Situating Aurelis within healthcare

The active factor of mainstream medicine was throughout the ages, and until recently, almost exclusively based on suggestion in the form of placebo. But even now this is largely the case, despite the impression that mainstream medicine emits a lot of drugs, but also surgical interventions and psychotherapy are for more than 50% effective through the placebo effect. This is certainly no less the case for alternative medicines.

Suggestion in the broad sense is probably the best way to kindle psychological power towards working at solving health problems at the source. That explains why suggestion, though rarely applied openly, has always been the main support for all possible health problems. Placebo, i.e. the non-overt use of suggestion, in all its forms also has disadvantages. In the first place, it is and remains forever a deception. Many people who receive a placebo that is revealed as such later on, feel cheated, even if they first felt some benefit. More and more patients expect a large degree of self-determination and participation concerning their own health issue. This is the reverse of placebo. Moreover, the use of placebo creates an undue reliance on the medical system and a learned helplessness, thereby heightening possible illness.

Looking for a better way to use suggestion, any kind of placebo-like deception has been put aside throughout the development of Aurelis. What remains is the mere suggestion that cannot be other than autosuggestion. This lives up to the promise that personal own mental abilities can be used for what they are. Aurelis is therefore both unique and what medicine should always be: a way of leading people, in their quest for greater health, firstly towards the main drug of all times: the patient himself.