by Pamela Sky Jeanne, N.D.
Why don't we know the names Hildegard of Bingen, Agnodice, and Trota of Salerno as readily as we know the name Hippocrates? This is the question Dr. Pamela Jeanne asked when she was in medical school. Until now, no one has had a complete answer to give her. Healing Matters is a thought-provoking text that takes on this question by examining the lack of feminine (or yin) energy in conventional healing medicine. Jeanne traces the history of 'yin' medicine through the spiderwebs of the time, showing how women's contributions have been hidden, erased, or repackaged to appear as if women had no place in the evolution of healing. Jeanne shows that what we now call conventional medicine had its birthplace on the battlefield and that care is still commonly administered as if we are treating young, male, injured soldiers. Giving insights on how to view the history of women in medicine, plus solutions for restoring balance in the individual and the western healthcare system, Pamela Jeanne incorporates first person narratives from the 21st century into each chapter, noting the growth of balance, offering ideas to own, and honoring women's healing qualities. This book helps us rediscover the ancient, effective, and feminine ways of healing.