Sorry I missed this post. I have been a member for some time but never thought to look here.
I got into holistic nursing when working as a Bloodless coordinator (managing people without blood transfusions). We used things like black strap molasses and peanut butter (now almond butter) to increase blood counts. My lowest was 2.9. Never lost anyone in over 1000 who refused blood, the majority being doctors and nurses.
Then one day several years ago, at a B2B meeting, a girl introduced herself as a holistic nurse. After, I asked what in the world that meant. Turns out, I have been practicing it for over a decade in the hospital. As an agency nurse, I worked in several hospitals. In 5 different ones, I introduced gum chewing to decrease post op ilius and related problems. Helping doctors treat anemia's and pain management were my specialty.
The ones who gave me the most grief with implementing holistic were nurses. The doctors loved it and said, to a one, why didn't we think o this.
So, I quit hospital nursing and never looked back. It has been rough and the money is not as good, at least so far.
I have been in a Korean documentary on the topic. They also had one of my clients (the word patient implies medical treatment). He has exceeded his expiration date for inoperable brain cancer by 2 years now.
We are currently working with a young girl mid teens with metastatic liver cancer. She too was sent home to die. She is now 6 months and the mets tumors are almost gone.
Headaches, prostate cancer, cramps, heart attack, high blood pressure, chest pain and MS put in remission and the people getting out of their wheel chairs....well, the lack of income is more than made up with this being priceless having been able to be a part of this.
I will be back.
Thanks for starting this post.