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'Naturopathic' doctor wants to help the body heal itself

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012
Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network

"I don't want to work with conventional medicine, pharmacological drugs and insurance companies," said Jack Tips, a naturopathic doctor. "They have an agenda to keep people on drugs and dictate to doctors what treatments are supposedly right for the individual."

Tips is known for his work in the natural health field through his private consultations, lectures and books.

"From the natural health perspective, each person is biochemically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually individual; and must be treated accordingly," he said. "This is why natural health is a creative engagement with the individual's vitality, rather than a standardized process."

Tips advocates methods of health restoration by using the body's own capacity to express optimal health. He does this through a combination of homeopathy, nutritional and herbal supplements and diet guidelines.

Eyes

Based in Austin, Texas, Tips recently visited Manila to give a talk on approaches to natural healing.

His lecture was organized by the Comprehensive Iridology Practitioners Association of the Philippines (Cipap), the members of whom include graduates of the advanced course on Comprehensive Iridology of the International Iridology Practitioners Association based in the US.

A sclerologist himself, Tips explained that both sclerology and iridology are methods of diagnosing a person's health by looking at patterns and colors of the sclera (white part of the eye) and iris (colored part of the eye).

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