The author of the book “My disease is trying to cure me (translated from the French “la maladie cherche à me guérir”)”, Dr. Philippe Dransart, is a homeopathic doctor and a phytotherapist. It was in 1975 that he presented a medical thesis on the merits of Arnica in traumatic brain injury. He has a background in unicist homeopathy and was an intern in a psychiatric ward for three years.
The six books he has written are the result of decades of experience. My disease is trying to cure me is the title of the first book, published in 2000. It is important because it remains relevant today and it paved the way for the other five books.
Point of view
This book provides a complementary and different view of what a disease is and why some people suffer from certain ailments and others do not. He speaks of illness or injury as a language that the body uses to address the conscious and thus begin a process of healing not only the illness/injury but also the root of the problem; the torment that is active in our soul.
We can associate this approach to another one that was described in the article we referred to written by Bruno Supiot, Health Practitioner and Naturopath in France: what is there to cure in you?
Of course, with six books, Dr. Dransart goes deeper into the subject. He gives several examples of clinical cases he has seen throughout his career as well as an explanation of the psychological cause that would have been a factor in the development of the disease. For example, an inflammation would be the manifestation of an anger that ignites and burns us. Or, the case of a patient who loses the ability to put weight on one leg because of a herniated disc, but at the same time, his business partner betrays him and leaves him without financial support. Is it a coincidence?
Why read this book?
Dr. Dransart’s goal is to help us better understand what our illness, or that of our patient’s, is trying to express through the language the body uses to talk to us. Although there is a personal expression to everyone, there are certain trends that can put us in the right direction. But Dr. Dransart warns us; it is not a matter of understanding, but of seeing. The healing exercise belongs to the consciousness more than to the mind according to him.
The approach is not to replace traditional medicine, but to complement it. Because if the disease is not treated with all the tools that are available to us, it can have serious consequences. Same thing with the cause; if it is ignored, the disease could come back to show us what we have chosen to conceal or refused to understand.
Does disease make sense? This is the question that is at the root of Dr. Dransart’s approach, including his first book: My disease is trying to cure me.
Have you read it? What did you think?