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Herbal & Endobiogenic Medicine

What is endobiogenic medicine (endobiogeny)?

  Endobiogeny is a theory of terrain that assesses how the internal life of the body is generated and sustained.


Endo - meaning internal

Bio - meaning life

Geny - meaning origin

The terms endobiogeny and endobiogenic thus refer to the origins of internal life.

  Christian Duraffourd MD conceived the endobiogenic concept, and its teaching was developed by Drs Christian Duraffourd and Jean-Claude Lapraz. Drs Duraffourd and Lapraz decided very early on to use plant medicines as the treatment modality as the complexity of the plants perfectly match the complexity of the human organism.

  Endobiogenic medicine is a system of medicine that considers the endocrine system to be the true manager of the body. It is the true manager, as it is the only system that manages itself and every other system in the body. The autonomic nervous system helps to regulate the endocrine system. It regulates the intensity and duration of the endocrine function.

  The theory of terrain is principal to the endobiogenic concept. When we speak about terrain, we mean the internal environment of the body. The environment of the cells, the tissues and the organs and how these function as a whole. The terrain is governed by the endocrine and the autonomic nervous systems.

  To explain the terrain: in my clinic, I use the analogy of a house that has mould growing in it. In order for mould to grow, there needs to be a suitable environment (terrain) for the spores to take root. If you simply use mould killer and clean the mould, it will keep coming back. You need to address the reason why the mould is there in the first place. Why is the environment suitable for the mould to survive and flourish? Once you change the environment of the house, e.g. stop drying your clothes on the radiators, add an extractor in the kitchen, install a positive air system etc. the mould will no longer find a home.


  If we look at recurrent infection, we can see this theory at play in the human body. Have you ever wondered why some people are prone to specific infections and others are not? If we simply use anti-infectious agents, we may not succeed in preventing recurrent infection from returning or we may have to use anti-infectious agents constantly. On the other hand, if we alter the environment within, the infectious agent, whether it be a bacteria, virus or fungus, will not be able to grow and become pathogenic. This theory applies to all ailments and not just infectious diseases.

'The germ is nothing. The terrain is everything'. (Louis Pasteur, 1822–1895).

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