At Health Matters in Barnet we have a unique and valuable resource, something that sets us apart from the majority of health food stores:
Paul Michael, our resident medical herbalist, uses something called endobiogenic medicine in conjunction with classical herbal remedies to treat a wide range of conditions.
He has extensive knowledge & experience:
He is one of the few practitioners of Endobiogenic Medicine in the UK, having trained for more than five years with Dr Jean-Claude Lapraz, one of the founders of Endobiogenics.
Paul is NHS Registered and a graduate, with first class honours, of the Herbal Medicine degree programme at Middlesex University.
He’s also a member of the professional governing body The College Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP).
All about Endobiogenics
Paul provides an overview of endobiogenic medicine:
“It’s an integrated holistic system of medicine developed since the 1950’s by two French doctors; Dr C. Duraffourd & Dr J. C. Lapraz.
It centres on the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems. The endocrine or hormonal system can be regarded as the true manager of the body. Together with the autonomic nervous system it sets the internal ‘terrain’ of the body.
It is this internal terrain, which Endobiogenic medicine seeks to change, to improve the body’s function or make the body less suitable for a pathogen to exist.
Initially, this involves rigorous blood analysis called functional biology. Developed by the founders, this analyses over 150 markers in the blood and is a lot more thorough than conventional blood tests.
Once the analysis is complete and problems identified, Endobiogenics uses natural plant based medicines and remedies to modify the internal terrain of the body and re-balance the hormonal & nervous systems.
This is a very different approach to conventional western medicine”
A Mouldy House
Paul uses an analogy to clarify how endobiogenics works:
“If we compare a person with an infection to a damp house that has mould growing on the walls, the way conventional medicine would approach this would be to spray the mould with fungicide.
This would kill the mould in the short term, but because the house is still damp the mould will grow back. The environment in the house is still favourable for the mould to grow.
Endobiogenic medicine would use a different method i.e. finding ways to change the environment of the house to make it less damp [e.g. a de-humidifier] thereby creating an environment where the mould could not grow.
This is similar to modifying a patients internal terrain in a positive way to prevent disease.”
So if there is something we can help you with why not pop in for a free ten-minute consultation?
We may be able to help with a tailor made prescription from our unique herbal pharmacy. For more serious conditions we offer in depth one to one consultations.