Dear Drugs.com. Yesterday, I responded to this question, but it is clear that my response was “axed” before it saw the light of day. No doubt, this one will be as well, though this response is directed to the Drugs.com staff, not the people asking questions about blood pressure meds and hair loss. (I didn't know what other means to communicate with you.)
I can understand why you may have deleted my response since it delved into an area of alternative therapies that you (1) may not understand or (2) may not support in general. For your clarification: First, my response was created with pure intention, to help solve a problem for some very distressed people. I was not trying to promote business for Eden Energy Medicine practitioners, just trying to point toward an alternative that would be affordable for them.
I could have pointed them in the direction of acupuncture, but that would have ended up costing people much more in time and dollars, whereas EEM practitioners can teach techniques for people to do at home. Second, if your staff doesn't have the knowledge or experience to support specific alternative approaches (which some writers seem to be begging for), you could perhaps include some type of “qualifier” at the top of each Drugs.com Q&A page that relates to this.
On May 23, 2012, Beth Israel Hospital, New York, paid for a full-page color ad in the “A” section promoting their integrative program, which read, “Where health and healing come together.” I cut it out and framed it, for it represented an open-minded effort to build bridges between Western and holistic communities, with the highest interest of patients in mind. We are living in times that are crying out for bridge building--and not just in Washington! I hope you will reconsider printing my reply and let readers make up their own minds about it. If you would like me to modify it, for example by taking out the specific reference to EEM, I would be happy to do so.
If I don't hear back from you, I'll take your non-response as a "no way, Pamela A." I will respect your decision and cease to communicate any further on this topic.