Michaela Garbotz, Naturopath, Leipzig
Ladies and gentlemen,
I should like to tell you about some instances from my practice as surprising revelations from patients' case histories always give me inspiration for their cases.
When I first started up in practice in 1994 I had no inkling of what was in store for me, of the conditions patients come to us with.
In line with Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, Art. 2 of Organon, 6 th edition, the only pretension for me was:
"The highest ideal in healing is to restore health rapidly, gently and permanently or to improve and destroy the illness in its entirety in the quickest, most reliable, least harmful way possible for clearly understandable reasons."
The difficult situation in which we naturopaths find ourselves was revealed after just a few consultations. People who present to a naturopath are generally frustrated, all the medical options have been exhausted or they have been diagnosed as incurable or psychosomatic.
What was Ito do?