In this age of increasing environmental toxicity and degradation, medicine must rise to meet the healthcare challenges of our time. Modern medicine has strayed from the fundamental truth that everything is interconnected, but healthcare professionals are starting to understand the concept of "Ecological medicine" as the answer to this burning question: Can we solve our public health crisis by returning to our roots?
Ecological medicine is based in the understanding that the health of individuals is intrinsically linked to the health of communities, ecosystems and the entire biosphere. A wide range of movements — from integrative healthcare and natural medicine to public health advocacy and environmental justice — are carving the path for a more holistic approach in the new millennium.
The Deep Medicine Circle is a land back project dedicated to restoring societal and individual health degraded by capitalism and colonialism. In this interview, DMC Executive Director, Dr Rupa Marya, talks about how critical it is to reestablish the place of indigenous peoples as leaders in their ancestral lands.
In light of the pandemic, we’re releasing a free downloadable PDF of our 2004 Bioneers book: Ecological Medicine: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves, which could hardly be more relevant right now.