How PiLeJe came into being

Towards health based medicine ?

The origins of PiLeJe lie in the frustration of a general practitioner who felt that his work was restricted to the “disease-based medicine” for which he had been trained : medicine that goes into action when there is something wrong (and not medicine focusing on keeping people in good health). 


Solutions for functional disorders


As a country doctor Dr Christian Leclerc very soon noticed that most of his patients came to see him not about an illness but about functional disorders of varying degrees of complexity (fatigue, anxiety, digestive disorders, repeated infections etc).
 
Medical school however had only prepared him for treating illness by prescribing drugs, which in some circumstances turned out to be unsuitable and often produced unintended adverse effects.

 

Along with some of his colleagues Dr Leclerc looked for solutions elsewhere, in particular by being trained in mesotherapy, osteopathy, nutrition and phytotherapy. PiLeJe was established as a result of this search for solutions that would meet the demands of patients and help them to maintain sustainable good health. The solutions had to be effective, reproducible and scientifically proven. 

 

Solutions for individualized prevention

 

Individualized prevention is the second area developed by PiLeJe and considers the “intermediate states of health” :

 

Currently illness only begins when the doctor makes a diagnosis : the patient thus goes from being a “healthy person” to an “ill person”, with no period of transition. However, illness comes at the end of a series of intermediate states : left untreated these states eventually result in illness. 
 
Scientific medical research provides us with indicators to identify these precursory signs of illness in order to tackle them individually. 

 

For example it is now possible to use complementary examinations in a different way. Anyone wishing to know about the risk of developing an illness can now have an appropriate biological analysis done which will then indicate how their behavior should be adjusted (diet etc).