Every year, the statistics of the world-health organization (WHO) reveal an increasing prevalence for almost every frequent illness in all „civilized Countries” over the world. Beginning with the rheumatic-disease, the osteoporosis, the cardiovascular diseases and hypertension, the diseases of the liver and gall-system, the gastro-intestinal diseases, the diseases of the kidneys and the urinary tract, the atopic-dermatitis, the diseases of the hormonal system, the frequent loss of view because of macula-degeneration, the metabolic-syndrome with diabetes, hypertension, over-weight, leading to arterial sclerosis, the Alzheimer’s disease, some neurodegenerative diseases, ending with cancer.
This constant increase of morbidity regarding the enormous financial effort never seen before shows, that there must exist a fundamental “misunderstanding” between the actual medical paradigm and the human biology. To verify a suggested diagnosis, we have today marvellous technical possibilities. But the diagnosis of an illness in general is a simple description of symptoms. And from there, the way normally conducts directly to pharmaceutical treatment if not surgery.
In general, the question, why in fact you became ill, is neither a theme of discussion nor is it really researched during the medical examination. Symptoms are generally considered as enemies, as a damaging estate, against which it must be fought.
From this point of view it can be understood easily, why the pharmaceutical approach is in general an attempt to suppress the symptoms. But this is the exact reason, why most illnesses become chronic.
In contrast to this, Maximilian Bircher -Benner understood already illness us a perdition of the immense dynamic order, a complex dynamic equilibrium, in which our organism was maintained during its healthy estate. From this point of view; the symptoms are a direct expression of the enormous effort of our organism, of the attempt to master the disorder in vain.