strong opinions on alternatives.
The main focus of this discussion post should be based on the consumer. Why do consumers search for alternatives and what are the barriers to this. While that should be the main focus, I do want you to also discuss the varying view points of western physicians on alternatives. How can the support of or opposition of alternatives by western medicine affect patients who may seek alternative care?
When approaching this topic, it may be beneficial to think about why you may or may not seek alternative care.