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Follows the progress of homoeopathic therapies up to World War II.
Focuses mainly on the development of double and complex remedies.
Reveals various orientations of homoeopathy, spagyric, naturopathy and conventional medicine advocated homoeopathic remedies and supported medical concepts that were based on ‘holistic’ views.
Bettina Blessing’s study follows the progress of homoeopathic therapies up to World War II. It focuses mainly on the development of double and complex remedies which were highly controversial even at the times of Hahnemann, who also experimented with double remedies. Various orientations of homoeopathy, spagyric, naturopathy and conventional medicine advocated homoeopathic remedies and supported medical concepts that were based on ‘holistic’ views. One of the proponents of alternative healing methods was the renowned Berlin surgeon August Bier (1861-1949). For him, homoeopathy was one of several possible medical approaches and, in accordance with Heraclitus, he argued that a ‘harmonious view’ of medicine was not possible as long as one of them was excluded.
1 The Development of Complex Homoeopathy from the 19th Century to the End of the Weimar Republic
The controversy about the double remedy during Hahnemann's lifetime
Arthur Lutze's views on drug mixtures
Complex remedies in Europe
The Central Homoeopathic Association
“What attitude should we have towards complex homoeopathy?”
Single remedy homoeopathy
Complex remedies as a compromise
The dissemination of complex homoeopathy
2 The Connection Between Homoeopathy and Naturopathy
Emanuel Felke and his therapeutic concept: homoeopathy and naturopathy
Felke's pathological concept
Felke's healing approach
Light-, air- and sun baths
Nutrition and exercise
Syntheses of the healing methods
3 Homoeopathy as Part of a “Holistic Medicine”
The 'crisis' of orthodox medicine
August Bier (1861-1949)
August Bier's attitude towards homoeopathy
Ferdinand Sauerbruch: “Taking up the cudgels for August”
Conflicts of interest
The similarity principle
Hahnemann's homoeopathy as a system
August Bier and the “world's biggest natural healing institute”
Establishing homoeopathy at the University of Berlin
Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg's pathology and therapy concept
Fever and inflammation
Phases of poisoning
Homoeopathy and homotoxicology
Injection therapy with homoeopathic remedies
Nutrition and sutoxins
Homoeopathy as the “mother of medicine”