Natural medicine under attack

Breakthrough plan to SPEED discoveries in natural medicine

Cyber-bullying isn’t limited to teens on social media.

It’s happening in medicine, right now, as an ugly online mob is attacking a highly respected university.

And incredibly, the mob is winning!

The University of California, Irvine — located just up the coast from me — is coming under fire over a plan to conduct research into integrative medicine including natural therapies.

Yes, the cyber-riot is over a plan to do research.

But RESEARCH is what universities do, right? It’s the entire reason for their existence!

The new program, funded with a $200 million donation from tech billionaires Susan and Henry Samueli, plans to investigate everything from acupuncture to homeopathy.

But critics online claim these treatments aren’t backed by science and shouldn’t be studied.

Sounds like a Catch-22 doesn’t it? How can something ever become backed by science if the science itself is “forbidden” by angry and ignorant protestors?

Answer: It can’t. And that might be the real agenda here.

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the “mob” had some behind-the-scenes help from drug companies that know these discoveries will pose a threat to their billion-dollar medications.

There’s already evidence this effort is succeeding. The university quietly pulled references to homeopathy off its website after being targeted on social media by angry voices (many of whom, I should point out, aren’t even doctors, scientists, or researchers).

It’s unclear if they’re pulling homeopathy from the program or just pulling the references off the website so that these noisy critics have less ammunition.

Let’s hope they keep fighting the fight, because this program could turn out to be the most important research center in all of medicine.

It could even help you, directly, and very soon.

The reason: They’re not just going to focus on lab-dish experiments and prestige projects that win media attention but never turn into practical treatments.

They’re planning to focus on rigorous high-quality studies… and then work to ensure that these science-backed breakthroughs are integrated into real-world practice.

The university even offered up the perfect example of how it could make a difference for patients around the country, improving lives and saving money at the same time.

Acupuncture can ease and, in some cases, even CURE migraines. Yet, as Howard Federoff, a specialist in neurodegenerative disorders at the university, told the Los Angeles Times, most doctors can’t or won’t offer it.

But it’s not because acupuncture doesn’t work… it’s because insurance won’t cover it.

A round of fresh high-quality studies from a top U.S. university could change that, giving patients access to a safe, non-addictive, and drug-free treatment that’s covered by insurance.

This, my friend, is the future of medicine — but you don’t have to wait for this program to succeed to gain access the cures of tomorrow.

You can see the future of medicine up close and personal right here in House Calls and by choosing science-backed treatments from a skilled holistic doctor for your own care.