Dr. Martin

Welcome to Four Directions & Traditional Healing

High Quality Comprehensive Wholistic Care Right from the Heart

Dr. William J. Martin, Jr., is familiar to many residents of the New York City area who will remember listening to his popular radio program, FOUR DIRECTIONS & TRADITIONAL HEALING, on public radio station WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City.

The FOUR DIRECTIONS & TRADITIONAL HEALING website is intended to continue in the spirit of this ground-breaking radio program by freely sharing these valuable and timeless teachings from the Four Directions with a global audience.

Dr. Martin, who has worked in the field of natural health for over 40+ years, is also the Founder and Director of The Bio-Health Centre, the Detroit area's first fully holistic health clinic. Now located in Lansing, Michigan, The Bio-Health Centre continues to offer many types of alternative/complimentary healing modalities.

A passionate and charismatic educator, Dr. Martin has taken every opportunity to teach holistic principals and the art of self-healing to students across the globe through ongoing free talks, seminars, workshops, instructional videos and tapes, radio interviews, his classic Daily Program Booklet, and through the school that he founded—The Ninth Gate School of Medical Intuition.

It is Dr. Martin's sincere desire that the information and wisdom that you find offered on this website will assist you in your own journey toward optimum health, and may perhaps even change your life.


As with all of the work I do, I promise you the best I have to offer in a format presented with honor, integrity, laughter and love, as I have been taught by my mentors, as well as my Elders, in the Traditional ways and values.

Mitakuye Oyasin
(we are all related)

— Dr. William J. Martin, Jr. —

nine-pointed star


Welcome to our newly redesigned website!


We especially encourage new visitors to browse through our Self-Study Portal, where you will find a treasure trove of FREE materials related to natural health and the art of self-healing, including much information that is based on traditional wisdom and indigenous teachings from the Four Directions.


Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming online seminars and other educational opportunities which will be offered by Dr. Martin.


Much more new content will be added over the coming weeks and months, so please check back frequently.

This information could literally change your life...

On this website, you will learn about:

The Lymphatic System—Our Body's Humble Protector

After reading these three simple sentences, you will then hold one of the most valuable keys to optimum health:

"The lymphatic system represents an accessory route by which fluids can flow from the interstitial spaces into the blood..."

The lymphatic system represents an accessory route by which fluids can flow from the interstitial spaces into the blood.

And, most important of all, the lymphatics can carry proteins and large particulate matter away from the tissue spaces, neither of which can be removed by absorption directly into the blood capillary.

We shall see that this removal of proteins from the interstitial spaces is an absolutely essential function without which we would die within about 24 hours.

Textbook of Medical Physiology
By Arthur C. Guyton, M.D.
Fifth Edition, © 1976


Learn how to activate your lymphatic system.

The Essential Role of OXYGEN in the Prevention and Reversal of Cancer

Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg delivered a lecture in 1966 in which he identified insufficient oxygen as the prime cause of cancer:

"The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar..."

Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. All normal body cells meet their energy needs by respiration of oxygen, whereas cancer cells meet their energy needs in great part by fermentation...

Oxygen gas, the donor of energy in plants and animals, is dethroned in the cancer cells and replaced by an energy yielding reaction of the lowest living forms, namely, a fermentation of glucose...

As emphasized, it is the first precondition of the proposed treatment that all growing body cells be saturated with oxygen.

The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer
Revised Lindau Lecture, 1966
By Otto Warburg
Director, Max Planck Institute for Cell Physiology
Berlin-Dehlem, Germany


Learn how to use your breath to increase the oxygen reaching your cells.