According to Sir William Osler, Imhotep was the real Father of Medicine (2980 BC) –about 4,000 years ago. “The first figure of a physician to stand out clearly from the mists of antiquity,” Imhotep diagnosed and treated over 200 diseases: 15 diseases of the abdomen, 29 of the eyes, 11 of the bladder, 10 of the rectum, and 18 of the skin, hair, nails and tongue. Imhotep treated gout, tuberculosis, appendicitis, gallstones, and arthritis. In addition to performing surgery and some dentistry, Imhotep extracted medicine from plants. He knew the position and function of the vital organs and circulation of the blood system. The Encyclopedia Britannica says, “The evidence afforded by Egyptian and Greek texts support the view that Imhotep’s reputation was very respected in early times…His prestige increased with the lapse of centuries and his temples in Greek times were the centers of medical teachings.”
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‘I am an integrative psychiatrist, holistic healer, Reiki master, color and sound therapist and co-author of 3 books and 2 meditation CDs aimed at getting people into their hearts and transforming for personal (and global) healing at the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual levels.
I was trained at a traditional medical school (Wake Forest University) after receiving a masters degree in biology/immunobiology (from Georgetown University). After practicing traditional psychiatric medicine for 5 years, I was also trained in ancient healing modalities and holistic healing at an Ancient Mystery School (Delphi University), certified in Mind-Body Medicine through the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, Level I and Level II training in Medical Qigong, and certified as a Bach Flower Essence practitioner. I continue to study holistic healing modalities.
I truly take a holistic approach and believe that there is a place for every modality that we have available to us- both modern and ancient techniques and approaches to healing. I do believe that [Read more…] about The Allopathic Vs. Holistic Medicine Debate