11 June 2018
My Dear Colleagues, Friends and Supporters of OIRF,
Today I write to you with mixed feelings. We here at OIRF have passed through another one of those crossroads in time that change our pathway into the future forever. This transition has been a long time in the making but has been hurried to a conclusion after external but inalterable changes to our commercial distributorship contracts representing the loss of our major financial fund-raising ability.
Within a few short weeks OIRF would have celebrated 46 years of continuous operation – not bad for a small family run non-profit. Our founder Dr. Walter Sturm, who was also my husband, passed away in the summer of 2004. During his years of illness and the interim since his passing, I have managed, directed and maintained the Occidental Institute. I have kept the company viable and upheld our directive to bring the latest cutting-edge information about Biological Medicine to as many practitioners as possible.
After much discussion amongst our voting Board of Directors (myself, Elaine Mackenzie and Dr. Roger Jaynes), considerable legal and financial consultation and some personal heart wrenching introspection, we have decided that it is time for me to retire.
And thus, with a mixture of sadness for the ending of an era and of elation to embark on new avenues of personal endeavor, I bring this notice to each of you, that Occidental Institute Research Foundation will officially close its doors for the last time at 12:00 noon (PDT) on June 29, 2018.
It is simply time for me personally to pass the torch to the many inspired researchers, healers and practitioners out there – those who have been with OIRF for decades and those who are newer to our lists – who are willing to take on the tasks and the responsibilities of nurturing and expanding this amazing field of alternative and biological medicine.
But don’t expect me to totally fade into the background history of this field. After nearly 50 years of passionate work, research and writing I won’t be able to just leave it alone. I am however, quite happily prepared to pass along all the financial and business responsibilities to those younger and more energetic practitioners/researchers/businessmen hopefully moving forward with this rapidly advancing field.
So what does all this mean? Well, this is your notification of the plans that have been put into place to dissolve the entity known as Occidental Institute. As for the rest, if all runs according to plan “A”, we have a timeline and a “To Do” list which will guide us through the final steps to honorably close OIRF. Following this announcement you will find our final full Issue of “The Bridge” newsletter. However, all planned activities for 2018 as sponsored or coordinated by OIRF – including the annual tour program to Germany for Medicine Week – are hereby cancelled.
We will honor all orders for instrumentation, books, printed and digital materials and training received and paid for prior to June 8, 2018. All orders placed and pre-paid prior to that date will be delivered in good faith.
Copyrights on all of our proprietary materials are being re-established, and already “another door” has opened for me personally as a separate company is considering publishing many of our reports, newsletter articles and courses as printed books. This would offer me a project to work on in my own time and the possibility of residual royalties to supplement my very limited retirement funds.
For now, we will leave a smaller version of the website in place and you will still be able to reach us by email for quite some time. Our phone and fax lines will be discontinued as of June 29.
And so, my dear friends I want to thank you for your support and your longstanding friendship. It has been an honor to work with you and I offer my greatest respect for the work that you are doing. I will look forward to hearing from you and I also, of course, send my most sincere best wishes until we meet again . . .
Carolyn L. Winsor
Phone: (250) 490-3318
|Following is the regular Home Page of Occidental Institute Research Foundation
By Dr. Walter Sturm†, Founder
Occidental Institute Research Foundation functions
as an information and technology bridge linking
top German practitioners and suppliers involved
in aspects of German Biological Medicine with
progressive English-speaking practitioners around
“Biological Medicine” - a phrase coined by Occidental Institute during the early 1980’s - was intended to be a general and inclusive term that incorporated many non-allopathic or natural diagnostic and therapeutic methods. There is no single product, personality, method or approach within Biological Medicine that will allow you to help all of your patients, with all of their health challenges, all of the time. It is for this reason that we see a constantly changing and developing range of methods coming available to practitioners worldwide.
[*1944 – †2004]
By providing newsletters, exclusive books and publications, educational materials, hands-on seminars and workshops, video/DVD training, instrumentation recommendations and yearly clinic and lecture tours to Germany, OIRF promotes the growth of German Biological Medicine throughout North America, and in many other English speaking countries.
OIRF is a nonprofit society supported solely by our internal fund raising activities. As an independent research organization
we are constantly seeking and evaluating new
approaches to health care for our affiliated colleagues and supporters.
Few Words About Occidental Institute
By Carolyn L. Winsor, Chairman of the
Board and C.E.O.
Institute is an international nonprofit
society for practitioners of biological medicine.
The Institute itself has been in continuous operation
since 1972. Since 1980, we have specialized in
German biological medicine, which is far ahead of
the United States and Canada from the standpoint of
its acceptance, utilization, established remedies,
and superior instrumentation. Since then, we have
become the most influential organization in North
America and many other English speaking countries,
serving Biological Medicine practitioners worldwide.
We're not some Johnny-come-lately group just
climbing onto the German biological medicine bandwagon.
We have already trained hundreds of practitioners
from diverse English speaking countries, in the
most effective German diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
Essentially, we are an information and technology
bridge linking clinically proven German advancements
with English-speaking practitioners. However, since we do
not simply endorse any particular German approach or product
line, but rather cover all of
the most effective modalities,
you can rely on us for truly unbiased advice.
Besides facilitating purchase of instrumentation and training
on it, we offer comprehensive printed or recorded programs,
publications covering acupuncture, homeopathy
and a wide range of related topics, newsletters, yearly
clinic and lecture Tours to Germany, seminars by top experts
from Germany and North America, and - most importantly-
affiliation with fellow practitioners.
Occidental Institute Research Foundation is a non-profit research organization. The instrumentation recommendations of this organization are based on thorough testing to determine efficacy, quality, pricing, availability, service and support. All instrumentation is sold at or below German factory (export) prices to assist our Affiliates in obtaining the best product for their needs at the best possible price. Longtime OIRF supporters consider us as the "Consumer Reports" of German Biological Medicine. Training and educational materials on all currently recommended instrumentation are available through OIRF.
As a non-profit research organization, we are here to educate and inform our "members" / supporters, and to make instrumentation recommendations based on our years of research. Then, as a fund raising activity, we can assist you with a purchase that will work best in your practice for the most reasonable price.
Subjective (Point Measurement)
- German Electro-Acupuncture Diagnostics: Electro-Acupuncture
according to Dr. Rheinhold Voll (E.A.V.); and the American variation
Electro-Dermal Screening (EDS).
- The VEGATEST-Type Method: For
rapid instrument assisted patient and substance evaluation,
as well as optimal non-invasive allergy testing.
- Both methods available within the diagnostic modules on MORA Nova
- AlfaThermodiagnostics: Regulation thermography
Biological Therapy Methods:
- Bio-Photon Light Therapy: German research established
that cells communicate on the basis of photons, and one
can now readily influence that intra- and intercellular
biophoton emission for therapeutic purposes. Clinical therapeutic device from Medical Electronics.
- Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy, based on the
work of Dr. Wolfgang Ludwig. A unique practice system
that can be used for direct therapy and "remedy"
duplication. Everything is steered by a new communication
system via Laptop from Advanced Medical Systems (AMS).
- MORA-Color Therapy According to Dr. Sir Zenon Gruba: Basic Bio-Resonance
Therapy and Digitalized color frequencies with high amplification, Highly effective general and pain therapy from Med-Tronik.
- The ONDAMED technology is a focused pulsed electromagnetic field therapeutic device for tissue stimulation. Its unique Biofeedback method allows practitioners to obtain a diagnostic perspective as to the root cause of chronic disease and symptoms while personalizing treatment to each patient.
BioResonance Therapy Methods:
- BioResonance Therapy: Superb healing using
the patient's own bio-information. Electronically invert filtered-out
pathological frequencies and deliver them back to the
patient amplified for cancellation purposes;
also use patient's secretions and excretions therapeutically;
electronically transfer remedy information; and much more.
True classical BioResonance Therapy based on the work and research of Dr. Franz Morell and Mr. Erich Rasche.
◊ Modern computerized models with one or two channel (bipolar) therapy possiblities from Med-Tronik
◊ Cosmetic and Professional models available
◊ Extensive digital (electronic) remedy test sets for assessment and application
◊ EAV / Vega / Cornelissen diagnostic modules available on all models