The documentary Native American Medicine compares and contrasts ancient and traditional Native American healing techniques with modern medicine. The film focuses on how many people have attempted to keep the ancient customs alive in the face of popular science. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Except for about 10 minutes where they actually spoke about the herbs and the aliments they cured, this was for all intents and purposes bogus. Way too much new age mumbo jumbo and not nearly enough information on the tribes and what they use or did use. The participants seemed for the most part over the top, more acting then actually living. But, hey, if you don't/didn't know how to smudge, you will after watching this, they spend more than half the movie talking about it.
I also got tired of the term 'native American'. We are NOT native American's, we are American Indians. Can't honestly say anyone should get this, yet it's alway has a very long wait. There has to be many disappointed folks out there.
Most of you seem to be missing the point. This is about the origins of Naturopathic medicine and the connection to present day practices.
We tried to get help from other American Indians ( John had control over this
script) but none wanted to put their side.
This was not a programme about A.I but made for the British market for student who were interested in natural medicine careers.
Modern courses teach from a book to a set format with, for the the most part , no referal to the origins.
If you want your story told , then give it to us, You will have control of the script.
This is a very uplifting film and good information about herbs. I'm a disabled veteran and my wife died at 42-years-old and my liver is damaged probably from the prescription drugs. I encourage everyone to learn about the use of natural medicines. The Creator put plants on this earth for us to use, not to make into patented pill form to profit from. The World Health Organization is trying to make herbals illegal and as our society grows worse, ordinary people need this milder herbal medicine. The Bible says in the first chapter of Genesis that all seeded plants are for our use and that would be for food and medicine. The Native Americans know this more than anyone. Pharmaceutical medicines have their uses, but the number of veterans dying from overdose and organ failure is rising! What the VA says is safe and what the FDA says is safe is often two vastly different things. Learn about herbals.