Christian Science Practitioner Medical Tax Write-Off as a Model for Alternative Medicine? … by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

I note that alternative healing techniques such as yoga, aromatherapy, herbal healing, and the languages of light and sound are termed ancilliary or possibly palliative health modalities. That is to say, they are not a replacement for traditional Western medical care. The thought is that they may help the patient, but that a patient should, first and foremost, seek traditional Western medical advice.

I myself have more of a Christian Science point of view. I feel that a person knows, in their very heart, what will help them heal and what will not. That they have at hand, through God’s grace, all that they need to be in perfect health.

Along these lines, last week I noticed with pleasant surprise that the IRS allows write-offs for the expense of Christian Science practitioners, on Schedule A of Form 1040 (the annual United States federal income tax form).

LInk: “Can You Deduct Alternative Medicines on Your Taxes?” by Susannah Snider, 4 April 2017, in “U.S. News,” https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/taxes/articles/2017-04-04/can-you-deduct-alternative-medicines-on-your-taxes ..

I wonder if alternate medical techniques might, by extension, fall under this umbrella?

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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