You have my sympathies Midwest. I have a friend with MCS and see the problems it creates for her. She is even reluctant to visit other people’s houses because of the risk it poses to her. I remember not too long ago when MCS was medically diagnosed as “attention seeking”.
The issue of “quackery” is significant. Even the mainstream medical profession has incompetent doctors but the general attitude to alternative medicine creates huge opportunities for malpractice, even in areas recognised as beneficial. Diet and nutrition are very important and are huge and lucrative industries with widespread abuse of information. My father became free of debilitating back pain after acupuncture and my mother was given an analgesic treatment then drove 10 miles to her dentist for a painless, anesthetic-free tooth extraction. The acupuncture practitioner who treated them cautioned that there were many quacks in the field and when he retired he gave them pointers about what to avoid when looking for another practitioner. They never found anyone else they had confidence in. It is hard to believe that my parent’s experiences were just “anecdotal”, but there seems to be little scientific support for acupuncture treatments, despite a significant and ongoing investment by NIH. Perhaps science has been diminished by quacks also.