This medicine focuses on the individual living in its surroundings.
The physician is treating a patient who has a symptom the origin of which is always multifactorial. The warning light activated on the switchboard will go off once whatever has activated it will be repaired; it does not mean that the switchboard has to be taken to pieces.
The physician tunes the piano and the patient can better do his/her scales meaning live his/her life.
This allows to save time, to alleviate suffering, so it is an economy.
This is conducted, if needed, simultaneously and concurrently with a possible approach focused on the symptom or the illness.
If in this relationship between a patient and a physician the symptom will turn out to be unbearable, it will be treated.
Taking care of an irreversible illness, always in a personalized way, will often be liberating.
This fair complementarity of “two types of medicine” seems to be an ideal way of taking care of the patient as an individual and of his/her suffering that sometimes forges him/her ahead but can also paralyze him/her.
After such an approach the patient testifies that his/her life becomes much more simple.