What is endobiogenic medicine?

In answering this question, consider the differences between the following questions regarding some common health concerns: 

  • “What am I allergic to?”  (A common medical answer: various pollens, animal dander, or foods—which once identified, would entail desensitization and/or avoidance of the offending allergen)  versus   “Why is my body perceiving pollen as dangerous and hostile and then over-reacting to a non-threat?”
  • “Why am I depressed?” (A common medical answer: you have imbalanced brain chemicals—for example serotonin, among others that may be implicated)   versus   “Why do I have imbalances in certain brain chemicals which are making me susceptible to depression?” 
  • “Why do I have low energy and low libido?” (A common medical approach would be to measure various hormone levels and determine: you have low testosterone)   versus   “What are the physiologic factors that are causing me to make insufficient testosterone, which in turn is giving me low energy and low libido?”

The differences in these questions can be summed up by one word: Depth.

Endobiogenic medicine is a subspecialty of advanced clinical physiology that allows the physician to not only answer these deeper questions, but also to address the answers in a way that honors our fundamental humanity. It is a medical discipline that combines modern advances in human physiology with mathematical modeling and the rational application of medicinal plants and other natural therapies. Endobiogeny offers both a powerful theoretical framework as well as practical guide for understanding and supporting health, sickness, and Life on the deepest, most complex, and most awe-inspiring levels. 

Endobiogeny (literally: endo = internal, bio = life,  geny = generated and sustained) originated from the genius of Dr. Christian Durraffourd, MD in Paris, France, and allows the physician such profound insight into a person’s physiology that it becomes possible to treat not just the symptoms of disease, but also the imbalanced physiology that is giving rise to disease. In other words: WE CAN TREAT A PERSON BASED ON WHO THEY ARE, AND NOT MERELY TREAT THE DIAGNOSIS OR SYMPTOMS. 

In the current healthcare environment, there are an abundance of medical practitioners who claim to treat “root cause” of illness. So much so that the phrase “root cause” has become rather hackneyed. While all efforts to treat root cause of illness are honorable and certainly have their successes, more often than not, there is wide-spread confusion over cause of disease versus mechanism of disease. For instance, there is a prevalent emphasis to “treat the inflammation, the ‘root cause’ of illness.” On an intestinal level, a classical medical physician may prescribe immune-modulating drugs like Humira. A “functional” or integrative medical practitioner may recommend rectal insufflation of ozone. But in endobiogenic medicine, the level of inquiry goes much, much deeper. From an endobiogenic reflection, inflammation is not the cause of illness, it is merely the mechanism of disease. The endobiogenist doesn’t just try to identify and suppress inflammation. The endobiogenist tries to understand why the body is generating so much inflammation, what inflammation is actually helpful, and how to support optimal levels of inflammation.  

The endobiogenic approach is to correct the physiology that is giving rise to symptoms and then the illness resolves as a natural byproduct of having a properly regulated physiology. This is accomplished through a rational, systematic, and methodical consideration that combines mathematical modeling of blood test results together with a careful history of the patient from birth to the present time in order to determine the underlying physiology. The treatment recommendations are a result of a sensitive, analytical process and consists of medicinal plants (and fungi), lifestyle and nutritional guidance, and even pharmaceutical drugs when necessary—all matched to your particular physiology.

Endobiogenic medicine does not reject “standard-of-care” medicine; when pharmaceuticals are necessary, they are prescribed; when chemotherapy or surgery is necessary, it is recommended. Yet, neither is Endobiogeny a non-critical embrace of all things within the conventional medical approach which too frequently confuses mechanism of disease for cause of disease.