According to Susun Weed, the Wise Woman tradition of health care focuses on prevention and on remedies which are accessible, inexpensive, effective, and safe. It is the thread out of our current medical/legal maze and into heatfelt, wise use of our life resources, with respect for all life and all people. Healing Wise is the secondbook in her Wise Woman Herbal series. It identifies and explains the three traditions of healing: Wise Woman (spiralic), Heroic (cyclical), and Scientific (linear). Understanding the nature of each tradition will help you choose the health care helpers most supportive of your own motivations and health goals. Understanding the viewpoint of each tradition will help you make sense out of conflicting claims about the validity of specific healing substances and procedures.