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On the street: What forms of alternative medicine have you tried?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 28, 2016

Riél Aurelia Latimer, student at KU, Lawrence

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“Mostly just lifestyle changes, whether it be diet, exercise or sleep habits, but no eastern medicine or anything of that nature.”

Nathan Corsi, musician in Not a Planet, Kansas City, Mo.

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“Chiropractics, massage, reflexology, acupuncture, herbs.”

Monica Li, trained dispatcher, Overland Park

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“I don’t really believe in alternative medicine. Western medicine validated by peer-reviewed studies is the most valid.”

Nathan Showalter, musician in Not a Planet, Kansas City, Mo.

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“Definitely chiropractics, massage, some St. John’s Wort, fish oil, kratom — not sure if I’m all about that one, but I’ve tried it — and meditation.”

Kyle Whitley, manages textbook department at KU Bookstore, Lawrence

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Bob Smith

Years ago, I was having issues with my right elbow. I found that acupuncture helped a great deal.

1 year, 9 months ago


Bob Hiller

Prayer, herbs, positive thinking, meditation, and being around other positive people which can help immensely

1 year, 9 months ago


Richard Heckler

Healthy food,exercise,whole food supplements with a generous dose of probiotics and try to get a nap from time to time.

Some years ago was able to clear up a intense stomach pain with liquid acidophilus,creamed papaya and aloe vera juice as advised. Still keep some of this on the shelf.

1 year, 9 months ago


Gene Douglas

An old man told me a long time ago that good health was the absolute slowest way to die, I quit worrying about what I eat, stay away from alternative, or otherwise medicine and quit seeing doctors so much. I feel fine!

1 year, 9 months ago


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