I was interested in homeopathy mainly because of the different view it has on the therapeutic process. The basic concept is that the patient is healed as a Whole Entity and not as an isolated disease. I believe that this should be applied to conventional medicine as well. During my medical training at the university, I learned that the same disease has a different impact on each patient and also that its course is not the same. The basic idea of personalized treatment was crucial to me for one additional reason: because it requires the deep understanding of the patient’s condition by the healing doctor. This has a double benefit as the healer can be precise in his therapeutic intervention and also the patient can understand his condition/illness and can try to change it, in a process that requires the active participation of both parts.
Any doubts I might have had about homeopathy as a science disappeared when I witnessed the therapeutic process in action and the results it had on the patients. In my point of view, what is asked for is a meticulously structured science of homeopathy, practiced exclusively by doctors and which can be combined with conventional medicine. This gives the potential of interacting in depth with every patient, leading not only to the cure of his disease, but also to helping him maintain a superior level of health in the long term. In addition, homeopathy allows me to have an enquiring vision wanting to further improve the science that I practice, while desiring to understand the patient as a Human being. All the above are the reasons why I was inspired by homeopathy.
Written By Agis Krachtis, doctor training in Internal Medicine