My wonderful and very self-confident grandmother is an exponent of alternative medicine, to all who will listen to her and many who will not. So she would be very dismayed to learn that one well-published practitioner of "energy healing" was not quite who he claimed to be.
The real moral of this story is that beards are more effective than plastic surgery. That's a form of alternative medicine that Global Review can get behind! Anyway, don't tell grandma.