Since its inception over 200 years ago, homeopathy has been the target of almost constant antipathy from the prevailing school of orthodox medicine, yet it thrives—all across the globe—for a number of very good reasons.
Ibogaine, the primary alkaloid of iboga, a psychoactive African root bark, has been administered to thousands of people in the last three decades as an experimental medication in the treatment of substance use disorders, depression and other medical conditions. Unfortunately, the plant source may become endangered.
Activity in the medial prefrontal cortex was consistently decreased by psilocybin, which is of interest as this area has been observed to be hyperactive in people experiencing major depressive episodes. Mindfulness meditation has also been found to reduce activity in these same brain regions.
In 1996 someone gave me a book on the use of color and sound in healing. This was shortly after I had come across quantum physics and the notion that everything is vibration. It appeared to me at once that if everything is vibration, then treating vibration with vibration is logical and elegant. I began experimenting with a few of my massage therapy clients.
Modern science is not always what it claims to be. It is increasingly faith-based, it is not conducive to freethinking, and medicine in particular is hampered by this troubling trend. The rise of science in the West as the arbiter of truth roughly parallels the decline of philosophy. The capacity to think deeply on subjects of great weight has been gradually replaced by an unreflective faith in the facts brought to us by science.