With so many people unable to get the proper medical care through conventional Western (allopathic) methods, more people are turning to alternative medicine. There is quite a range of alternative practitioners so do plenty of research and check references before you visit a practitioner. If you are are still feeling anxious about visiting an alternative doctor here are some ways you can do some research.
For trauma such as a gunshot wound you would want to go to an ER with a conventionally and Western-Medicine trained medical staff but for on-going or chronic diseases and conditions often alternative or holistic medicine can be a great option or complement. Whoever you choose, you want to make sure they have the proper license, training and credentials to practice and have been practicing for many years and/or have studied under some of the most respected names in their field from an accredited organization.