En­er­giser Bunny

India Today - - SOCIETY & TRENDS -

WOOD­SON MER­RELL, USA He helps people win back their vi­tal en­ergy He grew up im­mersed in the cul­ture of self-help, home­opa­thy, or­ganic foods and open air in Amer­ica’s West Coast. As a col­lege stu­dent in the 1960s, Mer­rell learnt Tran­scen­den­tal Med­i­ta­tion and yoga and stud­ied po­lit­i­cal sci­ence. He went on to med­i­cal school in­tend­ing to com­bine East­ern and Western heal­ing tech­niques. He then trav­elled to Asia to learn the use of herbs, home­opa­thy, acupunc­ture and also ayurveda. To­day, he pre­scribes pharma drugs only when ab­so­lutely nec­es­sary. Most of his pa­tients get bet­ter on herbs, sup­ple­ments, yoga, med­i­ta­tion, acupunc­ture, nu­tri­tional ad­vice and home­opa­thy.

Over the years, Dr Mer­rell has seen the pop­u­lar­ity of al­ter­na­tive health­care grow, with people

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