Our work has shown: effective help can not be limited to just one level.
Therefore, our actions are not based solely on medical requirements, but consider and confirm the people in their harmony with their environment, its circumstances and needs. It is particularly important to us not to set our own standards and values prematurely, but to respect the original and traditional, to preserve and to promote, where a proven, functional balance exists.
We do not want to prematurely intervene, replace, or even manipulate, but to integrate and find solutions in harmony with the given. This also means that we do not force ourselves where we are not asked for help.
THIS MAXIM HAS 3 GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
I. Comprehensive complementary treatment and rehabilitation
Our actions should be adapted to the given medical needs as well as taking into account the cultural treatment traditions that exist there.
Dogmas are secluded. We welcome everything that helps.
We neither want to create needs nor disturb the system, but to support the intact, social and cultural existence.
This has resulted in a new concept of health and illness, care and provision, rehabilitation and integration, in which we combine complementary therapies such as traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and homeopathy with the methods of conventional medicine.
II. Optimizing by minimizing
Deficiency is a default in Jharkhand rural areas. It forces us to reduce – and thus to optimize.
This is in line with our basic principle: considerate, restrained and minimal action. We import as little as possible, be it materials, technology or auxiliary equipment.
We do not look for complex, modern, often expensive and invasive standard solutions for local problems, but for integrated and adapted measures.
Regarding surgery, we were able to reduce the procedures to their essence, develop new ones, and thereby become more successful.
III. Tradition – not invasion
We do not want to destroy and rebuild, but to help maintain harmony by strengthening measures.
At the core of our interest are the Adivasi, the indigenous people of India. We want to protect and promote this culture. This relationship is not one-sided.
In our search for improved solutions we have learned a lot from them ourselves: their originality, their clear truths and their respect for everything that exists.
We also implement this in our work by taking up and amending, not competing, because the system in its current form is quite harmonious and closed.