August 9, 1934 – April 25, 2021
Dr. John Diamond (DPM, FRANZCP, MRCPsych., FIAPM, DIBAK) was a pioneering figure in alternative and holistic medicine. His remarkable body of work, which includes his discovery of the link between the meridians and the emotions, embraces a wide range of disciplines, the result of over fifty years of research and clinical practice. He began his career in psychiatry but expanded into holistic medicine, concentrating on the totality of the sufferer. He undertook a significant amount of research into many healing modalities that formed the basis of his understanding of, and unique approach to, the nature of disease. In particular, the concept of Life Energy, the Healing Power within, was central to all his work. He blended his experience in medicine, psychiatry, complementary medicine, the humanities, holism, applied kinesiology, acupuncture theory, spirituality and the arts to help sufferers overcome problems relating to body, mind and spirit. His vision was truly holistic, seamlessly integrating the medical, psychological, philosophical, and – increasingly in recent years – the spiritual aspects of healing
He was a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, a Foundation Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), a Member and Diplomate of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and a Fellow and past President of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine. He is survived by his wife, Susan.
He was a widely recognized author with over thirty-five published books to his credit, including the best-selling classics Your Body Doesn’t Lie (1979) and Life Energy: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Your Emotions to Achieve Well-Being (1985). As well as his books, his work lives on through his many recorded seminars, videos, and healing paintings, photography and songs. Only a small fraction of his creative output has so far appeared – much more will be released in the future.
A true renaissance man, he was outstandingly gifted as a healer, writer, teacher, painter, photographer, musician, poet, and much more. Whatever he did, he did with great originality, insight, compassion, humanity, and always with the deep intention of healing. If ever there was a man to whom the word genius might be applied, surely it was he.