Heilkunst is a treatment process that uses homeopathic remedies to change the environment within the client so as to allow the body to heal itself.
The longer answer:
is a German term that can be translated as the art and true science of
making whole. Though long forgotten, the true meaning of the word art is
relevant in the practice of Heilkunst. From Webster's dictionary, art is the
adaptation of things in the natural world to the uses of life; the application
of knowledge or power to practical purposes.
is the application of knowledge acquired from nature to make a person whole, that
is to obtain true and lasting health. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the
founder of Homeopathy, wrote that, the physician's highest and only calling is
to make the sick healthy, to cure as it is called. He carefully selected the term Heilkunst to describe the
medical system he used to help his patients achieve full and uncompromising health.
Heilkunst is a holistic medical system that takes into account a person's
lifestyle and their physical requirements for optimum health, as well as
targeting the diseases that are embodied within the person. Heilkunst often
involves the use of Sequential Treatment (which is explained more thoroughly in
the "What is Sequential Treatment" section of this website) is used to treat
the lasting emotional and physical traumas left on the body by life
What is Sequential Treatment?
Sequential Treatment addresses the lasting emotional and physical
traumas that have left a residue on a person's physical body and life force by these life
experiences. Though there are many names for this force (such as chi, prana,
the soul), most people accept that there is an unseen force that animates the
body. This treatment aims at dealing with the traumas that a person has experienced, whether they are physical or emotional, or a combination of the two. Sequential treatment starts with the present time and works backwards, treating all the major (to the client) shocks with one of the facits of Heilkunst - whether they are physical remedies or a clarity gained through the acquisition of relevant information or a change in outlook - all of which will change the state of mind so that the body may then heal itself.
What is Homeopathy?
The history of homeopathy is very
interesting, and it is suggested reading should you desire to understand
how the remedies that I use were discovered.
The Definition of Homeopathy The word "Homeopathy"
means similar suffering. The relevance of the word is based on Hahnemann's
discovery of treating disease with the use of a substance that will engender
similar symptoms (to the disease) in a relatively healthy person.
Hahnemann's first experiment with Homeopathy was
when, in a healthy state, he ingested the Peruvian cinchona tree's bark after
reading that it was used to treat Malaria. Following the dose, he began
to experience Malarial symptoms. It was an "aha!" moment which proved to
Hahnemann that the Law of Similars was true. If like does cure like, he concluded,
then it made perfect sense that cinchona bark would be used to cure Malaria.
Many detailed histories of Homeopathy are available online or in print. My
recommended reading list includes: