Erfahrungsheilkunde und GanzheitsmedizinEinführung und Standortbestimmung
Abstract: To get close the idea of an entity it is neither sufficient to define different parts nor to add them up, for these parts can only be effective and useful within the whole. The holistic medicine cannot and shall not replace the scientific medicine, but shall rather be an essential and necessary complement to its possibilities. It can serve to examine e perception and attitude of the scientific medicine and to ensure new possibilities to an holistic view of medicine. Then, the medicin will not only consider diseases in way, hut as a consequence will support the development of a new concept of health. Physicians practising holistic medicine consider the human being as an entitiy of body, mind and soul, Holistic medicine must be based on a new way of thinking not only of the physician, but of the patient as well. The patient has to cooperate in order to recover and the physician as his therapeutical partner shows him the way. The patient, however, has to walk along this way himself. The self healing forces are of main importance-for centuries they have been known in naturopathy and empiric medicines as Â„vis medicatrix naturaeÂ“ -and nowadays thy partially can be defined through ledge of modern immunology, medicine works by nature and press it."LetÂ’s not seek confrontation, but thesis of both schools, the scientic medicine and the empiric medicine. Both have the right to exist, both should be known to the physician and be chosen and applied according to the symptoms. Therefore, the different fields of empiric medicine should find their way to the universities in the long run."