Since ancient times, natural therapies have been practised to prevent and treat health problems. For at least 4,000 years, the Chinese have practised acupuncture. The Chinese and other ancient cultures used herbs for medicinal reasons. Similarly, chiropractors, naturopaths and homeopaths are known to have existed for several thousand years. Such therapies were the social and cultural means by which people cared for their health.
"Consumers and alternative health care,"
The National Legal Eagle: Vol. 1
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Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/nle/vol1/iss1/1