Paracelsus - Man is his own Medicine
Year: 2010
Run-Time: 1 x 43 min.

Directed by Eva Gressel

A co-production of ORF/3sat and Lhotsky Film
Available worldwide

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9

Paracelsus - Man is his own Medicine

Paracelsus - Der Mensch ist des Menschen Medizin

Paracelsus - a philosopher, physician, alchemist and field researcher of traditional European folk medicine.

Paracelsus rejected theoretical learning; for him only his experience and the observations he had made on his travels throughout Europe counted.His aim was to understand the true nature of man and his relationship to the cosmos, and he sought ways to produce genuinely curative medicines with whose help he hoped to be able to create in man a harmony of body, mind and spirit. Even in his day Paracelsus had discovered man's ability to heal himself.What remains of Paracelsus' holistic view of the world in today's system of medicine?We found people who look to Paracelsus and apply his knowledge of holistic healing in a practical way:anthroposophical physicians, naturopaths, pharmacists and spagyricists, exponents of astromedicine and herbalism as well as representatives of the EU platform for complementary medicine.

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