Some people, especially here in Southern California, try to avoid prescription medication when possible.
They could be skeptical of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the pharmaceutical industry; they could be trying to live a more natural lifestyle. To this group, a treatment like IV hydrogen peroxide may seem more appealing than a pill.
Others turn to alternative medicine after getting frustrated with Western medicine. It's frustrating when your doctor doesn't have enough time to take care of you; it's frustrating when it feels like the doctor is writing you a prescription rather than addressing your underlying health problem.
Read KPCC health reporter Rebecca Plevin’s full story here.
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Rebecca Plevin, health reporter at KPCC; she tweets @rebeccaplevin