Dr Apelles Econs MRCS LRSP
Dr Econs studied Medicine at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, where he graduated in 1976. After working in a number of hospital posts, he entered NHS general practice, where he spent 22 years as a principal, also operating as a part-time allergy specialist since 1992. He has a wide ranging experience with management of dietary problems, the treatment of intestinal parasites, the use of oral and intravenous nutrition, dealing with chemically sensitive people and the use of all the modern methods of immunotherapy including the Enzyme Potentiated method (EPD), the Low-dose method (LDI) and the more “conventional” sub-lingual immunotherapy (SLIT).
Many years ago the Society enthused me to learn, understand and use fundamental concepts related to allergies and the interaction of human physiology with common environmental factors; in the process I discovered some special “tools" to help many acute or chronic conditions, not taught in medical schools or described in textbooks or official guidelines.
The BSEM has nurtured me and many others to develop a career in a field “ahead of one’s time” - admittedly this is neither for the faint hearted nor a ticket for easy life but it proves to be a powerful tool in hands that want to practice meaningful Medicine and help people beyond drug regimes and “quick fixing” methodologies.
Top class conferences and post graduate seminars, resonate an awareness of some overt and some obscured dangers in the modern world - areas which reflect a colossal void in medical education. This medical community is warm as is unique, with an expressed intent to educate and share, constantly focused on dealing with the individual and the underlying causes of ill health.