The Syn­er­gist

GE­ORGE LE­WITH He is a multi-skilled and multi-trained physi­cian

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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.

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