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Toward a New Metaphysics of Medicine

Toward a New Metaphysics of Medicine

 Science and philosophy must flourish together, for it is not possible to be deeply informed in one without an equal understanding of the other. –Manly P. Hall, Words to the Wise by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Modern science is not always what it claims to be. It is increasingly faith-based, it is not conducive to freethinking, and medicine in […]

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Interview with CEO of Shirley MacLaine.com

Interview with CEO of Shirley MacLaine.com

December 2014 – Brit Elders, CEO of Shirley MacLaine.com, interviews Dr Larry Malerba. Their thoughtful discussion covers a variety of topics including health, healing, homeopathy, the nature of suppression, and Dr Malerba’s newest book, Metaphysics & Medicine. Listen Now

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The Impact of Neglecting Medical Philosophy

The Impact of Neglecting Medical Philosophy

Adapted from Dr. Larry Malerba’s new book, Metaphysics & Medicine: Restoring Freedom of Thought to the Art and Science of Healing. For quite some time now, freedom of thought has been under siege within the medical profession. More often than not, the war against new ideas is justified in the name of science. When a discipline like science becomes so […]

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Arnica to the Rescue

Arnica to the Rescue

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Known for its remarkable healing properties, Arnica montana has been used for centuries to treat the effects of accidents and injuries. The name refers to the genus and species of the yellow flowering plant, which is endemic to the mountains of Central Europe. This plant is sometimes referred to as Leopard’s Bane and is […]

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Homeopathy in the U.S. Slide Show

Homeopathy in the U.S. Slide Show

This Huffington Post slideshow presents a brief overview of the history of homeopathic medicine in the United States. Homeopathy was formulated by a German physician more than 200 years ago and came to America in 1825. At its peak there were 22 homeopathic medical schools and more than 100 homeopathic hospitals in the U.S. Homeopathy in America experienced a decline […]

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A Veteran with PTSD Gets Help From Homeopathy

A Veteran with PTSD Gets Help From Homeopathy

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Any chronic mental, emotional, or physical problem that results from severe trauma can be likened to a stubborn energetic vortex that refuses to release the suffering individual from its pull. Traumatic events, like the ones that trigger most cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can easily throw the bioenergetic life force into disarray. Homeopathic treatment […]

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The Homeopathic Option for Whooping Cough

The Homeopathic Option for Whooping Cough

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Epidemiological evidence indicates that whooping cough (pertussis) is on the rise in the U.S. this year. Given the general ineffectiveness of conventional medical treatment once a person has contracted the illness, it is incumbent upon the medical profession to consider other options. One such option with a long-standing clinical track record for reducing the duration […]

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The True Causes of ADHD

The True Causes of ADHD

By Larry Malerba, DO – There is no one causative factor that can be ascribed to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a complex and multifactorial spectrum of problems. The tendency for mainstream medicine to attribute ADHD to faulty brain chemistry is a false premise and gross oversimplification that comes from its limited reductionistic perspective and its desire to […]

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Homeopathic Help for Head Injuries

Homeopathic Help for Head Injuries

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – With the increasing participation of America’s youth in many different sports, often at very young ages, the issue of head injuries and their impact is receiving a great deal of attention. The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries in the U.S each year. And this doesn’t even take […]

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How Suppression Causes Chronic Illness

How Suppression Causes Chronic Illness

By Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Most doctors and patients have some awareness of the concept of suppression as it applies to medicine – but what is it really and what impact does it have upon health? The average person tends to describe suppression in immunologic terms; in other words, it is believed to be a type of weakening of the […]

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Medical Marijuana: The Pros and Cons

Medical Marijuana: The Pros and Cons

By: Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – I want to review some of the pros and cons, as I see them, of marijuana use and abuse. I’ve considered myself particularly qualified to weigh in on the subject ever since my philosophy professor pointed out to me as a college freshman that the Italian derivation of my name, Mal-erb-a, can be interpreted […]

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A Healing Vision for the Future

A Healing Vision for the Future

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – With the end of the Mayan calendar now upon us, I would like to offer some thoughts regarding where we have been, where we are going, and what this may all mean for our present lives and the future of humankind. The more aware we are about the choices we make, the less likely we […]

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The Paradox of the Wounded Healer

The Paradox of the Wounded Healer

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Archeologists recently discovered yet another ancient sanctuary dedicated to Asklepios thanks to a road construction project about 125 miles north of Athens in Greece. Over 300 such temples have been previously identified all across Europe and Northern Africa. While many are familiar with Hippokrates, the father of medicine, few are aware of Asklepios, the […]

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TED Sparks Debate Over Science and Scientism

TED Sparks Debate Over Science and Scientism

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Recent developments within the TEDx conference (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) community of organizers are indicative of a rising tide of intolerance in the world of science. Historically, TED has provided an influential forum for cutting edge ideas that may not otherwise have had a fair hearing in the public arena. Recent events, however, should […]

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Homeopathy for Sprains and Strains

Homeopathy for Sprains and Strains

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – If one were to follow the prevailing wisdom regarding injuries to muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments, one would apply ice to the affected region in the acute phase, heat in the later stages, and administer painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs for symptomatic relief. This protocol stems from conventional medicine’s one-size-fits-all desire for uniformity. Problems can occur, […]

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The Criminalization of Pain

The Criminalization of Pain

by Amy Cavanaugh – Prior to his diagnosis, my husband was a pain patient due to a car accident. The neurologic damage he sustained caused migraines, tremors, and chronic pain. In order to have a quality of life, Keith avoided opiates and prescription pain medications and relied upon cannabis for pain management. He preferred cannabis for pain because pain pills tended to […]

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My Gift to the Aina

My Gift to the Aina

We are grateful for this wonderful contribution from Jessica Montana, LAc. She has graciously agreed to share a prayer ceremony that she performed at Haleakala Crater, at the mouth of the volcano in Haleakala National Park, before the grand opening of Green Medicine Maui, her holistic practice in Hawaii. These beautiful words of humility, reverence, and wisdom can serve as […]

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Is Modern Medicine More Science or Religion?

Is Modern Medicine More Science or Religion?

By Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Is modern medicine more science or religion? Medicine projects the image of scientific rigor but has all the hallmarks of a system of religious belief. The practical consequence of its insular perspective is the dead-end system of Western medical materialism that we have today. Repair of the physical body is erroneously equated with healing. […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar: the Everything Tonic

Apple Cider Vinegar: the Everything Tonic

by Jessica Montana, LAc – The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are almost humorous in their breadth. Apple cider vinegar is known to help everything from supporting weight loss, to relieving urinary tract infections, and fighting mold and odors of all sorts. It alkalizes the body, clears the skin, and improves immunity and general well-being. The list of common […]

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St Johns Wort Not Just for Depression

St Johns Wort Not Just for Depression

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – In this age of antidepressant overprescribing, popular herbal preparations of St Johns Wort have become an excellent first line of defense in mild depression for those concerned about pharmaceutical side effects. But did you know that a diluted homeopathic form of St Johns Wort is highly useful for a wide variety of additional health-related […]

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What Is the Green Medicine Revolution? (Part III)

What Is the Green Medicine Revolution? (Part III)

Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – One Size Does Not Fit All: The rising green revolution will not settle for the conventional medical status quo. Green medicine transcends the cookie-cutter model that erroneously believes that most, if not all, persons with the same medical condition should respond to the same treatment. It seeks to improve upon the pharmaceutical/surgical tunnel vision of corporate medicine […]

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Flu Flu Everywhere! And Not a Shot to Spare?

Flu Flu Everywhere! And Not a Shot to Spare?

Contributing writer, Shelley Tzorfas, makes an impassioned plea to be wary of the promises of safety and protection that supposedly come with the latest vaccines marketed by PhRMA. It is better to be informed and safe than uninformed and sorry. Almost everywhere you go there are signs that flu season is here. Not symbolic signs like runny noses, but literal […]

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Dream for Mother Earth

Dream for Mother Earth

The recent celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day should cause us all to pause and reflect for a moment. In this courageous, powerful, and prescient piece, guest blogger, Oriethyia, brings us a message from a dream that she received. It is a message of hope regarding the trajectory of the planet we inhabit and the role we can […]

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Of Dogs, Dreams, Death and Dying

Of Dogs, Dreams, Death and Dying

by Larry Malerba, DO – I’m pretty confident that the longevity of our beloved family German Shepherd was due to a lifetime of homeopathic health care. Early on, she had shown signs of being a little skittish but, thankfully, we found that an occasional dose of homeopathic Gelsemium always worked to set her straight no matter what the problem seemed to […]

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Isn’t it Time to Occupy Big Medicine?

Isn’t it Time to Occupy Big Medicine?

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – With all the buzz surrounding the specter of cataclysmic change that may soon be upon us as the Mayan calendar comes to an end in December, it’s a good time to take stock of life here on planet Earth. While doomsday predictions will no doubt garner much of the attention from the mainstream media, […]

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Medical Apartheid is Dividing Healthcare

Medical Apartheid is Dividing Healthcare

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Let’s face it, we have created an increasingly divided medical system that resembles a form of apartheid. This medical apartheid is, not surprisingly, a reflection of the polarized society in which we live. The etymology of the term “apart-heid” essentially translates into “separate” “hood.” The unnatural divide has reached extreme proportions as the balance […]

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What Is the Green Medicine Revolution? (Part II)

What Is the Green Medicine Revolution? (Part II)

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – A green medical approach seeks innovation and is open to all healing methodologies, new or old, Western or Eastern, left-brained or right. Green medicine brings together the best of conventional and alternative resources. It is not about eliminating one in favor of the other. It is about achieving a balanced approach that seeks unity but […]

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Homeopathy: A Time-Tested Flu Treatment

Homeopathy: A Time-Tested Flu Treatment

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – If you are looking for a safe and reliable flu treatment, then perhaps homeopathy is for you. My own clinical experience of 20 years has repeatedly confirmed the safety and effectiveness of homeopathic treatment for the flu. Not to be confused with the term “holistic,” which means any approach to health that takes into account the […]

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First U.S. Homeopathic Medical School Since 1920s

First U.S. Homeopathic Medical School Since 1920s

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – The American Medical College of Homeopathy’s (AMCofH) new four-year doctoral program is the first of its kind in the country and will provide the most comprehensive homeopathic medical training in North America. The college will matriculate its first freshman class for this unique program beginning in 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. On December 29, 2010, the […]

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The Bioenergetic Basis of Illness (Part II)

The Bioenergetic Basis of Illness (Part II)

By: Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – In Part I we discussed how some of the energy of a moving car is transferred to the persons in the vehicle after a crash. Thus, we can conceptualize whiplash, for example, as more than just physical trauma since it also manifests as a result of energy becoming locked, so to speak, in the […]

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