'Self-healing' proponent to speak in Mountain View
Original post made on Sep 6, 2011
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on Sep 6, 2011 at 3:43 pm
Sounds interesting. I might actually show up
on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm
The Pied Piper is alive and well, the Snake Oil Salesman is coming to town.
EGADS, shame on the local paper for giving this person this huge amount of free publicity.
I would bet that the evening at the book store will end with a "Special Deal" if the attendees sign up to give him money for his "help".
Good luck, and again, shame on the Mountain View Voice.
on Sep 30, 2011 at 11:58 pm
I wouldn't say he's exactly pushing snake oil. It's actually more aligned with a holistic medicine approach. Healthy skepticism is good, but there are certainly a number of conditions for which Western medicine is unable to offer any remedy.
Schneider, who now holds a Ph.D. in massage therapy, is not arguing for an abandonment of Western medicine. There is certainly a place for drugs, medical procedures and surgery, he says. His "big idea" has to do with his belief "that our potential for getting better (through self-healing) is much larger than what most people experience."