The Phyto-Aromatherapy Institute

The Phyto-Aromatherapy Institute is under the direction of Dr. C. Duraffourd and Dr. J. C. Lapraz of the French Society for Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy (SFPA).


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The Phyto-Aromatherapy Institute (PAI) was founded in 1992 by Annemarie Buhler to further the work of Drs. Christian Duraffourd and Jean Claude Lapraz in the USA.

The Scientists Behind The Endobiogenic Concept

Doctors Christian Duraffourd and Jean Claude Lapraz have been French medical practitioners for over 30 years, including the eight years they served as oncobiologists in the Department of General Surgery and Oncology of a leading Paris hospital (1989-1996).
The Phyto-Aromatherapy Institute works under their direction.

They developed a new approach to medicine, Endobiogenics, which is based on a refined view of the endocrine system in its managing role over metabolisms and functions. This approach addresses both the pathology and the patient, implementing global diagnostic techniques focused on the root causes of the pathology and phytotherapeutic treatments predisposing the body to undertake its own recovery.

Borne out of a daily practice involving thousands of patients and a large spectrum of pathologies (including degenerative pathologies like cancer), the endobiogenic approach has yielded significant curative results through the use of medicinal plants and essential oils. Currently, the majority of their patients are cancer victims, some of whom travel to Paris from every part of the globe.

In 1980, they founded the French Society for Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy, which purposes to promote those therapies among medical doctors and pharmacists and to organize post-graduate education. Their association with universities around the world has established clinical training in France, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Tunisia, Mexico and the United States.

Dr. Lapraz regularly conducts endobiogenics seminars in the U.S., usually twice a year.

Drs. Duraffourd and Lapraz have also co-authored a number of works articulating the endibiogenic approach, the most recent ones being Traité de Phytothérapie Clinique (Masson Ed. 2002), ABC de Phytothérapie (Grancher Ed. 1998), La Plante médicinale, de la tradition à la science (Grancher Ed. 1997), Les cahiers de Phytothérapie Clinique (5 volumes, the last one of which was published by Masson in 1996 and translated in Italian and Spanish).

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The Phyto-Aromatherapy Institute (PAI)
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