Celebrating 50 Years of Medicine: Part I – From Personal Tragedy to the Founding of Quantum University

Celebrating 50 Years of Medicine: Part I – From Personal Tragedy to the Founding of Quantum University

By Dr. Paul Drouin

Embarking on a journey into the depths of medicine, my path was both ignited and guided by a deeply personal tragedy. The eventual founding of Quantum University stands as a testament to the transformative power of pivotal experiences that profoundly shaped my understanding of health and healing. Marked by discovery, disappointment, and determination, this journey led me to integrate the principles of quantum physics into a new paradigm for medical education and practice.

The catalyst for this transformative journey was the heart-wrenching experience of witnessing my youngest brother, Jacques, battle a rare and untreatable form of bone cancer, osteosarcoma of the skull. His suffering, coupled with the conventional medical system’s inability to offer hope or solutions, instilled in me a deep sense of powerlessness and a burning question: “Why pain? Why suffering?” This tragic event sparked an existential quest for answers, propelling me to seek a deeper understanding of medicine that encompassed not only the physical but also the emotional and spiritual dimensions of health.

My initial excitement upon entering medical school quickly gave way to disappointments as I encountered the limitations of conventional Western medicine. The curriculum focused narrowly on symptoms and pharmacological treatments, neglecting to explore the underlying causes of illness or the holistic nature of human beings. This mechanistic approach felt profoundly unsatisfactory, failing to address the myriad of factors that contribute to health and disease. It became clear to me that there had to be a better way, an approach that considered the whole person. Thus, I embarked on an exploration of alternative medical traditions such as natural medicine, Taoist medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, and auriculotherapy, alongside conventional medical procedures in my family practice.

A significant turning point in my journey occurred during a sabbatical year in Switzerland, where I collaborated with a diverse group of physicians from around the world. Together, we delved into the mind-body connection, psychosomatic disease, and different altered states of consciousness through meditation experiences. This transformative experience exposed me to the profound impacts of meditation and relaxation techniques on brain physiology and health. It was a pivotal moment that deepened my commitment to integrating these practices into my medical approach.

Upon returning to Québec, I began incorporating what I had learned into my family practice, creating an integrative medical approach that combined conventional treatments with holistic modalities. While met with enthusiasm by patients, this approach faced skepticism and criticism from peers within the conventional medical community. Nonetheless, witnessing firsthand the benefits it brought to my patients further solidified my resolve to find a scientific foundation for these alternative modalities. This quest led me to the groundbreaking insights of quantum physics as the basis for truly integrative medicine.

The establishment of Quantum University in the United States marked the culmination of my journey and the beginning of a new chapter in medical education. Informed by my experiences in Québec, Switzerland, and my holistic practice, I recognized the limitations of the existing medical paradigm and the transformative potential of a quantum-based approach to health and healing. Quantum University was founded with the mission to create an extended medical curriculum that embraces the principles of quantum physics, offering a comprehensive understanding of health that transcends physical symptoms to include the energetic and consciousness dimensions of the human being.

At Quantum University, we have developed a curriculum that integrates the insights of quantum physics with traditional and alternative healing modalities, creating a new model of healthcare education that prepares practitioners to address the complex, multidimensional nature of health and disease. This approach reflects my lifelong commitment to exploring the depths of medicine and my passion for fostering a healthcare system that recognizes the true nature of the human being and assists individuals in reaching their greatest potential through healing on all levels.

In retrospect, my journey has been a testament to the power of personal tragedy to catalyze profound professional and personal growth. From the painful loss of my brother to the exploration of alternative medical traditions, the disappointment in conventional medical education, and the transformative experiences in Switzerland and beyond, each step has been instrumental in shaping my vision for a new paradigm in healthcare. Quantum University embodies this vision, standing as a beacon of innovation and holistic healing. I am dedicated to advancing this work, hopeful that it will inspire a broader acceptance and integration of quantum-based health and wellness practices in medical schools and healthcare systems around the world.


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Homeopath, Acupuncturist, Doctor of Natural Medicine, Professor of Integrative Medicine, Founder and President of Quantum University, and host of the Quantum World TV and the World Congress of Integrative Medicine.

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Quantum University is an institution of higher learning that provides degrees and certification programs in holistic, alternative, natural, and integrative medicine based on quantum physics.