The vast majority of human ills and injuries heal spontaneously. If a medical problem is "treated" with naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, etc., the practitioners of such frauds take credit when healing occurs, and the result is a growing and glowing list of testimonials. Problems that do not heal spontaneously generate few contra-testimonials, usually because of death. Alternative medicine "therapies" dissipate two critically important resources of the afflicted: time and money. Proponents of such therapies are usually just ignorant, but often pursue an agenda of greed - seeking some combination of personal wealth and recognition that would be unachievable when performance is actually measured by results.