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Natural Healing | Moyenda Research and Healing Institute

In this six part series, Natural Healers In History, we research and explore the lives and legacies of medical pioneers who have reshaped our understanding of health and wellness with profound contributions in holistic healing methodologies.

This first article uncovers the ancient origins of holistic healing, tracing its roots back to ancient civilizations and indigenous practices.

In our following articles, we will delve into the pioneering work of:

  • Dr. Sebi, a champion of alkaline diets and holistic wellness.

  • Dr. Max Gerson, renowned for his emphasis on nutrition in combating diseases.

  • Arnold Ehret's legacy of Mucusless Diets and detoxification techniques.

  • Robert Morris's integrative approach to ancient wisdom and modern science.


The beginnings of natural healing stretch back to ancient civilizations, where reverence for nature's gifts laid the groundwork for holistic wellness.

Ancient healers from diverse cultures understood the profound link between humans and their environment.

From the Ayurvedic traditions of India to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, a theme of balance and harmony permeated their healing philosophies.

Herbal remedies, acupuncture and energy flow systems like Qi were integral components of these early healing arts.

One of the earliest documented natural healers was Imhotep, an Egyptian polymath revered as a deity of healing.

His holistic approach intertwined herbal medicine, therapeutic massage and spiritual rituals; emphasizing the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit.

Imhotep's teachings left an indelible mark on generations of healers in ancient civilizations.

In Greece, the renowned Hippocrates, often hailed as the father of Western medicine, advocated for a holistic view of health.

His timeless words encapsulate the essence of natural healing principles, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." 

Hippocratic physicians focused on lifestyle interventions, dietary considerations and physical activity as means to prevent and treat ailments; laying a solid foundation for preventive medicine.

Across continents, indigenous cultures safeguarded traditional healing wisdom through oral traditions and passing down herbal knowledge.

Shamans, medicine men and wise women were esteemed for their ability to connect with nature and harness its healing energies.

The advent of written language played a pivotal role in preserving and disseminating medical wisdom.

Ancient manuscripts such as the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, Indian Ayurvedic texts and Greek Corpus Hippocraticum codified medical practices; encompassing herbal remedies, dietary recommendations and therapeutic methodologies.

As civilizations thrived, the exchange of medical knowledge flourished along trade routes and cultural interactions.

The Silk Road, for instance, not only facilitated trade but also served as a conduit for sharing medicinal herbs, spices and healing techniques across continents.

The emergence of empires led to the establishment of medical schools in ancient Greece, Rome and Persia; marking milestones in formal medical education.

Nevertheless, grassroots healers persisted, preserving traditional healing arts that prioritized holistic well-being.

In the Americas, indigenous healers like the Aztec Ticitl practiced Curanderismo; blending herbal medicine, spiritual rituals and energy work.

Similarly, Native American healers utilized plants such as sage, cedar and tobacco in healing ceremonies; demonstrating profound respect for nature's healing prowess.

Let us conclude by celebrating the enduring legacy of ancient healing traditions in modern holistic medicine.

While advancements have expanded our medical understanding, the timeless wisdom of natural healing continues to resonate; reminding us of our intrinsic connection to the natural world.

In our next article, we delve into the pioneering work of Dr. Sebi, a champion of alkaline diets and holistic wellness.

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