Andrew Weil: The first step that I take in assessing a patient is whether there is something there that demands immediate conventional intervention. You know, I think the greatest sin that you could make in this field is to miss the diagnosis of a condition for which conventional medicine works very well. So that’s the first thing, is to rule that out. If that’s not present, then you have a lot of latitude in experimenting with other methods. But even if you use the conventional methods, I think there are — it is often worth supporting the body in ways that can reduce the toxicity of those methods or increase their efficacy.