Healthy with homeopathy

Homeopathy helps people help themselves because it activates the body's own self-healing powers. More and more people are choosing this healing method as their path to health. Homeopathy is a natural holistic treatment, generally well tolerated and with no risk of addiction.

Classical homeopathy as developed by Samuel Hahnemann

Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843)

Homeopathy is a naturopathic treatment method that was developed at the beginning of the 19th century by German physician and pharmacist Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843).

The word homeopathy comes from Greek and means "similar suffering". In homeopathy, a disease is treated with the agent that triggers a "similar suffering" in healthy humans. Thus, the real disease is imitated, so to speak, in a weakened form. This activates the body, mobilizes the body's defenses, and sets the healing process in motion.

If you understand this you have already mastered the basic principle of homeopathy: "Similia similibus curentur" - "Like is cured by like", as Samuel Hahnemann put it. It can be thought of as a kind of stimulation therapy. Fine stimuli act as a signal to the body, mobilizing blocked and weakened body functions.

Another principle of homeopathy is the use of "potentized" substances. Potentization (development of potency) is dilution with simultaneous "dynamization" (succussion or trituration). The medicines are made from "mother tinctures" of plant, mineral or animal origin and diluents such as alcohol, water, glycerin, or lactose. Hahnemann discovered that, with many substances, the healing powers are only released by potentization. He also discovered that toxic substances became valuable medicines when potentized.

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Homeopathic complex drugs as developed by Pastor Emanuel Felke

Homeopathic complex drugs are a further development of the homeopathic healing process discovered by Samuel Hahnemann. In contrast to classical homeopathy, in which only one active substance is prescribed, several drugs are combined in one medicine in homeopathic complex drugs. The carefully selected individual components complement each other in relation to a particular disease, so that it can be treated holistically. The substances have a synergistic effect, that is, they enhance each other.

Treatment with homeopathic complex drugs started in the middle of the 19th century and can now refer to its own long tradition of use. Complex drugs are characterized by their gentle and reliable mode of action. They are generally well tolerated and have very few side effects. They are often used for acute medical conditions such as colds and are well suited for self-treatment.

One difficulty of classical homeopathy developed by Hahnemann is the elaborate, individual identification of suitable homeopathic single medicines tailored to the respective patient. In addition, sometimes several agents must be taken at the same time or one after the other for the various symptoms of a disease, for example, for the flu. Since complex drugs cover a wide range of symptoms, no special skills are required to use them for many health problems. In cases of more severe diseases or chronic illness, homeopathic complex drugs can be used selectively by the doctor or practitioner to achieve improvement over the long term for these cases, too.

Pastor Emanuel Felke (1856-1926)

The famous German naturopath Pastor Emanuel Felke (1856-1926), who is also called the father of complex drug homeopathy, made Hahnemann's homeopathy accessible to everyone. During his decades-long career treating patients, Felke began increasingly to combine single homeopathic remedies with each other, using the writings of Hahnemann and other important naturopaths. Finally, he came to the realization that the most complex disease states of his patients were most effectively treated with drug combinations. As a result, he developed numerous complex remedies which he adapted to specific conditions. However, Felke did not understand these as fixed medical conditions in the modern sense, but—in the sense of a holistic therapy—typical, frequently observed general disorders of the human body.

Hevert - In the Tradition of Pastor Felke

Emil Hevert (1899-1957)

When he founded the Hevert company with his wife Dorothea in the mid-1950s, pharmacist Emil Hevert laid the foundation for the company on Pastor Emanuel Felke’s legacy. Hevert was founded in Bad Sobernheim, where Pastor Felke practiced for many years, and later was the headquarters of the Felke Association formed out of many Felke Therapy Societies (Emil Hevert was also involved in the founding of this association). To this day, Bad Sobernheim, with its spa hotels, is the center for Felke therapy which uses the well-known natural remedies of light, air, water, clay and a natural food diet in addition to homeopathy. A large number of the formulas that Hevert medicines are based on were created in cooperation with students of the famous Pastor Emanuel Felke.

Felke spa hotel in Bad Sobernheim, Germany
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