|A. Health care is rapidly deteriorating. Despite all
technological progress disease is dramatically on the increase. Hence, the time is ripe to
take health care in our own hands. Increasingly, people are doing this already. Never
before the interest in self care, nutrition, fitness, life style and complementary
medicine has been so great. It is evolving from a great concern about the increase of a
multitude of disorders - think of stress, burn-out, ME, RSI, but also chronic disease -
with regard to which regular medicine has no answer whatsoever. Hence, people are
forced to look for other solutions. The number of courses, trainings and schools is indeed
Q. What is it all about?
A. The expertise to help oneself and each other is thus growing.
Considering the seriousness of the situation it is time to transform individual experience
into structural change. The most important elements are the following. Health is largely
depending on a healthy life style, hence the priority of individual responsibility. It is
corresponding with the principle of subsidiarity, that says, that everything a
"lower" echelon can do, cannot be done by a "higher". A number
of health aspects are directly related to the family, education, personal
relationships and habitat, which makes that promotion of a healthy lifestyle is the
responsibility of the community as well.
Q. How you think this can be achieved?
A. Therefore the first level ("echelon") of the New Health
Care - self care and mutual help - consists of the combined efforts of individuals and the
community. For this purpose we have developed our "flow system therapy", a
breakthrough in medical thinking and practice, containing more than 200 natural self help
methods, besides a free two months' "personal health plan" with which everybody
can (considerably) improve his or her health. In practice self help is organized along the
lines of individuals, families (groups), streets, neighborhoods, communes and regions.
Q. Which practical steps have to be taken here?
A. Women in particular play an important role here. They will
organize themselves (together with men) as special street health teams and district health
consultants, everything structured bottom-up. The dynamics of the system are utterly logic
and consistent. It consists of the interaction of three echelons or levels: Self help,
holistic and technological medicine. The first is that of self and mutual help. It is the
foundation of the New Health Care. As long as you can help yourself, you should do so. If
that proves to be insufficient a person is then seeking help with the second echelon, that
of holistic health, everything according to subsidiarity: "what can be done by a
Q. Could you elaborate?
A. The second level consists of professional workers of what is
still known as "complementary medicine". Logically, as long as self healing
power can be promoted, people will be referred to holistic medicine first. Only if the
latter fails, the patient will be able to fall back on technological medicine. The
advantages of this truly health-oriented system are obvious. It promotes optimal health
and well-being, no harmful side-effects, self-management, cooperation and its
(unbelievable) cost-effectiveness. (Moreover...the Mother will be very pleased indeed).
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