Leslie Korn, M.P.H.’85, believes that healing is achieved from within, through the language of the body. In a traditional, open-air, thatched palm palapa house, she treats her patients–mostly indigenous residents of the coastal village Yelapa in the Comunidad Indigena de Chacala, Mexico–using acupuncture, polarity therapy, psychotherapy, traditional foods, and local herbal remedies. Yet even in rural western Mexico, where she has spent 27 years, “people have now been by and large conditioned to believe that healing comes from without, healing comes from a pill,” she says, speaking from the Center for World Indigenous Studies, an independent, Indian-controlled, non-governmental organization in Olympia, Wash. There she is director of research and education and heads the Center for Traditional Medicine.