An anthropological perspective...
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#1 Oct 12, 2012
I am a current sociocultural anthropologist undergrad at UCLA. As of right now, I am taking a course on the Anthropology of Alternative/Complementary/Inte grative Medicine. Just to be clear, an anthropology of alternative medicine does not take a positive or negative stance toward any form of alternative medicine. We attempt to remain as objective as possible when studying any type of phenomena. The main focus of this class is just to understand what alternative medicine is and how people experience it. When we use the label "alternative" we only do so as a way of separating it from the hegemonic health system of biomedicine. We are aware that the term "alternative" carries much weight to it and use it cautiously. I am posting in this forum not as a Scientologist myself, but purely as a student and someone who wants to understand how you and other members of your religion view health and healthcare in general and specifically. Please feel free to talk about personal experiences. Your responses will remain anonymous.
#2 Oct 12, 2012
Good luck getting an honest answer. Just don't hold your breath.
Dianetics/Scientology professes the ability to cure ALL ailments, diseases and even has something called "the bring back to life assist".
The vast majority of illnesses either stem from our past lives or we have someone close to us that is suppressive to scientology or a potential trouble sourse (PTS, or we have evil deeds, withholds, overts yadda yadda yadda.
There's just so much moar. Google is your friend, use it and see why scientology HATES the Internet
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