I ongoingly study systems theories, whole systems, systems biology, quantum biology, biophysics, biophotonics and specifically did a medical fellowship in Endobiogeny. Endobiogeny is a philosophy of medicine that assesses how the internal (endo-) life (bio-) of the body is generated and sustained (-geny). It is a biological systems theory that considers the endocrine system as the global manager of the body. This concept originated by a French physician, Dr. Christian Duraffourd, MD, and continues to be developed and taught by Drs. Jean-Claude Lapraz, MD and Kamyar Hedayat, MD. To watch a video of my mentor, Dr. Hedayat giving a talk on Endobiogeny here:
While I am not a medical doctor and cannot order blood tests, nor perform the same duties as a physician. I use my knowledge in Endobiogeny and other systems theories to better assist me with learning the language of the human physical systems as well as how emotions, beliefs, consciousness and environment affect the totality of who we are.
There are several physicians with whom I work who are trained in Endobiogeny. Together we share and grow with our continued desires to see and treat the whole person from an integral team approach.
Why use Endobiogeny? Because the practice of Endobiogeny it is a whole-system approach to healing. The endocrine system is complicated and traditional blood work does not allow for relationships between the organs and systems to tell us a complete story about our physiology. Endobiogeny looks at structure and function along with many subtle aspects.
Using a regular CBC with differential blood test, which is approximately 17 different biomarkers on average, and the Endobiogenic tool called the Biology of Functions is used to calculate ratios and give a much more robust understanding to the interrelatedness of our systems. i.e., thyroid values can now be matched with adrenal and pituitary functions, so that we are not just seeing stand-alone measures, but rather these systems relationships with each other. Answering the question of how are these systems functioning with each other, and what is the priority system to work with first. Functional Medicine seeks to do similar but uses far more tests, and many of these tests can be invasive. I believe in and/both when and where appropriate. Complementary medicine seeks to work with and not against the standard biomedical approach. I find Endobiogeny to be both complementary and preventative in its approach.