Thank you all so much for your e-mails and support. Those who don't know, I've been in the ER. I am currently attached to an IV. While I was in the ER I realized that alternative medicine is like alternative comedy and western medicine is like mainstream comedy.
Both mainstream comedy and medicine are overpriced.
Both alternative comedy and medicine are associated with noisome subcultures (hipsters, hippies respectively)
Mainstream: Accused of valuing money over quality
Alternative: Accused of unlawful posession of marijuana
Mainstream: practitioners make money, getting more respect from society
Alternative: practitioners get more bohemian poon than Vince Gallo at SXSW, getting respect from Fleshbot
Mainstream: make loads of money
Alternative: make loads of money at day job
Mainstream: someone somewhere has morphine
Alternative: someone somewhere has morphine