Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
We live in a world of dualities—of peace and war, pleasure and pain, wealth and poverty. Is it any wonder then, that there is an ongoing conflict between proponents of spiritual and natural healing versus the majority of the medical establishment?
Recently, Dr. Oz, host of one of the most popular medical shows in the United States, has come under attack by some of his medical peers. Although Dr. Oz is very respected as a surgeon, some have gone so far as to accuse him of presenting quackery on his telecasts. In recent years, many physicians like Dr. Oz have branched out into alternative and complementary healing modalities as an adjunct to their practice, but they have had to suffer the contempt of their traditional, allopathic peers. So it is not just a matter of conflict between traditional allopathic medicine and those who practice spiritual healing, but it is also a matter of conflict within the ranks of the medical community itself.