Frequently Asked Questions|
How do you pronounce Heilkunst?!
Heilkunst sounds like h-eye-l and koo-nst
What is a homeopathic remedy?
A homeopathic remedy is any substance or action used according to the law of similars in order to achieve cure. However, generally speaking the term homeopathic remedy refers to a water- or alcohol-based solution that has been prepared according to homeopathic principles described below. Dilutions above 12C (10012 = 1024) are not normally found to contain any chemically active ingredients, these are a bio-energetic remedy. For illustrated examples, refer to Dr. Emoto’s work from the Links and Resources page.
How are remedies made?
Most remedies are made from mineral, plant, or animal sources according to homeopathic principles. Today, the process is trituration, dilution and succusion (mixing or shaking) is usually completed by specialized homeopathic pharmacies.
The curative qualities of remedies are identified through provings. This is the homeopathic equivalent to tests and trials that would be required of a new drug. In short, a proving involves administering a predetermined number of doses to a group of volunteers. Participants are required to keep a log of physical, mental and emotional symptoms that are experienced during the next few days or weeks. For comparative purposes, the proving often includes placebo doses. Results are compiled and organized into a report and eventually published in a homeopathic Materia Medica. These books are much like an encyclopedia of remedies listing clinical and proving results.
How universal is the law of similars?
While homeopathic philosophy does not view or apply the law of similars based on commonly accepted scientific principles, examples of this law can be observed in the world around us. Radiation is often used to treat cancer though it is known to cause cancer. Allergy shots and other similar therapies use small doses of allergens in the treatment of allergies. Even Ritalin, commonly known as ‘speed’ is used to treat so-called hyperactive disorders.
The physics concept of interference may be more helpful for the scientifically inclined. Constructive interference explains that superimposed waves of identical amplitude and wavelength will result in a wave equal to twice the amplitude of the original wave. However, a wave superimposed with its identical wave 180º out of phase will cancel itself out. This process of destructive interference could be compared to the curative action of the law of similars and more practically to the ‘dead sound’ zone at outdoor concerts.
Visit Wikipedia for illustrated examples of destructive interference. Summarized in homeopathic terms, we see that an identical wave (identical agent to the one having caused harm) would cause an aggravation while a similar wave (attenuated action, or homeopathic remedy) is curative.
How long does Heilkunst treatment last?
The length of your Heilkunst treatment depends on your health goals. Acute conditions can be resolved with one visit. The sequential treatment of your timeline and miasms (inherited predispositions) generally lasts from two to four years.
Are services covered by insurance plans?
As a rule, insurance coverage is inconsistent. Company plans and policies vary widely, those with paramedical packages are more likely to be reimbursed. Receipts are always provided for claims, further supportive documentation is available upon request.
Is it safe for the entire family?
Homeopathic remedies are safe and gentle for people of all ages, including pregnant women. In fact, your pets and plants might love them too!
Do remedies interfere with my prescription medications or other healing modalities?
Remedies operate on a bio-energetic level, they do not interfere with other medical therapies, medicines and supplements that you may already be taking.
What is the difference between classical homeopathy and Heilkunst?
The two schools of thought understand certain tenets of homeopathic philosophy differently. As a result, the application of principles and course of treatment are very different. Classical homeopaths do not follow a timeline but focus on constitutional, symptom-based prescribing. Heilkunst sees itself as a deeper methodology, delving to understand the purpose of disease in order to break habits and patterns that prevent us from being free to fulfill our potential.
Is there a difference between healing and curing?
Healing refers to strengthening the body, or immune system, and re-establishing a balance. This is often confused with curing as the body may become strong enough to mask old symptoms, or may simply displace them. On the other hand, one can be considered cured if there was only an imbalance to be corrected, not a disease to be cured. Most therapies such as herbal medicine, nutritional medicine (diet and supplement adjustments), massage therapy, etc. are healing modalities. Treatment of disease according to the law of similars results in cure and healing of the disease energy causing the symptoms.
What is the difference between homeopathy and naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a broad term used to describe the practice of natural therapies and includes, but is not limited to, nutritional and lifestyle counselling, herbal medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy and even minor surgery. Homeopathy is a medical system in itself based on the use of remedies to achieve cure as per the of law of similars, as explained in some of the previous questions.