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"The revival interest in herbal medicine is a worldwide phenomenon."~Mark Blumenthal, Executive Director of the American Botanical Council

"What commercial drug dealer is going to want to prove that saw palmetto is better than his multimillion dollar drug, when you and I can go to Florida and harvest our own saw palmetto?" James Duke, Ph.D., a scientist and USDA specialist in the area of herbal medicine

"With the growing recognition of the value of herbs, it is surely time to examine the professional therapeutic use of these herbs. There are profound changes happening in the American culture and herbal medicine, 'green medicine,' is playing an ever-increasing role in people's experience of this transformation."~David Hoffman, past President of the American Herbalist Guild

"The long-term benefit of homeopathy to the patient is that it not only alleviates the presenting symptoms but it reestablishes internal order at the deepest levels and thereby provides a lasting cure."~George Vithoulkas, Director, Athenian School of Homeopathic Medicine

"The highest ideal of cure is the speedy, gentle, and enduring restoration of health by the most trustworthy and least harmful way."~Samuel Hahnemann, founder of Homeopathy

"Homeopathy has been of tremendous value in reversing diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, bronchial asthma, epilepsy, skin eruptions, allergic conditions, mental or emotional disorders, especially if applied at the onset of the disease."~George Vithoulkas, Director, Athenian School of Homeopathic Medicine
"The quick use of remedies, such as Aconite, Bryonia, and/or Belladonna, have been a great help in alleviating the acute symptoms of colds."~Robert D. Milne, M.D., of Las Vegas, Nevada

"Disease preys on a weak and malnourished mind."~Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.D.

"Nutrition is the only remedy that can bring full recovery and can be used with any treatment. Remember, food is our best medicine!"~Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.D.

"I believe there is more to be revealed in the iris than man will ever know."~Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.D.

"I believe there is more to be revealed in the iris than man will ever know."~Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.D.

"Iridology has been something of an orphan. No healing art in particular has seen fit to adopt it, to be identified with it. It is a fact of life that most new concepts are at first rebuffed. I have found iridology to be a most useful tool. Married to nutrition, it has been indispensable in practice. As with nutrition and all things ahead of their time, I believe, iridology's day in the sun is in the process of arriving." Dr. Donald V. Bodeen, chiropractor and doctor or iridology

"All cure starts from within out, from the head down, and in the reverse order as the symptoms appeared."~Hering's Law of Cure

Magnetic Field Therapy:

"Scientifically designed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies, however, have not been done to substantiate claims of there being different effects between positive and negative magnetic poles."~John Zimmerman,Ph.D., president of Bio-Electro-Magnetics Institute

"Magnetic field therapy is a method that penetrates the whole human body and can treat every organ without chemical side effects."Wolfgang Ludwig,Sc.D.,Ph.D.,Director of the Institute for Biophysics in Horn, Germany

"Symptoms of cardiac atherosclerosis and brain atherosclerosis have been observed to disappear after six to eight weeks of nightly exposure to a negative static magnetic field."~William H. Philpott, M.D.

"A negative magnetic field can function like an antibiotic in helping to destroy bacterial, fungal, and viral infections by promoting oxygenation and lowering the body's acidity."~William H. Philpott, M.D.

Massage Therapy:

"The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing."~Hippocrates, The "Father of Modern Medicine"

"For rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose, and loosen a joint that is too rigid."~Hippocrates, The "Father of Modern Medicine"

"The object of massage is to disperse the effete matters found in the muscles and not expelled by exercise."~Avicenna, Arab philosopher and physician wrote this in his Canon

Mind/Body Medicine:

"Since the philosopher Descartes separated a transcendent and nonmaterial mind from the material and mechanical operations of the body, science has been concerned with ever more accurately resolving the body into its component parts."~Dr. James S. Gordon,M.D., Director of the Center for Mind/Body Studies
"it's literally as if bits of brain are rooted thrughout our bodies."~Dr. Candace Pert,Ph.D., National Institute of Mental health

"A cheerful heart is good mdicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones."~Proverbs 17:22

"Neuropeptides and receptors ae bochemica correlates of emotions."~Dr. Candace Pert, Ph.D., Georgetown University

"Conditioning is a powerful bridge between mind and body." ~Joan Borysenko,Ph.D.

"Viruses use the same receptors (as a neuropeptide) to enter into a cell, and depending on how much of the natural peptde for that receptor is around, the virus wil have an easier or harder time getting into the cell."~Dr. Candace Pert,Ph.D., Georgetown University

Meditation Therapy:

"Meditation helps to keep us from identifying with the 'movies of the mind."~Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

"The more complicated the world gets and the more intrusive it becomes on our personal psychological space and privacy, the more important it will be to practice non-doing."~Dr. Kabat-Zinn

Music Therapy:

"Simply put, music can heal people."~Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev)
"I regard music therapy as a tool of great power in many neurological diseases-Parkinson's and Alzheimer's-because of its unique capacity to organize or reorganize cerebral function when it has been damaged."~Oliver Sacks, M.D.

"(Music therapy) can make the difference between withdrawal and awareness, between isolation and interaction, between chronic pain and comfort-between demoralization and dignity."~Barbara Crowe, past president of the National Association for Music Therapy

"Music therapy has been an invaluable tool with many of our rehabilitation patients. There is no question that the relationship of music and medicine will blossom because of the advent of previously unavailable techniques that can now show the effects of music."~Mathew Lee, Acting Director, Rusk Institute, New York

"Almost all children respond to music. Music is an open-sesame, and if you can use it carefully and appropriately, you can reach into that child's potential for development."~Dr. Clive Robbins, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Clinic

"Music therapy is much more complicated than playing records in nursing homes. Therapists are trained in psychology, group interaction, and the special needs of the elderly."~Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev)

"(Rhythm) is there in the cycles of the seasons, in the migrations of the birds and animals, in the fruiting and withering of plants, and in the birth, maturation and death of ourselves." Holistic Alternatives ~[hart told a senate panel studying music therapy] -Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead

Naturopathic Medicine:

"To the uninformed, naturopathic medicine, as well as the entire concept of natural medicine, appears to be a fad that will soon pass away. To the informed, however, it is quite clear that naturopathic medicine is at the forefront of the future."
Holistic Alternatives ~Michael Murray, N.D.

"This illustrates the paradigm shift that is occurring in medicine. What was once scoffed at is now becoming generally accepted as an effective alternative. In fact, in most instances the naturopathic alternative offers significant benefit over standard medical practices. Undoubtedly in the future many of the concepts, philosophies, and practices of naturopathy will be vindicated. Certainly the future looks bright for naturopathic medicine."Holistic Alternatives ~Michael Murray, N.D.

"During the last ten or twenty years there has been a literal explosion of information in the scientific literature supporting the use of natural medicine." Holistic Alternatives ~Michael Murray, N.D.

Orthomolecular Medicine:

"Our physical bodies are made up of water, fat, protein, carbohydrates, and similar substances. Therefore, it's logical to expect that if something is wrong with our bodies, proper manipulation of the elements of which they are made will be a major factor in reestablishing health." Holistic Alternatives ~Jonathan Wright, M.D., Kent, Washington

"It takes approximately forty years for innovative thought to be incorporated into mainstream thought. I expect and hope that orthomolecular medicine, within the next five to ten years, will cease to be a specialty in medicine and that all physicians will be using nurition as an essential tool in treating disease." Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D

"We need a paradigm shift, and I think it's beginning to occur. Nutrition needs to be looked at, not as a means of preventing specific deficiency diseases, but as a means of contributing to the overall health of the person and his or her resistance to chronic diseases." Holistic Alternatives ~Richard P. Huemer, M.D., Vancouver, Washington
"We need to start looking for the optimum levels of nutrients necessary for optimum health instead of the minimum amount needed to prevent diseases. This is going to produce a big upsurge in human health in the next twenty years." Holistic Alternatives ~Richard P. Huemer, M.D., Vancouver, Washington

Therapeutic Touch:

"Therapeutic touch is a contemporary interpretation of several ancient healing practices in which the practitioners consciously direct or sensitively modulate human energies."~Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N., Professor Emeritus at New York University

"The medicine of the future will be energy medicine, and chemical medicine will be a subset of medicine as a whole. Probably 80 percent of medicine will be energy medicine, and 20 percent chemical medicine." Holistic Alternatives ~Robert Jacobs, N.M.D., D.Hom. (Med), of London, England

"The problem here is a very practical one. Research costs money, and the skilled practitioners of these methods are busy working as doctors, not as researchers to a high enough level of competency in these methods for the research to be effective. Yet if some enterprising body were to give sympathetic and careful attention to our claims, then I feel we would discover that we have an undreamed of tool available to us which I'm sure can be further extended and refined." Holistic Alternatives ~Anthony Scott-Morley, D.Sc., Ph.D., M.D. (alt. med), of Dorset, England


"The Trust has already carried out successfully trials on the benefits of yoga for maturity-onset diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. And it is currently embarking on a long-term study into the effects of yoga on aging." Holistic Alternatives ~Richard Munro, Ph.D., of Cambridge, England

"Yoga cannot cure every condition, but it can substantially help most of them."~Richard Munro, Ph.D., of Cambridge, England
"The safest and most reliable way to use Hatha yoga therapeutically is to follow a balanced program of postures that will have an overall normalizing and health inducing effect." Rudolph Ballentine, M.D."Oh, the powers of nature! She knows what we need, and the doctors know nothing." Holistic Alternatives ~Benvenuto Cellini

"The competent physician, before he attempts to give medicine to te patient, makes himself acquainted not only with the disease, but also with the habits and constitution of the sick man." Holistic Alternatives ~Cicero

"Don't ask the doctor, ask the patient."~Yiddish proverb

"He's the best physician who know the worthlessness of most medicines." Holistic Alternatives ~Benjamin Franklin

"Only freedom from prejudice and tireless zeal avail for the most holy of the endeavours of mankind, the practice of the true art of healing." Holistic Alternatives ~Samuel Hahnemann, Founder of Homeopathy (1755-1843)


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