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 to explore more unorthodox healing options. The episode Homeopathy deviates from the series format to provide an in-depth look at the history of homeopathy, a 200-year-old healing system based on the theory that "like cures like." Highlights addresses the fact that homeopathic medicine is included in the undergraduate medical curriculum in France, and that since 1948 homeopathic treatment has been available in the United Kingdom through the National Health Services. Other programs in this series include Acupuncture, Herbalism, Hypnotherapy, Integrated Medicine, and Osteopathy.