A SELF-CARE INSTITUTE
Our Founder, Dr. Martha Mathews Libster, Ph.D., a native of Ohio, USA, is a healthcare reformer, program designer, and consultant who specializes in integrative health education for the public and health professionals, self-care support programs, and medical science liaison programs in herbal medicine. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse psychotherapist, author and historian, herbalist, and inspirational trainer known for her pioneering work in nurse-herbalism, her Elements of Care™ system of integrative health, Science of Energy Flow® foot reflexology, and The Bamboo Bridge health culture diplomacy. She is an improvisational poet, the award-winning author of Herbal Diplomats™, six other books, and numerous professional articles. Dr. Libster is the Founder and Creative Director of Golden Apple Healing Arts, a Self-Care Institute, and Golden Apple Publications. She has been inspired by people and plants her whole life, surprising her family at age 3 when she asked for artichokes for her birthday dinner!
As experts in Health Care Reform, Golden Apple Healing Arts strives to improve communications, understanding, the exchange between cultures, and draw upon all health resources when addressing tough health problems that challenge us all.
Best in Gentle Medicine
Care Consultations for Infants to Elders
Training for Health Professionals
Summer Camp for Budding Healers
The Elements of Care™
The Bamboo Bridge Global Tea House
A Unique Plant Perspective
Plants are a vital part of the healing practices of the people of the world. They are a part of modern bio-medicine and ancient healing traditions. Wise people of many cultures have prophesied that the 21st century would be a time when people would find greater ways to integrate traditions and emerging science.
Dr. Martha and the Golden Apple Healing Arts team offer a unique plant perspective rooted in a broad base of botanical understanding from the clinical and biomedical inquiry of plant constituents to the holistic energetic applications of botanical healing knowledge gained from participating in plant-human partnerships.
"Our medical science touches only the surface of things, not the source. The only disease is unconsciousness."
~ Sri Aurobindo