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Doctor: Scientist, Philosopher? A Healer's Role in Society

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Michelle Brock

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In ancient times, the role of the medical doctor was not just to be a scientist, but also a philosopher, priest, role model, and sage. In order to be a "healer", all areas of a person's wellness needed to be addressed- mind, and spirit as well as body. A healer's duty was to serve all of humanity and connect his or her patients to heaven and the realm of spirit to facilitate healing. This is true in many cultures, including the classical "golden era" of Chinese medicine as well as indigineous Shamanic practices worldwide. Today, many doctors are merely scientists, with the focus solely on the body. Join me as I talk with Nicholas Sieben, an acupunturist and healer, about the role of the healer in society both historically and today, and how systems like Chinese Medicine are designed to serve the body, mind, and spirit. 

Nicholas Sieben, MS, L.Ac. has been a healer for over ten years. He enjoys working with people on issues of physical, mental-emotional and spiritual health. He's had an eclectic training, having studied acupuncture with a Taoist priest who was apprentice to the herbalist of the last emperor of China. He's also studied Shamanism, dietary therapy and various eastern spiritual traditions. He is also a Reiki Master.