Gibb’s Farm has always sponsored the healthcare of her 150 employees. It now supports employee dependents as well bringing primary healthcare to approximately 500 people.  More than 40 % of employees use indigenous medicine. The Osero Forest Employee Clinic, which was built on site, has been established first to offer indigenous health care to the employees and neighboring dependents. An Indigenous Clinic in Karatu Town has recently been established with Gibb’s sponsorship to bring quality indigenous health care to the dependents living away from the farm.

The Osero Forest Clinic is the first truly integrative medicine model in East Africa and unique in that it serves both visitors and local residents.  The clinic team is in pictured in a group photo on the right.  Health care for all Gibb’s Farm employees, both traditional and allopathic, are sponsored by the Gibb’s Farm as they are clinically integrated through science.  The traveler access this knowledge and services through the African Living Spa.  The Osero Forest Clinic’s research team has validated many indigenous medicines and remains fascinated by the active ingredients found in Maasai Indigenous Medicine that have been found to have the same make up as well-known Western pharmaceuticals.  But, the Western world is just beginning to become aware of what we call, “the harmony available through wholeness” by which we mean in the realm of healing the whole is always greater the sum of the parts.  This is why the Osero Forest Clinic and its African Living Spa ® consider the whole environment, including place and personnel, in which the medicine is received.  This is honored by:

•using plant sources such as leaves, flowers, roots or bark rather than extracts in the phyto-medicines (photo right of Mamai, Osero Clinic attendant preparing plant medicines);

•offering a variety of treatment environments customized to the individuals comfort in consultation with a personal healer;

•encouraging a strong personal connection with the healers,;

•providing ample space and time to integrate the changes experienced on the journey to greater wellness, and:

  1.   base all health care on science-based integrated medicine.

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