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Pathways of Homoeopathic Medicine

Blessing, Bettina

2011, X, 110 p.

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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.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » homeopathic

Related subjects » Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Table of contents 

Foreword 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 Clinical homoeopathy The dissemination of complex homoeopathy Felke Madaus Reckeweg Hense Zähres Schwabe Pascoe Excursus: spagyrics Electro-homoeopathy Mattei Sauter Zimpel Krauss Sonntag 2 The Connection Between Homoeopathy and Naturopathy Naturopathy Pathological concepts Emanuel Felke and his therapeutic concept: homoeopathy and naturopathy Felke's pathological concept Felke's healing approach Sitzbaths Light-, air- and sun baths Clay therapy Nutrition and exercise Hahnemann's dietetics 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 Drug Proving Posology 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” 4 Summary 5 Archives 6 Bibliography

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