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 Hypnotherapy focuses on Eric, a sufferer of irritable bowel syndrome. After four years of conventional treatment, Eric's condition has not improved. Working with a gastroenterologist and hynotherapist for three months, Eric finds his symptoms improve by 75 percent and that he may discontinue the use of conventional medicines. Other programs in this series include Acupuncture, Herbalism, Homeopathy, Integrated Medicine, and Osteopathy.