For centuries, Self-care and creating healing environments with healing plants and the 5 elements of fire, air, water, earth, and ether, have been foundational to the healing traditions of peoples of all races, creeds, and cultures seeking to promote balance in body and peace of mind, emotions, and spirit. Plants still are a vital part of the healing practices of the peoples of the world. They are a vital 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. Research has found this to be true in people's Self-care practices.
Ivy League Herbal Diplomats®, Medical Science Liaisons, and Instructors have a broad base of understanding about non-pharmacological self-care and partnership with healing plants. The Ivy League includes knowledge from the clinical and biomedical inquiry into plant constituents to the holistic, multidimensional and spiritual applications of plant knowledge gained from participating in the plant partnership!
Ivy League Mission:
Restore Best Practices in Self-Care - A Healing Tradition.
Transform and Reform Health Care by Teaching Elements of Care program of Self-care
Promote Informed Health Decision Making
Advance Integrative Holistic Care and Non-Drug Solutions
Inspire Children, Families, and Communities About Partnership with Healing Plants
Like the ivy plant, (Hedera helix) the Ivy League is evergreen and ever-connected. It is a national “vine” that provides sustainable infrastructure for reform of the American healthcare system in which the public embraces Self-care as a right and responsibility. The platform and goal for the design of self-care and self-healing strategies is the balance of the five elements of Self: Fire, Air, Water, Earth, and Ether using Dr. Martha's Elements of Care™ program.
A 5-minute Documentary Program to Inspire Connection with Plants for High School Students Interested in Health Careers.
Funded by the NC Arts. Council.