The History of Medicine, Part 2

TRACY LATZ MD continues on from her previous article about the history of alternative medicine. Here she describes THE SEVEN CAUSES AND CURES OF DISEASE according to the 15th-16th century physician/alchemist Paracelsus who wandered through Europe, Africa and Asia in order to find and resurrect, in the West, the ancient Hermetic writings and philosophies on…

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The History of Medicine, Part 1

According to Sir William Osler, Imhotep was the real Father of Medicine, about 4,000 years ago, writes TRACY LATZ MD. 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,…

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Putting The Spirit Back Into Herbal Medicine

by Ishtar Dingir Hippocrates has a lot answer for, in my opinion. It was the 5th century Greek so-called Father of Medicine that separated out the physical from the spiritual in medicine. So after that, pills, potions and elixirs were created solely to cure a physical ailment with no recognition of the more holistic aspect…

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