" If we look to ancient Greek medicine we can see how healing was approached by some of the great philosphers and healers of that time. In one of Plato's dialogues a young man named Charmides complains about a headache. He would like a certain drug; but Socrates explains to him at length that this simple treatment is not adequate. ' To treat the head by itself, apart from the body as a whole,' he says, ' is utter folly. ' A Thracian physician had once described the ideal approach to him.
You ought not to attempt to cure the eyes
Or head without body,
So you should not treat body
-from The Sustainable Herbalist;
The Sustainable Life
by Candis Hope Kirjales