Beyond Mainstream Medicine

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Beyond Mainstream Medicine: Dialogue Towards a New Paradigm for Health

In Beyond Mainstream Medicine, Dr. Thomas Hardtmuth and Dr. Richard House dive deeply into the very foundations of human wellbeing, exhaustively detailing what is wrong philosophically and clinically with the current prevailing biomedical paradigm of health and disease, how these shortcomings have been highlighted during the Covid crisis, and the changes needed before a radical reestablishment of a genuinely holistic understanding of health, illness, and healing can occur.

“With their publication, Beyond Mainstream Medicine, Thomas Hardtmuth and Richard House have presented a small masterpiece for which one can only be grateful…. Particularly inspiring is the clear description of a necessary paradigm shift in medicine, in which each and every one of us can actively participate. For at the center of this new paradigm for health is the individual human being with his or her special possibilities to strengthen his or her spiritual, emotional ,and physical health, and thus his or her complex immune system.” —Michaela Glöckler, MD (from her preface)


Preface by Michaela Gloeckler


Introduction: Corona in context

  • Biomechanistic Ideology
  • The Enemy Image of Micro-organisms
  • Financial System
  • Commercialization of Health Care
  • Ecological Crisis
  • Media Psycho-techniques
  • The authoritarian nature of modern science
  • The Dialogue



“Thomas Hardtmuth and Richard House agree that mainstream bio-pharmaceutical medicine is in need of urgent reform, if not a revolution. In this searching dialogue, they dive deeply into the most fundamental assumptions and ontologies of illness, health and well-being, and offer pointers for how health systems need to change. Unmissable.” Dr Christian Buckland, Psychotherapist.

About the Author

Richard House, PhD, is senior lecturer at the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, University of Roehampton, London. He is a Steiner kindergarten educator and founder/member of the Open EYE campaign. With Sue Palmer, he orchestrated the two Daily Telegraph Open Letters on “toxic” childhood (2006) and play (2007). He writes extensively on childcare, education, and psychotherapeutic issues. Dr. House is the author of numerous articles and several books on psychotherapy and education.

Dr. Thomas Hardtmuth, born in 1956, is an MD and freelance writer. He studied medicine in Munich and works as a senior physician specializing in thoracic surgery at the Heidenheim Clinic. Dr. Hardtmuth lectures and leads seminars in the field of medical and anthropological issues. His publications include Das verborgene Ich: Aspekte zum Verständnis der Krebskrankheit (The hidden “I”: Aspects of understanding cancer), 2003 and Denkfehler. Das Dilemma der Hirnforschung (Errors in thinking: The dilemma of brain research), 2006.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 6 × .5 × 9 in





July 2022






Wynstones Press


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