ESM offers a new model for sustainable, holistic healthcare based on the central realization that personal healthcare choices and the ecosystem are deeply connected. In applying the principals and practices of ESM we can each make a difference in the downward trends facing our local communities as well as in the larger ecosystem on which we depend.

Ecologically sustainable medical practices are:

  • Safe and Harmless
  • Clean and Non-toxic
  • Cost Effective
  • Non-polluting
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Renewable
  • Protective of the quality of life on earth
  • Protective of the environment and earth’s natural resources
  • Synergistic with human health and planetary well-being
  • Connected to the web of life


Alternative Systems: Eastern Practices:
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Auricular Therapy, Chi Kung, Yoga, Tai Chi

Alternative Systems: Western Practices:
Homeopathy, Flower Essence Therapy

Bio-energetic Medicines:
Reiki, Therapeutic Tough

Manipulative Therapies:
Chiropractic, Craniosacral Therapy, Osteopathy

Massage Therapies:
Alexander, Feldenkrais, Massage, Orthobionomy, Polarity, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Trager

Mind-Body Medicines:
Biofeedback, Guided Imagery, Hypnosis, Medication, Prayer

Nutrition and Lifestyle:
Butekyo Breathwork, Clinical Nutrition, Exercise, Environmental Medicine,
Myofunctional Therapy, Orthomolecular Medicine, Stress Management

Pharmacological Based Practices:
Anthroposophical Medicine, Sustainable Herbology

Psychotherapy, Somatics, Wilderness Therapy

“Let those who oppose the peoples’ rights to clean air, clean water, open space and healthy ecosystems stand up and say so. Let them say publicly that our grandchildren have no right to a decent environment.”

For more information on ESM, please read Symbiosis: The Journal of ESM