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  • Does anyone have any info on the the folk medicine topics of “Talking Out the Fire” or Fire doctors?

    Question by siete_diablos: Does anyone have any info on the the folk medicine topics of “Talking Out the Fire” or Fire doctors?
    When I was a youngster I burned my arm badly when I spilled a pan of boiling water on my arm. My Grandpa took to a man that lived back this small hollow that was known as a fire or burn doctor. He took my my arm and recited some verse (could have been from the Bible, but I was very and don’t remember all the details). After rubbbing his hands lightly over the burn the pain ceased and the blisters seemed to disappear before my eyes. I later asked my Grandpa if this guy was a witch or something and he just laughed and said some day he would explain it all to me. My Grandpa passed before I got my answers, as has the the old man at the head of the hollow. I have found that few people have heard of this type of “folk medicine” and would like to learn more.

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    Answer by Ohio Healer
    I found quite a few sites doing a google search of “talking out the fire folk medicine”; however, they all required subscriptions! Most of them were journals. Perhaps your library would have access to them either in print or on line. I hope you continue to research this, it sounds like a lovely tradition to pass on to your children.

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  • Starting an inside herb “garden”?

    Question by Amanda Byebee: Starting an inside herb “garden”?
    I really love fresh herbs, but since I live in an apartment complex I am not allowed to garden besides hanging some things on the railing of my balcony. Are there any kind of herbs that do well growing in a pot that don’t need constant direct sunlight? Thanks

    Best answer:

    Answer by shooter1
    Look at this site:

    I have never used them so I can’t verify their seed quality or customer service adequacy. I’m sure there are other sites as well; I just didn’t continue the search.

    Good luck and enjoy!

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  • Naturopathic Medicine Schools – What are they?

    Article by C. Bailey-Lloyd

    While many high school students will enter traditional colleges at summer’s end, quite a few (students) will be taking a different educational path by enrolling in a naturopathic medicine school. What are they? Naturopathic medicine schools are designed to prepare students to become naturopathic physicians.

    To establish a concise idea about what naturopathic medicine is, naturopathic medicine schools base their natural health teachings on the following six principles [1]:

    First do no harm (primum non nocere)The healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae)Discover and treat the cause, not just the effect (tolle causam)Treat the whole person (tolle totum)The Physician is a teacher (docere)Prevention is the best cure

    Now that you’ve got a small overview, you can easily understand what the primary teachings at a naturopathic medicine school entail. Founded on philosophies of natural health and healing, naturopathic medicine schools provide education and training in a variety of natural modalities including but not limited to acupuncture; bodywork; clinical nutrition; counseling; herbal medicine; homeopathy; and other natural therapy education.

    Naturopathic medicine schools frequently offer non-degree and degree programs to prospective students. Some common courses that act as a continuing education for those seeking to brush up on, or enhance their professional skills in naturopathic medicine may involve plant medicine; homeopathic medicine; hydrotherapy; philosophies in naturopathic medicine; and Oriental Medicine – to name just a few.

    Students who desire to become Naturopathic Medicine primary care health care providers must enroll in a degree program. Prerequisites often include college-level coursework in a variety of topics including biology, chemistry and physics. Naturopathic medicine schools ordinarily provide a four-year Naturopathic Medical Degree (N.D. – Naturopathic Doctor) program that encompasses in-depth studies similar to that of a traditional medical college or school – the difference being that future practitioners of naturopathic medicine will place a chief emphasis on natural, preventive medicine and natural therapies as opposed to conventional medical treatments.

    Students who are enrolled in a naturopathic medicine school are often encouraged to pursue a dual degree in Oriental medicine and acupuncture to better accommodate their professional practice in the future. In addition to clinical training, students enrolled in a degree program at a naturopathic medicine school can anticipate a complete curriculum in anatomy; biology; biochemistry; botanical medicine; communications; homeopathy; microbiology; pathology; physiology; pharmacology in botanical medicine; Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and many other relevant studies.

    As with most health care professions, students who have successfully completed a naturopathic medicine school course and have achieved all necessary requirements to become a naturopathic medicine doctor can expect lucrative earnings and ample career opportunities for years to come.

    If you are thinking about enrolling in a Naturopathic Medicine School to attain your education in naturopathic medicine, feel free to visit the Natural Healing Directory at for more information.


    Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine: Naturopathic Philosophy

    ©08/30/2006 – Naturopathic Medicine Schools – What are they?

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    C. Bailey-Lloyd is the Public Relations Director & Writer for — Your source of information for Naturopathic Schools; Natural Health Schools; and other Alternative Medicine Schools.

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