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The Greenhouse Effect

John L. McClenahan, MD
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From Richmond, Virginia.

Requests for Single Reprints: John L. McClenahan, MD, 4703 Pocahontas Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226; e-mail, asyutti@aol.com.

Ann Intern Med. 2003;138(5):434. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-138-5-200303040-00017
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Alternative medicine is in the news these days, welcomed as an elective for people who are uninsured, uninsurable, or discontented with the current bureaucracy of healing. Some of them, I'm told, are turning to Zen, others to transcendental meditation, faith healing, or spinal realignment. Many say they feel better now, pleased with their state of health and the signals they're sending to orthodoxy. I've joined the nonconformists and would like to suggest one more string to their bow—one more option that has received very little notice of late. Its cost is nominal, it offers broad coverage, and it imposes few unpleasant side effects.





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