GEORGE LEWITH He is a multi-skilled and multi-trained physician
He has perfectly integrated medical education: He took degrees in biochemistry and medicine from Cambridge, followed by acupuncture training in China, as well as manual, dietary and herbal medicines, and finally specialising in homeopathy and homotoxicology. The unusual and eclectic range of knowledge, skills and experience has allowed Dr Lewith to develop integrated medicine clinics based on the concept of the “multi-skilled physician” and interlinked therapeutic techniques. Today, he is one of the most prominent advocates of alternative medicine in the UK.
Despite its popularity, alternative treatment remains controversial, explains Dr Lewith, because there is no common approach to their regulation in the European Union. “It gets in the way of setting consistent treatment approaches and high-quality research,” he says, calling for more research and investment into this area of healthcare.