Synopsis by Sally Barber
The six-part Natural Born Healers series examines alternative healing methods and how those methods can effectively complement conventional medical treatment. Programs feature an individual patient and leading authority in the healing field as they partner in exploring more unorthodox healing options. The episode Acupuncture focuses on Fred, an arthritic who cannot tolerate the typical arthritis treatment consisting of painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. With the help of the British Acupuncture Council, Fred is able to get his pain under control after 10 acupuncture sessions. Other programs in this series include Herbalism, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Integrated Medicine, and Osteopathy.