The evolution of medicineL'évolution de la médecine

The germ is nothing;
the terrain is everything
~Louis Pasteur


The germ is nothing; the terrain is everything

~Louis Pasteur


Integrated Health Approach

Doctors are currently facing numerous difficulties in their daily practice. Mainly consisting of highly specialized professionals having the most cutting-edge technology within arm’s reach and treating the «sick» part of the human body, often oblivious of the organs that are functioning well and of the person’s mental and psychological state. Since the person cannot be divided into organs nor these organs into subsets, the question then is quite self-evident… 

What about the whole?

While bacteria are getting increasingly resistant to antibiotics and other therapeutic means, medicine is becoming more restrictive and more confined!  Part of the answer to this problem lies in resorting to other types of medicine, such as endobiogenic medicine which is an integrative, “not an alternative” medicine that focuses on:

Endobiogenic medicine is based on human physiology and investigates the dynamic interplay of the human body’s many systems and their relationship and interaction with the environment.

As a result, every symptom, biological disturbance*, and clinical indication must be “researched” carefully in order to grasp what the body is “trying” to tell us since a state of sickness is nothing more but the end result of a physiological malfunction.

Endobiogeny - IBEPI

An Innovative Wellness Technique
Assisting doctors in detecting body imbalances

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An Innovative Wellness Technique

Assisting doctors in detecting bodily imbalances

The regulation of internal life study

Endobiogeny Explained

    Christian Duraffourd, a French physician and researcher, conceptualized Endobiogenic medicine and integrative Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy.

    Dr. Charbel Abi Chahine established the Belgian Institute of Endobiogeny and Integrative Physiology (IBEPI) in Belgium to pursue endobiogenic research and education.






    the ability of the human body to self-regulate

    There are as many terrains as

    There are people on the planet!

    Endobiogenic medicine is founded on the concept of the terrain (the unique composition and functioning of the individual). In medicine, each patient has a distinct terrain. As a result, a medicine for a certain condition that is put on the market will not be appropriate for all people who suffer from that specific disease. To treat an illness, the structure and functioning of the individual must also be considered.

    We are all unique!

    Because there are as many terrains (means of reacting and adjusting when confronted with aggression and stress) as there are individuals, each therapy must be personalized. Individualized therapy is recommended by the endobiogenic practitioner. The patient and his symptoms are viewed as a whole, without fragmentation and without being limited to a single pathological state and a single treatment protocol.

    Furthermore, the human being is not just a structure, but, more importantly, a function that is constantly in contact with the outside environment. Movement, engagement, and dynamism are all examples of function.

    Prior to Dr. Duraffour, Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, and many other medical systems all evaluated the terrain (the wholeness and uniqueness of the particular person) in order to maximize their approach to comprehending the disease to be treated.

    Neurological and endocrine systems - Endobiogeny - IBEPI

    The neurological and endocrine systems of the human body are always in communication, allowing the organism to encounter “aggressors” or “stressors” at any given moment, adjust to the aggression or stress, and repair and return to a new state of balance (health). Disease arises when the organism’s defensive mechanisms are repeatedly activated in a short period of time, impeding the processes of recovery and restoration.

    Disease can also occur when the defense systems are subjected to a violent attack, i.e. an enormous amount of stress that arrives quickly. In this circumstance, the defense system’s buffering mechanisms are overburdened and can no longer cope. As a result, the terrain goes into a critical stage, de-adapts, and develops a state of imbalance. 

    Endobiogenic medicine is founded on the most recent and in-depth understanding of human physiology. Its primary premise is that the global balance and harmony of the human organism is concerned with both the preservation of its structure and the ability for adaptation and restoration. Only a dynamic system of integration capable of aiding in the management of each of its pieces as well as their interrelationships can ensure this balance. At the same time, this system must be capable of self-management through the inhibition or stimulation of body secretions.

    The hormonal system, the human body’s manager, is the only physiological system capable of achieving all of these needs.

    As a result, the endobiogenic theory proposes a new definition of terrain based on the research and knowledge of neuro-endocrine activity in living organisms. This function ensures the harmonious management of all metabolic events in the human organism (functional expression of genetic potential, structural organization, growth, repair, adaptation, immunity, organic and emotional functions, consciousness, and so on) and is dedicated to maintaining each individual’s healthy balance.

    Endocrine system - Endobiogeny - IBEPI

    Every imbalance will be remedied via the endobiogenic treatment with specific medications specifically tailored to meet the individual’s therapeutic needs. Natural therapies based on medicinal plants are then used to set the whole organism back on track.

    Endobiogenic endocrine model

    Summary table

    EmunctoriesSkin, Kidneys, Liver, IntestinesLungs, liver,intestines

    Therapies for Individual Health

    Why plants?

    Plants - Endobiogeny - IBEPI

    They are living entities that are dynamically built to respect our pulsing and rhythmical functioning. Chemical molecules are inactive, have numerous side effects, and do not follow the rhythm of the body.

    As a result, the endobiogenic therapeutic strategy cannot be restricted to the creation of uniform therapies for everybody. The limitations and hazards of this sort of therapeutic approach have become increasingly clear. The reality of medical science clearly emphasizes the need of recognizing the unique qualities of each patient and treating the disease in a manner that is particularly tailored to him.


    History and reflections

    The human being has always been keen on studying and understanding the development of diseases, especially with respect to the adapted healing process.