So many adherents to “alternative” medicine detest modern medicine, which they see as not being “natural.” In contrast, herbalism, homeopathy, acupuncture, various forms of “energy healing,” are touted as being highly in tune with nature. They’re right about one thing. Throughout the vast majority of human history, humans have relied on unscientific treatments for illness that were indeed much more “in tune” with nature (mainly because they didn’t have the knowledge to do much else). Indeed, it’s only been in the last 100 to 150 years that science advanced to the point where real advancements could occur in medicine. So what was human history like in that “Golden Age” before nasty, reductionistic, unfeeling modern medicine rose?
Something like this: