Sacred Medicine Sanctuary

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary is a non-denominational church devoted to health and healing. The church provides goods and services that are consistent with the ideals and spiritual beliefs of the church and its members. It is not necessary to accept the beliefs nor to be a member of the church in order to avail oneself of the goods and services provided by Sacred Medicine Sanctuary. These are offered irrespective of religion.

We support religious freedom and freedom of choice in health care and believe that it is vital for individuals to live in accordance with their faith. Failure to do so leads to depression and causes a schism to arise between the "real" and the "ideal."

The choices that relate to walking one’s Path often necessitate delving deep inside to discover the importance or lack thereof of principles that individuals purport to embrace.

Where products are concerned, the Sanctuary makes no claim as to the superiority or effectiveness of what it provides. The herbs and/or herbal formulae are merely offered in the hopes of and with prayers for healing. The formulas are produced in accordance with historic and traditional precepts, not modern science. As such, using the methods of science, they are not "proven."

Since the Sanctuary believes that healing need not entail harm to other species, it does not condone experiments in which tumors are transplanted into animals or in which laboratory animals are deliberately exposed to carcinogens. We therefore expect that everything we provide will continue to remain "unproven."

However, we support the need for integrity and conscience. Therefore, we request that everyone asking for our products participate in what might be called "outcome research." Simply stated, this means that we ask for feedback—in whatever form it is available—as to the effectiveness of the products for the purposes used by the patient. From these reports, we hope to develop better and better products.

Periodically, we will send out inquiries and also checklists. The purpose of these is to enable people to evaluate the factors in life that may be retarding healing. For example, it is apparently understood by modern science that there are genes in the DNA that predispose people to certain illnesses. There are also other genes that inhibit the functioning of the potentially causal genes. In the case of cancer, these are called oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Together, they constitute a system of checks and balances. Each individual therefore has risks and protection. There are known factors that undermine the ability of the inhibitors to perform their work. For instance, specialists in what is called biological medicine describe terrain or milieu. The environment in which the disease is found can affect the oxidation-reduction potential of cells and greatly affect the outcome of treatment. It has been shown that perfectly adequate protocols fail when certain stressors act to impair the tumor suppressor genes. In order for patients to be more aware of what contributes to health and what undermines it, we will post information via e-mail and on the Web that we find relevant.

The Sanctuary exists to provide a service. Those who wish to benefit by the services should consider carefully how suitable the services are to their particular beliefs and needs. We support the freedom to choose what is acceptable to the beliefs of each individual, but we assume no responsibility for the outcome of choices made by anyone exercising this freedom. It is the responsibility of the patient and those closest to the patient to evaluate the products and services in relationship to the patient’s life and needs. We recommend that people periodically assess their responses to their chosen treatments and that they seriously consider changing to other treatments if their responses are not sufficient to warrant continued efforts.

Should there come a time when a patient feels it appropriate to consider different services, he or she is entirely free to do so—and because we are interested in what works and we are devoted to truth, we would like to hear back from those who choose other paths to healing.

In sum, the Sanctuary provides a conscious alternative for those whose beliefs dictate a preference for these alternatives. In no way are we claiming or even implying that results will be more satisfactory if our products and/or services are used over some other option. We are providing what we offer as a matter of spiritual persuasion, not medical science; and we respectfully request everyone seeking our services to weigh the meaning of this in the light of his or her own needs and beliefs.


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Sacred Medicine Sanctuary is a congregation of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards, a non-profit corporate assembly. At present, the Sanctuary has twelve ordained ministers, living in eight different States. SHES has approximately 6000 ministers in 40 countries. For more information, visit the SHES website.


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Much of the material on this site is historic or ethnobotanical in origin. The information presented is not intended to replace the services of a qualified health care professional. All products discussed on this site are best used under the guidance of an experienced practitioner.

We encourage patients and their friends and family to avail themselves of the information found on the Internet and to share their discoveries with their primary care practitioners. If there are questions about the suitability of a product or strategy, please have your practitioner contact the web hostess.

We are interested in feedback, clinical data, suggestions, and proposals for research and product development. While we naturally hope for the happiest outcome in all situations, the authors of this web site, webmaster, server, publishers, and Sacred Medicine Sanctuary are not responsible for the success, failure, side effects, or outcome of the use of any of the information or healing strategies described on this site.


Sacred Medicine Sanctuary
Copyright by Ingrid Naiman 2000, 2001, 2005


*The information provided at this site is for informational purposes only. These statements and products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information on this page and these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. They are not intended to replace professional medical care. You should always consult a health professional about specific health problems.