The pursuit of the symptom within orthodox
medicine has intensified in recent years, causing a
self-perpetuating escalation of the costs involved.
Technological progress has made it increasingly easy
for symptoms to be repressed. The consequence of
this repression is the incessant production of further
symptoms. This vicious circle poses a growing risk
to patients and makes it increasingly difficult to
predict the outcome of treatment. In the worst case
scenario, this vicious circle can even end in death.
The strategy of orthodox medicine is based on
an abstract concept of man which was created
in the modern era but is no longer tenable in our
Homoeopathy calls for a different concept of
man. A distinction must be made between the
constitution and the symptoms; the illness itself and
the expression thereof, i.e. the symptom, must not
be confused. The approach to problem-solving with
homoeopathic remedies also differs fundamentally
to the way in which chemically-produced substances
are used to bring the body into line.
In the future it will be up to each and every
individual to decide for themselves how to respond
to the body's cries for help (illnesses) in the context
of their own unique nature: Whether homoeopathy
or orthodox medical assistance is the more
appropriate option under the given circumstances.
These three essays are intended to help you with
this decision. They explore the relationship between
homoeopathy and orthodox medicine from various
perspectives and consider the crucial question of a
concept of man appropriate to our times. The right decision as to homoeopathy or orthodox medicine may just save your life.