47058Re: Move into new life
- Sep 5, 2006--- In CostaRicaLiving@yahoogroups.com, Fred Morgan <fmorgan@...>
>what we do. We can
> ... being too good
> can spell your demise as well. ... We as a specie are too good at
> easily cause the extinction of other species THAT WE DEPEND ON.Yes - we have gotten very, very good. What happening here allows
direct comparison (non-scientific) of both indigenous and "western
medical" approach to handling problems. As the Bribri curandero
himself says, "there's a time you can come see me for indigenous
approaches, and a time when you should get yourself to the Clinic."
Working with him and one of the people at the Hone Creek Clinic has
been very interesting. Both the MD and the Pharmacist at the Clinic
are now asking the folks who come there "what they're doing now",
and "how would you normally handle that?", and "why aren't you doing
that right now?" and they're listening and taking notes. And the
curandero is listening, and taking notes as well. There's lots of two-
way traffic over "the bridge".
We're still trying to find an American MD working in Peru who just
received a large award from the Ashoka Foundation for creating a
treatment protocol that includes both indigenous and western medical
techniques. Living in the jungle, he's been a little hard to find.
Sure like to get a copy of that protocol.
We have been looking for a retired MD who wants to get involved with
this type of a study. So far, there's been a great response from the
Clinic, and there are two EMTs on their way down here from Las Vegas
who are also community college instructors.
Co-Founder, El Puente - The Bridge
The Bridge provides educational assistance, food assistance, and
microloans mainly to indigenous people in the southeastern part of
Costa Rica. Our goal is to help people help themselves to self-
See us at http://www.elpuente-thebridge.org
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