Letter: Holistic health goes way beyond the confines of Neal's Yard

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The Independent Online
HOW sad that Aminatta Forna's response to the publication of a forward-looking King's Fund study on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) was a sneering attack on all things alternative ("Is therapy making fools of women?, Real Life, 2 November). It is true that alternative medicine attracts a preponderance of middle-class women. But it is also true that, as Dr Ursula Sharma points out in the only full study of the subject: "Stereotypes abound as regards the typical user of non-orthodox medicine

Dr Denis MacEoin

Natural Medicines Society

Newcastle Upon Tyne