The Elements of Care® Program
At Golden Apple we take Self-care to a whole new level!
The Elements of Care®is a Precision Self-care training program with Plants as Partners
Our 5 P’s:
Partnership with Healing Plants,
Health Pattern Recognition,
and promotion of health as balance in body and Peace of mind.
The Self-care League are professional and lay instructors trained to teach the EOC® Program.
The Self-care League Medical Science Liaison team are licensed RNs and Advanced
Practice Registered Nurses who train and support the Self-care League.
The EOC® Program health culture diplomacy philosophy and the five elements guide the work of the Self-care League.
We give equal consideration and specialize in the integration of energetic, traditional, physiological,
and biomedical evidence and resources in Self-care decision making and actions.
Self-care is a time-honored tradition that is a personal right and responsibility.
The Elements of Care®- What it is and what it is not
Rooted in an ancient Hermeticism, a Gentle Medicine philosophy of Five Elements that is universal and foundational to all healing traditions. Hermetic philosophy suits every creed and health belief and clashes with none.
The five elements make up all creation including the Self with a capital "S".The elements are fire, air, water, earth, and ether, which is known as “pneuma” or essence by the ancient Greeks.
We incorporate the five elements in a Self-care plan that addresses the energetic patterns unique to the person and their relationship to the environment in which they live and serve humanity.
The EOC is a program is a precision Self-care education rather than a biomedical treatment system.
Plants are not “prescribed” in the EOC system. People are trained to recognize their own health patterns and make informed choices about the plant partners and other non-drug solutions rooted in the five elements are best applied in care of Self and family.
Based on the historical and clinical research and more than 30 years of clinical nursing practice of Dr. Martha Libster and other health scientists, Self-care is complementary to any biomedical treatment. Self-care is foundational to any healthcare system.