AMERICAN INDIAN HEALING
This book is written
because I have had the pleasure of meeting so many beautiful people
who have taken my classes, workshops and seminars. Unfortunately,
the class times are limited. so I have always walked away wishing
that I had more time, and always wondered what I might have forgotten
to say. After many years of student requests to put this information
in book form, I finally found the time and economic backing to do
I have always
taught people that my classes and knowledge have just one goal in
mind; To improve the quality and quantity of all life. In my mind,
American Indian Healing embraces the mind, body and spirit of all
My teaching and
concerns extend to Mother Earth, her needs and all of her creatures.
We are inherently connected to our Earth Mother. Our sickness or
our health depends on the condition of the Earth. We have all been
miseducated to believe that humans have a right to do anything we
please to our Mother Earth under the label of "national security",
"research," or "progress."
I have never suggested
that Native Indian knowledge guarantees life without death, but
rather that there are natural alternatives known to the Indians
that have, for too long, been repressed. Most aggravating to me
is that ignorance, racism and American medical doctors have referred
to most Indian knowledge as "folklore." To an Indian mind,
"folklore" implies that our native way is "mystical,"
"magical," "superstitious" and "could never
being a nurse for over thirty years, watching the "White Manís
Way," while ever comparing the native approach to healing,
I concluded that what I teach has validity. I could not wait any
longer to try to convince people in the medical field to change
their thinking. My heritage goes back 70,000 years. The roots and
herbs were placed on the Planet Earth by the Creator, to reveal
the wisdom and the worth of natural ways of healing. The Native
Way doesnít result in high death rates, as do the effects and side
effects of chemical drugs.
The Native Way
teaches that true healing must include taking herbs, praying, fasting,
removing mental negativity, visualizing, balancing vitamins and
minerals in the body, and living in harmony with the Earth. A complete
natural approach to healing also utilizes other holistic disciplines
such as acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology and Chiropractic,
to strengthen the individual.
Gone are the days
that humans can blindly trust medical doctors, as if they are some
arrogant gods. Doctors conspire with drug companies and medical
insurance companies in a mighty money-making scheme, which some
people are intelligent enough to examine. Doctors assume that the
"risk of side effects does not outweigh the benefit" a
drug can perform. Medicine Men, Medicine Women and knowledgeable
herbal therapists know that if a drug "helps" the heart
but destroys the kidneys or liver, that drug is bad medicine.
I donít care how
great you may think your doctor is, never be afraid to get another
opinion, and carefully read the information about side effects which
you can obtain at your pharmacy. People must be responsible for
their own health, and natural alternatives work when they are intelligently
utilized. I do not tell people not to go to a doctor. I only suggest
that they try some natural ways first. A broken bone must be set
by an orthopedic doctor, but there are herbs which can hasten the
healing process, which most orthopedic surgeons know nothing about.
This book encompasses
many different approaches to healing. I hope it encourages you to
think, and not to be afraid to try Mother Natureís Medicine Chest.
In all my years of nursing, never have I seen one case of a person
arriving at an emergency hospital "DOA" due to ingestion
May this book
be enjoyed by all the people it is written for, and all the people
who have the knowledge and wisdom to read it.
the Great Spirit Bless You,