Forsch Komplementarmed. 1998 ; 5 Suppl S1(): 52-59.
Theorie und Erfahrung in der Medizin: Orthodoxe Wissenschaft und ganzheitliche Kybernetik.
Theory and Practice in Medicine: Orthodox Science and Comprehensive Cybernetics The problems of today's health care system require a radical change of view. With its orientation towards the modern materialistic-reductionistic natural science, the focus of university research moved from a subjective ascertainable healing towards pathogenesis, which is objectively measurable by physical and chemical methods. Natural science research is especially interested in the distinct pathological changes expressed by the various diseases and their causes, but not in the constantly similar normal condition of a healed person. This led to the idea that the reversal of the investigated causal chain equals healing; healing and disease are considered as opposites. This way of thinking led to growing problems, which result from the dubious nature of a causal principle, that is transferred from everyday thinking into the micro world. Each of those causal chains represents an artificial linearization of complex natural interrelations and, additionally, can never be followed up to its ends. This infinite regress of reductionistic thinking can only artificially be stopped by unlikely hypotheses, which are responsible for missing healing success and the manifold side effects of modern therapies - for the discrepancy between theory and experience. With an holistic-spiritual view of nature today cybernetics shows us a new route. Cybernetics leads to a lergely hypothesis-free insight into life's processes and to a scientifically sound definition of disease: Disease and healing should not be considered as opposite, as healing is already laid down in the pathogenesis! Cybernetics will especially lead to the long-awaited scientific proof of homoeopathy and, apart from this, will prove that the healing principle of homoeopathy is the general natural principle of all successful therapies in the whole field of medicine.