Dr. Lansky has studied medicinal plants and altered states of consciousness for healing purposes since childhood. He has considerable mastery of mind-body therapies such as meditation, yoga, qigong, aikido, and acupuncture. In 1982 he received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (USA). In 2008 he became one of the only physicians in the modern world to qualify for a Ph.D. in pharmacognosy, the pharmacology of crude drugs including medicinal plants — from Leiden University (The Netherlands). He learned medical hypnosis in the 1970’s from Professor Martin Orne, is licensed to practice hypnosis in Israel, and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He studied classical homeopathy for many years under Professor George Vithoulkas in Greece, and is a member of the Israel Society of Classical Homeopathy and the American Institute of Homeopathy, the latter the first medical society in the United States. He is a leading researcher in the field of medicinal foods and plants, and is Series Editor for CRC Books of their two series on this subject: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Industrial Profiles, and Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times. He is the author of over 35 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 5 issued patents in the USA, Israel, South Africa, and Australia, and 4 books in the field of pharmacognosy. He has also pioneered novel complementary cancer treatments combining medicinal herbs, therapeutic ultrasound, infrared, music, and hypnosis.