An Open Letter from Dr. Miller


Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you to our the new, expanded, DrMiller.com/DrMillerBlogs.com.

For me, this represents the realization of a dream, a vision I have held for several decades. Here, at last, is a way for anyone, anywhere in the world, to discover the power of self-healing and the potential for global transformation. The promise and potential of the Internet to provide easy access to the information resources of the world has, at last, begun to emerge.

A Dream Realized

My goal has been to make it possible, at minimal expense, for any person, anywhere, to initiate a life transformation through self-healing , wellness , and peak performance . In addition, my current project invites interested people to participate, through LIGHT in the healing of our beleaguered planet.

DrMiller.com offers you opportunities to:

The New Medicine

Although the original work of my colleagues and I was met with skepticism when we first introduced the principles of holistic approach , this was soon to change. By the 90s, people were spending more than 27 billion dollars a year on complementary and so-called alternative practitioners, herbs, supplements and the like. Unfortunately, mainstream medicine, obsessed with technological “fixes,” did not recognize these needs in the 70s and thus lost the ability to guide patients in the wise integration of these new approaches. The problem is, of course, that far too much of what is sold as “alternative medicine” is hype, some of it quite dangerous.

Trust, Healing, and the World Wide Web

I have often lamented how impersonal today’s world has become, with so much emphasis on competing and acquiring wealth. We suffer because we place so little value on the virtues of honesty, integrity, pride in workmanship, commitment, professional ethics, and community/family values.

Unfortunately, this pattern has extended itself to the healthcare field as well; I have witnessed with dismay the disappearance of personalized medical care, and a focus on the “bottom line” instead of the patient. I believe the Web offers a solution, a way to bring trustworthy information directly to people. But does it? True, the World Wide Web brings us unlimited amounts of information—that’s the good news. The bad news is that most of it is information slanted to promote ideologies and sell products, and studies indicate that much of the information found on the Web is misleading and frankly incorrect.

Observant clinicians have always known that often the most healing aspect of the doctor-patient relationship is trust. But with the disappearance of the “family doctor,” and the remoteness of today’s “managed care organizations,” the healing power of trust is too seldom accessed. When I practiced Family Medicine, I placed my patients first, and took care to heed the basic rule of medicine, “First, do no harm.” How difficult this must be for today’s doctors, limited to office visits of 7-10 minutes, often with a patient they have never seen before!

DrMiller.com is designed to be a place on the web that deserves the same trust I receive from the patients and clients I see in my medical practice. I, alone, determine what is published on this site; its accuracy and veracity rests upon my integrity. The site is not “farmed out” to a set of writers or PR specialists. The information here comes directly from my clinical experience and research. And although this information cannot substitute for needed surgery or other medical treatment, it can help you access your inner resources and heal yourself . How to heal yourself— to get well, stay well, perform at your peak , and become the person you really want to be.

Wider Circles of Healing

Another thing that has distressed me through the years is the declining quality of personal relationships. True friendship, commitment, family spirit, and community empowerment have diminished as we have become more mobile and our lives more controlled by the corporations that employ us. There is less free time and less job security, more anxiety and less social support. We live far away from those we care about, and we are so busy it is often impossible to even stay in touch by phone.

I believe that modern communication technology, especially the Web, can actually give us a way to resuscitate our personal relationships. Furthermore, I believe that although there are social and political desires many of us share, we have had no way to join our voices. The Web gives us a viable alternative. LIGHT , the Leadership Institute for Global Healing and Transformation, is one way I think we can begin to harness this power.

The events since Sept 11, 2001 illustrate painfully how urgent is the need to examine how we can heal our families, communities, nation, and planet. People around the world are recognizing the importance of global healing—a healing that is about our bodies, our minds, our institutions, our governments, and a general realization that we must come together—and this process is underway. Many informal circles are forming around the world aiming toward this kind of healing. What we need to do is create the structure so that we can all communicate and coordinate—just like a central nervous system gives the eye a way to communicate where the food is so the foot can take the hand to it.

It is time for us all to wake up to our potential for self-healing, peak performance, and social (local and global) transformation. It’s just a matter of waking up enough people, and perhaps we now have a big enough alarm clock to do that.

Wishing you deep healing and peace,

Signed,

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