Salon has an article on The Cure Within, and with it an interview with Anne Harrington.
She appears to approach the topic with a fair amount of open-mindedness; after all, she is writing about the history of mind-body medicine, not passing judgment. So something like is welcome and reasonable:
When do we find ourselves being tempted by or drawn to the other understandings of mind-body medicine? It's often when mainstream medicine lets us down or can't provide therapies. Often around chronic disorders, it doesn't seem to do justice to all the complex ways in which our diseases are more than just diseases, [in that] they're part of who we are. And we need to make sense of them as part of who we are.
I personally feel she's way off, however, with this:
I think part of it [mind-body medicine] will always remain by design and by desire outside of the mainstream because large parts of it want to be the face of medicine that defies what the mainstream says is possible. It wants to resist and rebel and offer alternatives. I think there would be huge disappointment if it were ever really embraced by the mainstream, because it would have ceased to be that rebellious other that people perhaps need.
No doubt this is true of some proponents of mind-body medicine but I feel it's a ridiculous generalization to make. Me, I yearn for this to become mainstream. I hate having to talk to doctors who make you feel like you're from Mars if you suggest that your emotional state is actually an important part of your physical reality. I want it to be mainstream because until it is, the truth of the mind-body connection remains far too underappreciated and misunderstood.