This page will list various alternative medical systems, and classify them as either 'expanding', meaning a person will learn more and more as they study the field, or 'contracting', meaning a person will become more and more ignorant about their health as they study the field. Whether a person becomes smarter or stupider about things unrelated to health, such as identifying scams, will not be addressed.
When a person understands paradigms and worldviews they are able to create sub paradigms and sub worldviews which trap people who have less understanding of how science works across different paradigms and worldviews. For example L Ron Hubbard created 'Scientology' by taking factual elements from a common worldview and narrowing its scope so that people could create their own bubble within the new contracted worldview. In very local terms 'contracting' systems are 'accurate' but they are meant to benefit the individual who created them short term, not necessarily his or her followers/victims long term.
In the other direction, a person can look at analytical psychology vs 'modern psychiatry'. Jung provided basic facts along with his own notion of how those facts could be interpreted, allowing anybody to pick and choose what suited them. Within a very broad range of humans, his observations are a starting point, not a dogma. Modern psychiatry though is designed to create a hierarchy in which a specific worldview can be enforced with no benefit to those on the wrong side of the equation, a variant of scientology, or vice versa.
As a general rule dogma and hierarchy indicate a contracting system.
An example of a contracting medical system is German New Medicine.
As you study this medical system you will gradually become stupider and stupider with regard to your health.
Here are some links to get started. A person starts with 'proof' that they are smart then they get sucked into stupid.
Recordings, some commercial drama involving who owns the rights to the system
A German Fraulein with wunderbar ponytails to help if you need https://youtu.be/xkW5v-vr3HI?t=83
Or an older Frau with better marketing skills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdVl5AG0k6w
If you want to spend money right off the bat https://www.gnmonlineseminars.com/product/scientific-chart-of-the-german-new-medicine/
Or here it is for free if you are poor https://tribalcash.org/images/pdf/germannewmedicinechart.pdf
An example of an expanding medical system is medicinal salts.
Salts have been used for detox for centuries though some modern treatments are not widely accepted.
Salts have various effects across individuals and species, and by providing some incomplete information to a person that person is able to construct or flesh out a paradigm or worldview which suits their experiences.
1) Most people in many societies eat sodium chloride as a flavoring to add 'something unknown' to food. It changes the food in a way that is rationally unknown but viscerally, or irrationally, useful.
2) A person who has studied chemistry knows that salts are a category of substance generally involving the product of a metal and an acid. Therefore any salt is related to other salts in some ways, and unrelated in some ways e.g. different or same metals, different or same acids etc.
3) Sodium chloride is the metal sodium passed through an acid, and other metal chlorides likewise to become salts.
4) When a person mixes salts, eventually the perceived flavors cancel each other out which suggests that the body uses / views salt differently than the common perceived notion people have. For example if you consume a mix of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium chlorides in the right quantities there is no perceptible salt flavor.
5) Sometimes people get 'salt craving' which is not satisfied no matter how much salt they get. The 'salt' they take is sodium chloride of course, but the way 'salt taste' i.e., the perception of salt in most people, works, does not differentiate well, so obviously a 'salt craving' is not for a sodium salt, and is not 'updated' in a person's perception of salt 'flavor' until that person knows well the taste of other salts. In other words when they know other salt flavors only 'a little' then those cravings can be confused as craving sodium.
Just with that information, a person who has some 'disease' or 'lack of health' can experiment, according to their own situation, and develop a sub paradigm or sub worldview in which salts have an effect on their specific health. If the person then decides to create a scientology or 'new german medicine' around their specific observations then they can cash in at the expense of others.
Below will be a list of various systems sold to the public as 'medicines' along with an explanation of why they are contracting or expanding medical systems.
1) Viral syndromes / expanding
Viruses are known for directly causing visible 'diseases', but they may be much more influential with 'syndromes' which mostly have things that do not qualify as symptoms.
Here is a recent hepatitis story that is vaguely associated with a specific virus.
Reynauds is another thing associated with viruses, but not accurately called specifically a syndrome or disease.
My whole life I've been very resistant to cold, even after getting frostbite and other damage to extremities I was always extremely able to tolerate cold. Then I met somebody who had a finger amputated due to 'Reynauds', and pretty suddenly my tolerance to cold dropped precipitously.
This 'expanding' medical system involves starting with 'syndromes' rather than diseases
and correlating those syndromes with a higher than average exposure to specific viruses, then backtracking what is known about those viruses.
This system has a lot of potential growth because viruses are often minimized as an incomplete biological element.
2) Sustainable GMOs / expanding
'Conventionally' modifying the genetics of organisms ignores some basic realities about nature which have been, or will be, discussed on The Hunter Archetype page.
Many more sensible paths are available including using gene transfer mechanisms which have existed since before humans.
These would have a price to pay, also, when done opportunistically, but it would be more reasonable than that of monkeying with genes using lab equipment.
As a medical system the timeframe involved might seem long at first, but that would help reconcile the difference between 'short term' and 'long term' medical systems.
Unfortunately, this is also an example of the harm caused by the 'copyright mentality' caused by strategic colonialism which pushes short term scams like the DSM over long term science, like the invention of practical uses for natural chemicals. Anybody working on sensible GMO technology would be de incentivized by the long term perspective needed in its development while those working on harmful short term genetic technologies have abundant commercial protections.