Sunday, February 10, 2008

Mind Body medicine in Fort Wayne

A 71-year-old neurosurgeon in Fort Wayne, Indiana named Rudy Kachmann has just opened the Kachmann Mind Body Institute within the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Kachmann tells the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel:

"I am an unyielding believer in biomedicine’s ability to overcome most of the challenges presented by a life-threatening injury or pathological process. But I also believe the abdication of treating the whole person, medicine’s detachment from the mind, is a false, outdated dichotomy that scientific discoveries, contemporary needs and economic realities no longer support."

Some day, people will look back upon western medical practices in our time with as much disbelief and distaste as we today look back at medieval "medical" treatments.

In the meantime, three cheers for Dr. Kachmann.

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