I have always been passionate about medicine. At the beginning, though, surgery was what interested...
I have always been passionate about medicine. At the beginning, though, surgery was what interested me most because, as a concrete approach, it allows us to treat a problem directly.
I was lucky enough to be a surgery intern at a hospital in Neuilly, and to perform operations, thus realizing a desire I’d had since childhood.
At the same time, I have always been interested in the “why” and the “how” of life. When I was an adolescent, I suffered from severe acne. My parents, both of whom were pharmacists, took me to all of the most important dermatologists, but nobody could help me. Without expecting too much, they finally took me to Dr. Rouy, a homeopathic doctor in Paris. The results were spectacular. Although they had initially been very skeptical about homeopathy, my parents ended up using it for themselves. They were very satisfied with the results, and their Cartesian biases were cast to the wayside. For me, this experience was a point of entry into a field distinct from surgery: the origins of illness. Over the years, I took an active interest in homeopathic medicine. I got trained in it, and I met specialists such as Max Tetau. I also began studying acupuncture.
I came upon the idea of working with minerals and studying their impact on the organism.
After finishing my studies in Paris, I went into practice as a doctor in Nice. There, I started to reflect on my patients’ illnesses, and tried to understand their deeper origins.
These reflections, which I shared with other researchers, allowed me to develop a method for investigating the complexity of the human experience. I still teach this method today, and it has been enriched by the experiences of practitioners in many different countries.
Through encounters with colleagues such as Paul Nogier, the father of auriculotherapy, I learned about the effects of environmental signals (stress, stimuli) on the pulse. Other researchers, such as Jaques Lavier and Jacques-Émile Henri Niboyet, in the field of acupuncture, inspired my research on the informational aspect of cellular communication.
Paul Nogier and his techniques helped drive my research on vital cellular information. On the other hand, Jacques Lavier and his exceptional knowledge of the TAO, or the relationship between men and women, in their environment, gradually allowed me to develop an overarching concept of human experience.
As for Jacques-Émile Henri Niboyet, the consistent concern of his research with that which is rational has allowed me to find a concrete relationship with life, with the body as a reference point. Each person holds knowledge within him or herself, and, because of this, he or she can sometimes help the other to access this knowledge.
Through working with homeopathic remedies, I started to understand the impact of information, contained in a substance, on a particular target in the body. I also observed that a synergy between the information and the substance gave rise to emergent properties. Thus, I was able to identify my patients’ particular weaknesses, and to find the treatments most adapted to their particular conditions. I have always practiced made-to-measure medicine, modeled on the individual. I have had success with this approach, and from time to time my former patients still remind me of their gratitude for it.
Because my practice was based on the disorders, or rather the particular weaknesses, of each individual, my patients were very satisfied. As this became known, my practice kept growing and growing. However, even though people were enthusiastic about the results, I still wasn’t completely satisfied with my approach. This was because I had confirmed that the information that was actually at the origin of the processes I was dealing with would remain stored in the organism, and could be reactivated upon the appearance of a new stress.
What came next was the idea of working with minerals, and studying their impact on the organism. I soon became aware that I had touched on something very interesting. At that time, I was lucky enough to meet the son of George Lakovsky, who had resumed work on polymetallic circuits. Indeed, the use of metals yielded significant results. At the same time, it became clear that my patients would have to be treated with even greater precision and care.
A new phase began to take shape, fueled by new reflections on the role of amino acids and the information they contained. This allowed me to integrate a new investigative method into my approach, and to observe deeper and longer-lasting consequences. However, it required a lot of follow-up, and since this was a constraint both for me and for my patients, I kept looking for other solutions.
Ever since becoming familiar with the astonishing work that George Lakovsky did in the 1920’s on polymetallic circuits, a particular question had remained in the back of my mind: what effect would these circuits have on the vitality of a plant or of a human being? This was the point of departure for a rich series of reflections on the body’s “vital currents”: an electromagnetic network allowing all of the cellular groups to exchange information in real time.
Thus, little by little, I developed formulas based on micro-doses of specific combinations of minerals. They started to take form in 1983, and today they make up a range of 39 nutritional supplements, the indispensable “tools” for the initiation of the research that I am still conducting today.
Through this range of mineral complexes, I have been able to find the nutritional (i.e. the non-therapeutic) action that I have long been seeking in order to support natural self-regulation. Based on these complexes, I have constructed a scientific method for approaching a person in his or her totality. This method is now taught to practitioners in different countries and has applications in a variety of fields related to well-being.
The 39 complexes were initially used in an associative approach. This was the start of what we later called "Nutripuncture® ".
In 1995, we started studying these complexes in five-member sequences. We had just begun an enormous project, which continues to this day: the inquiry into vital cellular information and the study of cellular language through the expression of the five senses. Using the “tools” which we had developed ten years before, we were finding a complex alphabet that allowed living organisms to communicate diverse, specific information.
I became interested not only in my patients’ problems, but also in the vital currents that had been deviated and which, if dynamized, could allow the organism to regain its capacity for self-regulation. I found myself gradually discovering the fundamental laws that govern the vital cycles and the biorhythms. From this point of departure it became clear that when an illness appeared we could, alongside the medicines prescribed by doctors, dynamize the organism in order to facilitate its own self-regulation.
Patrick Véret and Cristina Cuomo
Throughout all the encounters I have had and the trials I have withstood, my companion, Cristina Cuomo, has always been a tremendous help, enthusiastically supporting this pioneering work. I have had the pleasure of sharing my projects with Ervin Laszlo, Edgar Morin, Emilio Del Giudice, Fabio Burigana, Yvonne Parquer…. the list of friends and collaborators is long.
Fabio Burigana, Patrick Véret, Ervin Laszlo
Here, I must say that the thoughts and reflections of two great people, Ervin Laszlo and Edgar Morin, have been particularly enlightening and encouraging during the course of my research on human complexity (which is inseparable from the question of environment). Edgar Morin, who is very interested in our research on the voice and its sonic impulses, has agreed to be the honorary president of Human-Voice, an organization created to provide vocal professionals with the benefits of Nutripuncture on sonic expression.
Edgar Morin and Patrick Véret : left | Ervin Laszlo and Patrick Véret ; right
Today, our research has been going on for over thirty years and it is taught internationally. Cristina Cuomo has worked successfully towards bringing its teachings and applications to a wider public, in the context of a number of professions dedicated to well-being. This work has been oriented towards helping men and women reach their full potential and dynamize their vitality.
Over the past several years, training programs have been established in Europe (in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Spain and France), North America (in the United States and Canada), Asia (in Singapore and Hong Kong) and Australia.
I am still far from having finished my discoveries, since each step leads to yet another. I am still not satisfied, but I have been able to realize my ambition of offering a large number of people the possibility of accessing well-being. I have done so with an ongoing sense of wonder and enthusiasm, even after more than thirty years.
It is a great pleasure for me to continue my work on vital cellular information. This research has had a bearing on several different fields. I am particularly passionate about the studies we have done on the voice, for a person’s vocal sonorities reflect his or her internal landscape, in accordance with the body’s vital currents. This ongoing research opens new doors that reveal the astonishing complexity of human experience, in men and women alike, during their constant interaction with their environment, as a source of life and self-fulfillment.
FABIO BURIGANA¸one of Patrick Véret’s first Italian collaborators, is in charge of Nutripuncture training in Italy. He is the president of the Non-Profit Organization ANITA, which provides Continuing Education in Nutripuncture and regularly organizes conferences related to this discipline.
For more than thirty years he has worked towards integrating alternative approaches such as homeopathy or osteopathy with traditional medicine. He is the president of AMeC (Association Médecine et Complexité), an organization that won the 2006 Terzani Prize for the humanization of medicine. He is a practicing gastroenterologist in Trieste.
CRISTINA CUOMO works closely with Patrick Véret and is the director of Nutripuncture training in France. For twenty years, Cristina has researched the positive effects of Nutripuncture on vocal expression, posture, and gestures. She is the president of the Human Voice Association, the honorary president of which is Edgar Morin. She directs conferences and trainings on walking, the voice and Nutripuncture in Europe and in Canada.
YVONNE PARQUER, trained in a holistic approach to medicine, has participated in Nutripuncture research for many years. She is part of the pedagogical team that trains future Nutripuncturists in France.
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