Saturday, September 17, 2011

Doctor endorses holistic approach for medicine

Doctor Bob Leckridge responds in "Care of the Soul in Medicine" to the audio version of Thomas Moore’s book with the same title. Leckridge agrees “with both the broad thrust, and the detailed statements within his book.” Leckridge was inspired to read Albert Schweitzer whom Moore quotes and includes Schweitzer’s view: “The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.”

Leckridge shares that he "was a General Practitioner from 1982 through to the end of 1995. Since 1996 I have been working at Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital. The holistic approach to patients there really suits me. One of the guiding principles of homeopathy is that every one of us is unique. The particular medicine a patient needs is based on their whole experience. It’s not selected just for the disease they have. One of the things I love about my work is the stories patients tell me."