Holisticprimarycare.net provides health-conscious readers and health care professionals with a credible source of scientifically-sound information on natural medicine and holistic health care. The site is an online extension of Holistic Primary Care-News for Health & Healing, a print publication that reaches approximately 100,000 physicians nationwide. Our website features a complete archive of all articles published in the print version of Holistic Primary Care since its launch 4 years ago, along with late-breaking news and many other online special features. Subscribers to Holisticprimarycare.net will also be able to download PDFs of all of our back issues, making the site a valuable resource for anyone interested in nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, mind-body therapies, Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other healing and self-care systems from around the world. Most of our content comes from continuing medical education conferences at which practitioners of natural medicine share science and clinical experience with their colleagues. This is augmented by investigative reporting on the politics and economics of holistic medicine.
By simultaneously serving both the medical community and the general public, we are helping to put doctors and their patients on the same page about natural and preventive medicine. In doing so, we hope that in some small way, we are helping to heal the patient-practitioner relationship to the benefit of all.
Meg Sinclair developed an interest in holistic health care at an early age, under the influence of her mother, a home economics teacher with a strong interest in natural foods and nutrition. In the early 1970's, Meg moved from Michigan to the San Francisco Bay area where she began a serious study of aikido, energy awareness, and meditation. While in San Francisco, she became familiar with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, making them part of her personal approach to health maintenance. She obtained her bachelor's degree in piano and composition from Mills College, Oakland, CA. Since moving to New York City 25 years ago, she has continued her studies of music, Yi Jin Jing and other mind-body practices, meditation and sacred dance. Holistic Primary Care grew out of her desire to create a positive influence on health care in the US, and to promote holistic approaches to health and healing.
Erik L. Goldman began his career as a medical journalist in 1985, after graduating from the State University of New York, Binghamton with a dual bachelor's degree in biology and philosophy. From 1990 to 2000, he was the New York Bureau Chief for International Medical News Group, a division of Elsevier Health Sciences, that publishes 6 independent specialty-oriented medical newspapers. Prior to joining IMNG, he worked as a freelance medical writer and editor on a diverse spectrum of projects and publications, ranging from pharmaceutical marketing campaigns and to medical atlases and academic medical text books (J. Willis Hurst's Ventricular Electrocardiography, and Fireman & Slavin's Atlas of Allergies.) He has had a longstanding interest in depth psychology, religion, ecology, music, and indigenous healing traditions. Holistic Primary Care arose out of these interests, and in response to the observation that most conventionally-trained physicians are in need of better education about holistic practices in order to better serve their patients.