Our guest on this show and the next has a unique perspective from which to compare and integrate conventional and natural medicine.
Steve Marsden was by all accounts a successful veterinarian, but felt that his toolkit of drugs and surgery was too limited to reliably achieve the kinds of outcomes that he wanted to with his furry, feathered, and scaled patients.
Although initially wary of natural medicine, he was willing to investigate whether it could broaden and deepen his ability to help animals heal. He was impressed enough with what he found to seek training in natural medicine. There weren’t any training programs in veterinary medicine, so Steve became licensed as a naturopathic physician and a Chinese medicine practitioner.
Steve now runs a busy practice in Edmonton, Canada treating both animals and humans using a broad range of modalities. He also travels the world educating veterinarians about natural medicine. His wealth of experience treating all types of conditions, including many acute and chronic life-and-death situations, has made Steve into a firm believer in the power of natural medicine.
In these two shows, Steve shares his well-earned wisdom on health and healing– touching on such topics as why the placebo effect doesn’t explain the success of natural medicine, how cutting-edge scientific research findings are in accordance with the classical Chinese perspective on the body, and why regulating blood circulation is the key to successful treatment in both animals and humans. Fascinating cases from his clinical practice are described to support his insights.