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We are a Swiss registered, non-profit organisation, established in 2014. Link to registration
The Physis Foundation has been created due to the initiative of Dr. Klaus Schustereder, physician practicing medicine (General Internal Medicine, FMH) in Switzerland. Dr. Schustereder is the medical director of “Centre Medical Gare de Vevey”, Délégué du sector Montreux à l’assemblée de délégué de la Société Vaudoise de Medicine and president of the Physis Foundation. He has been invited into different African and Asian countries to assisting in Healthcare projects.
From 2005 – 2007 he worked in Central African Republic. During his stay there and the months after returning to Europe, Dr. Schustereder has had repeated times Malaria (13 times). Having been sick and suffered from malaria attacks had a profound impact on his professional carrier.
According to Dr. Schustereder low income countries need urgently innovative ideas in health care. Such innovations need to be designed in way that therapies for epidemic, metabolic disease and trauma are:
Ideally new technologies allow low income countries to become more autonomous on the economical level and support the human defense systems in a systemic way. This means therapy must adresse the somatic and psychological level of the patient). The principles of homeopathy treatment are of particular interest as they correspond to systemic thinking. Despite the controversy about homeopathy, the results that could be achieve over a period of almost 20 years speak for themselves.
Increasing economical autonomy in health care and triggering systemic amelioration of the people suffering from epidemic disease are key parameters for long term success in health care projects. We see that in war zones improving health care and creating a dialogue with the opposition is generating peace. We are very grateful for be able to make a contribution in such areas as peace and security are the fondamental base for any society. Orienting health care in such a direction is also way to fight corruption, in coherence with human rights and helping to explore human potential.
Welcome to our website. The following paragraphs will provide some information about us. We will try to guide you through our thoughts on infectious disease, intercultural cooperation, how medicine can contribue in war zones in a peace process and why we believe that innovative ideas in medicine will play a crucial role in the evolution of societies in low income countries.
The Physis Foundation investigates innovative ideas in the field of epidemic diseases and war trauma. All the projects organized by the Physis Foundation are done either in collaboration with ministries of health or other governmental organisations. Currently, we are active in Guinée/Conakry and Afghanistan.
We researches co-factors contributing in the evolution of infectious disease. We try to evaluate in a systemic way factors contributing in the emergence of infectious diseases. There is no doubt that microbes are the key trigger in the evolution of a clinical picture in infectious diseases. Yet co-factors seem to give the clinical picture its individual form. Seeing the origins and clinical evolution of an infectious disease from a systemic perspective is very helpful to understand better patients individual way to cope with the disease. It furthermore opens up new concepts for treatment.
Multi-causality in the evolution of infectious disease like the impact of specific trauma like war trauma or rape motivated to us to reach out for partners in war affected countries. In 2019 the foundation extended its activity and started working with partners in Afghanistan.
The individual reactivity towards parasites, bacteria or viruses depends on the individuals reactivity. Traumatic experiences can significantly impact immune responses to microbiological stress. We chose Afghanistan to study war trauma as a co-factor in the evolution of epidemic diseases.
Approaching infectious disease form a systemic perspective shows the potential and limitations of conventional treatments like antibiotics, anti-virals or anti-parasitic medication. Clinical observation has shown that addressing co factors can make a significant contribution in improving patients health suffering from infectious disease. Clinical observation shows that amplification of a maximum of adaptive response (the somatic and psychological level of the patients needs to be addressed) is the ideal way to restore health. To achieve this an approach is needed to that is not drug based, but information based. This can be achieved by imprinting disease specific information in water. We call the approach Source Medicine. It can be considered as a disease specific approach based on homeopathic principles.
We chose the name Physis as it has its origine in the Greek mythology and represents the goddess of nature. We are convinced that the best way to support and help people with medical problems is to flow nature’s plan.
The Physis Foundation contributes in the development of a systemic view of life, where living organisms are perceived as autopoetic systems integrated in dynamic networks. The qualities and potentials of living organisms depend on their complexity and interconnectedness with their environment and their internal realms. The human being is seen as an entity with physical, psychological, social, ecological and spiritual qualities and needs.
The worldview created by Western science and dominating its culture is not compatible with the notion of spirituality. In a post Cartesian world view spirituality is an integrative part. The human nature is not limited to a purely physical, emotional or social entity integrated in an ecological context of a time space continuum, but has the ability to transcend into transpersonal realms. Transcendence is an emergent property of humans. Evolution on a spiritual level is the imperative of the human experience.