By the study, experimentation and practice of natural healing, women are changing and charting the future of health care. Despite heavy resistance or lack of recognition from patriachal medicine, they are nevertheless making positive changes that will continue and increase. Women's emphasis on one-to-one work practiced inmutual agreement and participation is very different from mechanized and big-money medicine, and has results and successes far beyond expectations. The emphasis on self-healing returns health care to the consumer, to women's lives and bodies, for the first time in centuries. The medical system cannot control a movement held in the hands of women, though it may try. Women are taking control again of healing, our daughter right, for the first time since the matriarchies and the Inquisition.
Along with the methods, women are reclaiming the peaceful, cooperative, earth and life affirming attitudes that made the matrarchies the originators of human civilization. Women healers are women activists, fighting racism and hunger, nuclear waste and nuclear war, and the destruction/pollution of water, air, soil and the foodchain. They work to end the abuses that threaten women, threaten life and that threaten the goddess planet. they work to end sexism and misogyny and return the pride, strength, self-love, and independence of Goddess/women. For the first time since patriarchal hordes destroyed women's culture, there is hope for women and the survival of the planet.