Endobiogeny examines how the internal life of the body is generated and sustained. It is a systems theory of biology that considers the endocrine system to be the true manager of the body. The endobiogenic concept was conceived by Christian Duraffourd, MD, and its teaching developed by Dr. Duraffourd and Jean-Claude Lapraz, MD. Endobiogenic medicine is widely used by physicians across France and the United States. Carolina is one of only a handful of certified Fellows of Endobiogenic Medicine trained in the US and France, and the only naturopath with her unique skillset in the world.
The modern biomedical approach has produced a detailed understanding of physiology, and offers impressive interventions for life-threatening and degenerative disorders. Endobiogeny neither rejects nor is outside this system because it is based on modern physiology. Where it differs from the standard biomedical approach is in its understanding of the body as a system, which owing to the interrelated and interdependent nature of its physiology, requires an integrated approach to history, evaluation and treatment.
The Endobiogenic Evaluation
Aside from our intensive intake process which every patient must go through, the endobiogenic evaluation looks at chronobiologic processes and adaptation response. The physical exam and observation in endobiogeny looks at dominant patterns within the endocrine system and how these might affect growth, development, and susceptibilities.
The Biology of Functions is a detailed mathematical analysis of blood labs which measures function, that identifies drivers and imbalances within the neuroendocrine system and how this is affecting the patient and creating symptoms, current disease patterns and what issues may arise in the future.
Aside from nutritional, lifestyle and herbal recommendations, the Endobiogenic approach is based on clinical phytotherapy. This allows us to be more focused in our herbal recommendations. We use tinctures, tisanes, essential oils, hydrosols, gemmotherapy, flower essences and other relevant plant preparations, oligominerals, chronobiologic recommendations, and so on.
Endobiogeny vs Functional Medicine
“This question often arises with patients and colleagues. The simple answer is that both incorporate a systems biology-focused approach. The more I learn about Endobiogeny, the simpler the protocols become for even the most complicated of patients as the neuroendocrine factors driving these imbalances are addressed as we work on the level of terrain. While both modalities are useful, the endobiogenic approach to medicine is far more comprehensive and leads to focused and faster positive patient outcomes”.