The Fourfold Path to Healing

By Thomas S. Cowan, MD


"The Fourfold Path to Healing" is a unique, comprehensive view of medicine, a holistic approach to healing that integrates the four aspects of our bodies: the Physical, the Life-Force, the Emotional and the Mental. 

Its principles are simple: right diet for healing the physical body; beneficial medicines or therapies for the life-force body; healing movement and exercise for the emotional body, and effective thinking activity for the mental body.

Dr. Cowan merges the wisdom of traditional societies, the most modern findings of western medicine and the esoteric teachings of the ancients as he works to answer this most important question: How do we obtain true health?

The fourfold path integrates proper nutrition, appropriate therapeutics, movement exercises and focused meditation.

Read more in The Fourfold Path to Healing by Thomas S. Cowan, MD, with Sally Fallon and Jaimen McMillan (New Trends Publishing, 2004)

I had not encountered Dr. Thomas Cowan before reviewing this book — boy, have I been missing something! … I believe that this book is probably the best self-help guide for the healing arts that has ever been written…” — Nancy Parsons,

Readers will be pleased to know that its author, Dr. Thomas Cowan, combines the best of Eastern and Western esoteric wisdom in the healing arts with the best of modern findings in Western medicine…this collaboration pulls together a mix of expertise that offers health-seekers some truly holistic solutions.” — Duncan M. Roads, Editor, Nexus Magazine

Considered a companion to Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions, ask for both at your local bookstore, or order online here.

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care

By Sally Fallon Morell & Thomas Cowan, MDThe Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care


"The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care" makes the principles of traditional nutrition available to modern parents.

The book provides holistic advice for pregnancy and newborn interventions, vaccinations, breastfeeding and child development, as well as a compendium of natural treatments for childhood illnesses, from autism to whooping cough. The work of Rudolf Steiner supports the book's emphasis on the child's spiritual requirement for imaginative play.