Sequential Timeline Therapy – Its History, and How We Practice It Today

Also read: What Is Sequential Therapy?

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series.
Part 2 of 3 : How to create your timeline
Part 3 of 3 : Sequential timeline therapy – What it looks like in real life?

Video Transcription

Jeff Korentayer
Welcome to today’s live stream. And we’re going to be taking a look at the topic of “Sequential Timeline Therapy”. And I just want to remind you before we get into it, that you can type your question into the comment box below. If you’re watching live, I will try to answer live right back at you. Or if you’re watching this as a recording after the fact, I will incorporate that into a future video. So let me just switch my screen over to my slide.

“Film Reel”
by Steve Snodgrass
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As I said, we’re talking about “What is ‘Sequential Timeline Therapy’?” And this will actually be the first of three-part videos. And today is we’re going to be looking at the history and how we practice it today from that history. Next week, we’ll get into part two of the practical question of “How to write down your timeline to start your treatment”. And we will conclude the week after that with part three, “What does it look like in real life?” So looking at some case examples, some reactions, some other things that we have to consider in terms of case management.

“Onion” by Jeff Easter
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So this is certainly a very familiar concept, the idea of “peeling the onion”. And that is really the idea that disease exists in layers. And the sequence of treatments starts on the outer layer and progressively works in towards the core. So it’s not too difficult to understand of an analogy. And the way I put it here, the complexities of therapeutics can’t be done “all at once”, but must be sequenced rationally (or one step at a time).

“1598”
by Ian Sane
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Now, if we give kind of a general outline to the history of sequential therapy, the original seeds we actually find back in Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. If we really read his text closely and really understand the concept of what he was talking about, we’re going to see in just a moment that he actually would not have been against sequential therapy. He already kind of outlined the basis of it. Next, we’re going to move on to Dr. Jean Elmiger who was a French Swiss doctor and homeopath. And in the 1970s, he wrote a book called Rediscovering Real Medicine. He actually wrote it in French. I apologize, I don’t have the French title at the tip of my tongue right now. And then we will finally look at how all of the above was expanded through the work of Steven Decker, Rudi Verspoor and Patty Smith in the 1990s. And then finally, how that research has continued to expand and what that means for our practice of sequential therapy today.

So going back to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. The main concept that we can find that is really important for our purposes in explaining sequential therapy is (and you’ll find other aspects of this I’ve talked about in a previous video, which was on the three outcomes of medicine) you’ll see that Hahnemann talks about how when you have a medicine, which is not similar to the disease being treated. But as he says, you’ll get that newer, stronger disease suspends the weaker one, and then effectively creates a sequence where now this newer disease would need to be cured first. And then what that will reveal is the older disease, kind of comes up from under the surface of that. And then that needs to be treated second or afterwards. So that’s already implicit in Hahnemann, this idea of sequence and the reason why that’s the case. So that’s really important to understand. And that’s as true as he revealed it then. And it’s true as we practice it today as we go through a patient’s timeline. That has never changed. So as I say, remember that, that is at the basis of everything that we’re going to get into in the next couple of minutes. And I’ll give you just a quick example. So very simple. If somebody has an infectious disease, and then that’s suppressed with an antibiotic, well, we’ve now created a sequence of disease where the antibiotics is now the most present disease (it’s kind of the interface, active disease). And what’s behind that, what we’re going to find underneath after we’ve cured the antibiotics disease, we’re going to find the remnants of that original infectious disease are still there under the surface. So we’ll treat the antibiotics disease now. And then what we’ll find pops up afterwards is the remnants of the antibiotics disease. So there you go, a mini timeline (a mini sequence) right there in a really, a very real life example. The other thing we can attribute to Hahnemann, and this came in the last number of years of his life. So after the bulk of his life that he had spent really revolutionising the concept of medicine and his idea of the law of similars and like cures like and how he applied the whole methodology of homeopathy, that was his first revolution. But then in the last years of his life, you can say he had a second revolution which was all about the “chronic miasms”. Now, he discovered three, let’s call it four, he was calling something “pseudo-psora”, which now we understand to be tuberculosis. He hadn’t quite gotten a name for it yet. He hadn’t quite figured out how it was different from psora. He just knew there was something different there. So he had the three miasms in his discoveries and he was kind of verging on that fourth. Something I wanted to say about Hahnemann, but it slipped my mind. Maybe it’ll come back in a moment.

Now, as I mentioned at the top, we will now go into the 1970s where we had the Swiss doctor and homeopath, Dr. Jean Elmiger. And well, this is the English translation of his book. As I’ve mentioned, I didn’t write down his French title. My French isn’t that good, I focus on English. I apologize for that. And as I say, he was an allopathic doctor. But then he was also trained in homeopathy and another other alternative modalities. And he did something very interesting, which was he used a voll machine, or it’s otherwise known as an electro-acupuncture measuring device. And he used that, basically, to detect in his patients where he was not able to make progress through the usual homeopathic methods. Using this device, he detected a number of blockages to cure in the patient, such as some very distinct iatrogenic blockages such as vaccination shocks that were in their system. He discovered other shocks, other medical shocks and other kinds of shocks. And, as well, he verified Hahnemann’s three miasms, but he extended that sequence into four primary miasms. So kind of where Hahnemann was coming to – the psora, the tuberculosis, the psychosis and the syphilis. And then, Dr. Elmiger, he added in the fifth miasm as well, where we now understand is the cancer miasm. So that as I say, it’s quite an amazing read. It’s very engaging prose and it’s quite a joy to read. If you wanted to look at his book, I know it is so available on Amazon. I believe you have to get the hardcopy. I’ve never seen a Kindle version or an e-version. So anyways, we have to do a bit of old fashioned reading with that one.

“Four Seasons – Longbridge Road”
by joiseyshowaa
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And let’s now take Elmiger’s work and we’ll move it forward into the 1990s. That’s where Rudi Verspoor and Patty Smith actually translated his book from the French into the English, and brought his concepts into the English-speaking homeopathic world. [NOTE : Rudi and Patty wrote a brand new book based on Elmiger’s ideas – it was NOT a translation from the French into English.] So they brought forward his concept of the sequential timeline. But they also have expanded it more into the realm of emotional shocks and traumas. So if you are in treatment, if you’re familiar with the NSOL remedy, that’s a huge part of the whole emotional timeline. And we’ll see in the following week’s videos. Of course, we have the very distinct black and white – the physical part of someone’s timeline. If someone’s had a broken bone, or they’ve had a car accident, or some kind of physical trauma – those are very black and white in the sense that we know when they happened. Certain days, certain month, certain year, even the time. We’ll often notice like, “Oh, yeah, this happened at 3pm. And I fell off the ladder and this and this happened.” So that part of the timeline is very black and white. But when we get into the emotional timeline, it doesn’t tend (I mean, it can, but it doesn’t necessarily pinpoint) to us one specific moment in time. But it can tend to occur over a longer extended period of time – days, weeks, months years, where an emotional conflict or trauma is going on over time. So anyways, we’ll get more into that in a future week video. But just to put into context, if you’re familiar with the NSOL and the dropper bottle, that’s what we’re getting out with that remedy. More of that long term kind of trauma, which extends beyond just one point in time. The other thing with Rudi Verspoor and Patty Smith’s work, they expanded Elmiger’s five chronic miasms into the eight that we are treating today. So essentially, there are two chronic miasm per season – spring, summer, fall, winter. Each one of those as far as archetypes, has two distinct miasms. And we will probably do one, or if not a series of videos, on the chronic miasms. There’s a whole world of things we can talk about in there. But just putting this into context, that’s what comes now at the end of the timeline and how Rudi and Patty expanded that. Just as an interesting side note (and we’re going to see this also in the next slide in another form), but somewhere in these years, Rudi had submitted 10 cured cases for a certain homeopathic certification. And he submitted five which were in the classical mode – just based on treating the symptoms. And then he presented five of his cases that he presented in this new sequential mode. And what was interesting, this homeopathic organization, they rejected the five cases from the sequential mode. And the reason I’m bringing this up, what that goes to show is that the whole classical establishment, they’re much more interested in preserving their dogma rather than in revealing and expanding the principles of cure. So, you know, when dogma takes over, the actual purpose of getting results, that something’s gone askew.

“The building thinks on its own”
by sagesolar
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And finally, Where are we at today? So we have, as I say, the sequential timeline that’s even rooted all the way back in Dr. Hahnemann’s work. And that remains the ‘backbone’ of how we practice today. And sort of to play on the point I just said about the dogma of classical homeopathy. Going back to Hahnemann again, we have the diseases of constant nature in opposition to the diseases of variable nature. And the dogma of classical homeopathy today is really has gotten itself stuck on the diseases of variable nature. So you’re treating on the basis of symptoms. We’ve spoken to this in previous videos. But as I say, that is a valid aspect of treatment. But as I say, here, it only accounts for perhaps, maybe up to 5% of treatment success and cures in the whole realm of our whole system of treatment. So, as I say, rooting this whole idea of the sequential timeline, and the constant diseases versus the variable disease, the very idea of the timeline is based on the idea of Hahnemann’s concept of diseases of constant nature. So if somebody is in that mode of classical prescribing, they don’t understand the sequential treatment. They, conceptually, can’t validate it. In fact, they criticize it. They fight against it. But it comes down to this concept where Hahnemann distinguished the constant diseases versus the variable diseases. That’s where we really kind of get the grounding for the sequential timeline. And finally, my last point here. Rudi Verspoor and Steven Decker’s work has further expanded (and continues to expand) into the reaches of Anthroposophy, Orgonomy, and even beyond. And with this idea of the sequential treatments still as the baseline of our whole system, we are continuing to reach further and further into how we can help our patients achieve their health goals that these higher and deeper levels of what it means to be a healthy human being. So, as I say, that in itself will be worth probably dozens of videos in the future. I just wanted to point that out here.

“/ponder“ by Hobvias Sudoneighm
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So as I said at the top, I am open to answering any questions. If you’re watching live, you can go ahead and enter them into the comment box. Otherwise, I will take up any questions into future videos. And I thank you for joining me today. And, oops, I always forget this little step. Let me just bring myself back on screen again. Say thank you for joining me. I’ll just keep the video live for a moment. I know there’s a delay between when I talk and then when you actually see my video. So if in case anyone’s typing a question, I’ll leave this open. And otherwise I will see you next week.

Part 2 of 3 : How to create your timeline
Part 3 of 3 : Sequential timeline therapy – What it looks like in real life?

What Are the “Three Jurisdictions” of Heilkunst Healthcare?

Video Transcription

Jeff Korentayer

Hello, thank you for joining me today. And we’re going to be looking at a topic which comes from our video series on “How Heilkunst Diagnosis Works”. And the topic today is on the very big concept in Heilkunst, and that’s on “The Three Therapeutic Jurisdictions”.

So let me switch over to my slides. Before I forget, if you are watching live, please go ahead and type any of your questions into the comments box below. If you’re watching it after the fact, I’ll come back around and I’ll create a separate video just to address any follow up questions that come today. But again, if you are with me live, please feel free to type your questions into that comment box below. (So let me just switch over to my screen here.)

Okay. So as I mentioned, we’re looking at the three therapeutic jurisdictions within Heilkunst medicine. And we’ll see more and more clearly as we go through. This is actually the foundational concept for how the whole system of Heilkunst works. As I say, at the bottom (excuse me) of this slide, we have a whole broader question around how diagnosis work in Heilkunst. And this is a big part of it. This is a really big orientation of how we assess what’s going on in a case and how we apply a given modality or a given remedy, a given piece of advice. How does it fit into the bigger picture?

“Dancers” by trec_lit
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So before we get into the specifics of the three jurisdictions, what’s really behind those three jurisdictions is the master principle in Heilkunst, which is the principle of “resonance”. Now, I will be doing a separate video, if not a whole series, on the concept of resonance. It’s a concept that just keeps revealing more and more parts to it the more you examine it. But for our purposes today, when we’re looking at the three jurisdictions, we’re going to see that this master principle of resonance really unfolds itself into how it’s applied in these three different jurisdictions.

So to give you the broad outline here, the three jurisdictions are “therapeutic regimen”, “therapeutic medicine”, and finally, “therapeutic education”. And I’ll go into more of the details of all of these. But just so we have the more fundamental concept here, you can’t mix and match the jurisdictions. Like when something belongs to one jurisdiction, you can’t apply a modality that would come from another jurisdiction. It’s not going to work. Or even worse, it’s gonna cause a regression in the case.

“Trio” by Dako Huang
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The other main point I want to make here is that when I’m talking about these three jurisdictions, this is not just something that applies to Heilkunst. But in fact, anything that you do in the whole realm of health – even if you’re doing your nutrition at home for yourself or you’re applying other natural remedies to yourself or whichever practitioner you’re seeing (whether an MD, a specialist, a massage therapist, chiropractor), whatever the different modality is – we have to understand exactly what is happening is fitting in to these three jurisdictions. And to say that it’s fitting in a very unique way to a given case, right? It’s not just that every time somebody does a given modality, it’s always one of the jurisdictions. But it will be uniquely fitting into one of the three based on the case of that individual person. And as I say, here, this is the important, the master rule here: “Apply the correct jurisdiction at the correct time OR there will be consequences!”

Now, if we start to get into a little bit of the details now, of the three, we have the first jurisdiction of “Regimen.” And the master goal there is the “goal of balance or ‘homeostasis'”. And the law of nature that would be applied here is the law of opposite resonance. And in regimen, the problem to solve is “imbalance”. When we look at the second jurisdiction, “Therapeutic Medicine”, we have the “goal of function” or the fancy word we could use is “palingenesis” that’s kind of the opposite of homeostasis. And when you understand how our systems work in the state of health, we’re in a constant state of re-creation. We’re constantly re-creating ourselves. If you know how long a blood cell lasts, I believe, if I’m remembering the right number, that’s 120 days. Or if you look at the whole physical body, that has kind of an annual recycling. So that’s why we go to the MD for our annual physical, we want to see what’s changed over the year.

But at all these different levels, our body, our cells, our minds, all of our healthy functions are in a constant state of recreation. So that’s the meaning of this fancy word here, “palingenesis“. And when we’re in this realm of medicine, we’re applying the law of similar resonance. And the problem to be solved is the problem of “disease”. So this is not an imbalance; now we’re talking about a disease. That’s a different health issue and it takes a different principle to solve that. And the final of the three jurisdictions is “Therapeutic Education” which has the “goal of a healthy mind” or being illuminated. And here we’re applying neither the law of opposites or the law of similars. But we would call this the law of truth, the expression of resonance (back to our our master principle of resonance here). And the problem to be solved in this jurisdiction is ignorance, illusion, or belief.

So let’s now go a little more detail into each of the three jurisdictions.

In Therapeutic Regimen, as we’ve said, that’s based on the law of opposite resonance. Whatever the health issue is, we are going to apply the opposite as the solution. Or the other way of saying that is from our fairy tales, we can call that the “baby bear” principle. In other words, we want something to be not too hot, not too cold, but just right. So the examples (excuse me), would be your body shivering to warm itself up or sweating to cool itself down when it’s in an environment that’s not the optimal temperature.

Another example would be taking a vitamin supplement to overcome a deficiency, such as when we take vitamin C if we have a case of scurvy. And the final point about regimen that I wanted to include here was that regimen serves to support the innate healing power. And actually we’ll see this in the later slide. But whatever is out of balance, as far as what needs to be addressed with regimen, is going to form a blockage to the next jurisdictions as we go up. So when we get into the medicine jurisdiction (the homeopathic medicines) or we get to the third jurisdiction of therapeutic education, to the degree that there are things that are not imbalanced, that could be put into better balance through therapeutic regimen, we’re going to get some degree, or other of those next jurisdictions, not being able to be fully activated as far as their healing principles.

So let’s move up the chain now. We go to Therapeutic Medicine. And here we have the principle of the law of similar resonance. And here is the “realm of disease”. I said just a moment ago, these are not inbound; these are actual diseases. And here we are applying the “law of cure” or “like cures like”. The general principle of how that’s done is when you look at the symptoms that are produced by a medicine in a healthy person, those are the same symptoms or same disease picture that will be cured when given to someone with a very similar disease in their system. And here we apply the law of similars (l.o.s.) based on either on a symptom picture (a pathic disease), or based on the original causation (which we call a tonic disease). So this is the fundamental basis, if you’ve been going through your Sequential Timeline Treatment, where each shock or trauma that someone has experienced in their life will create a specific disease in the cellular memory. This includes simple pathogenic disease, as well as emotional shocks and traumas, amongst some other examples of first aid and other things which impinge on our system.

And finally, to move up to our third jurisdiction, we come into Therapeutic Education. And the master goal here, when it comes to the patient’s health and really getting to the higher goals of health, has to do with unfolding our highest expression of resonance. Or another way of saying that, we’re getting into the law of truth. Previously, in the lower jurisdictions, we were looking at the law of opposites or the law of similars. Well, here, we have the law of truth. And I know that may sound a little funny when you hear that at first. You think, “Well, what does that have to do with medicine and therapy? Isn’t that the realm of a philosophy classroom (or something like that)?” But the deeper we go into this, the deeper we understand that. We realize (excuse me), it’s really the basis of health at the deepest level. And when you look at the origin of diseases, the origin of some of the genetic factors that have come through our family tree, we more and more understand that a blockage to truth or an ignorance (even if it’s come several generations back), you’ll see that filtered down into the individual’s health and what were some of the issues in the therapeutic regimen (the therapeutic medicine), those ultimately stem from issues that have come from a blockage to truth.

So, another way we could say that is the old famous saying of “Know thyself”. Of course, not just the cliche version of this statement. But a really deep, deliberate unfolding of what that means. And as I was just saying a moment ago, “ignorance” is the ultimate source of disease. And this is where (again, when we get into our third jurisdiction here), these are the kinds of issues we’re thinking about, and the kind of map we’re trying to draw for the patient’s process through their treatment.

“Gazing at the View” by Michael R. P. Ragazzon
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So, two general therapeutic activities we can talk about: either we’re going to be attempting to directly confront a given illusion or belief in the patient (something that they may be completely unconscious about and you need a little bit of a confrontational approach to raise that up into their awareness and innocence; agitate what that issue is so that they they start to wake up to what that even is in themselves), or the other side of the coin could be presenting something that is a truth. The patient may not have grasped it yet. And we’re creating the conditions, planting the seed where that can unfold or blossom within the patient over time.

And I’ll make a little footnote on that. When we understand the real roots of the word “education” (of course, we think of going to school and reading textbooks and things like that, but), the ultimate meaning of the word “education” comes from the root of the word “educe” which was really is about drawing something out of something. So ultimately, we do contain all of the truths within ourselves, all of the universal truths, but for various reasons of ignorance and things I’ve said here above, those have been buried or blocked deeper within ourselves. And the role of education in that meaning is to kind of remove all the blockages so that deeper connection that we have to these different universal truths can actually start to come more up to our conscious mind or conscious awareness. So that’s the meaning of education or educe is you’re drawing things out that the person already has within themselves. But as I say, they’ve lost contact with that at some point.

To go slightly further into really illuminating what’s going on in therapeutic education, as I say, here, it’s a “multi-faceted area of therapeutics”. And this includes the ultimate health goal of establishing a state of health in the patient based on a dynamic interplay between psyche and soma. Or another way of saying that is, every human being that we look at, that you know, that you meet, is really made up of two distinct beings. We’re not just one human being, individually. We’re actually two human beings who have a relationship to each other. The other way of saying this, addressing the roots of psychosomatic illness. So, diseases and other kinds of imbalances and blockages which have come from a false belief. If somebody, let’s say, has excessive anxiety over something which is disproportionate to the situation, over time, that false belief (that anxiety) will actually start to create a somatic disease (or something that expresses through bodily symptoms).

Another aspect of this could be “false personas”, which can be rooted both in the mind (the ego) or the body (which we call armoring). So that’s when someone has reactions to the world based on unconscious attachments or illusions. Also, this includes common cultural beliefs, which we collectively may share a variety of these beliefs together. And that reinforces it because we don’t see the belief as wrong in ourselves. We don’t see it wrong in our neighbor. We just think everyone is thinking the same thing because it’s correct, but actually that’s where the problem magnifies. So, as I say here, common cultural beliefs, such as “materialism”, which says that the world is made only of small physical particles. Now, this is a very brief introduction to the third jurisdiction. We’re barely scratching the surface here. But I’m hoping, at least you’ll be getting sense of what kinds of things we’re talking about as we get up to this highest or third jurisdiction.

“Arrows up down” by Counse
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Now, a final point I want to make about a couple of things related to both diagnosis and treatment. When it comes to “treatment”, generally speaking, it’s an upward direction. Meaning, we start from the lowest level of diagnosis – start with the therapeutic regimen, start with the imbalances there. And we build the foundation of health from the bottom and we build it up. So we build it all the way up through regimen, we work through medicine, and finally, on this very strong foundation, now we can can do the best, most direct work through the therapeutic education. And the other direction (we’re talking about “diagnosis”), that generally flows from the top down.

So the biggest picture of diagnosis is really looking at the whole human being or their whole medical case. And we’re looking at the biggest picture of who they are, what they are as an individual, where the diseases and blockages are – but we’re taking that bigger approach. And from the big picture, we’re looking down into the small details. So again, treatment starts at the bottom and works up; where diagnosis, in the ultimate sense, starts at the top and works down. So, of course, those two directions meet each other in terms of the whole treatment plan. But just so you understand that there’s duality of movement (or approach) to what we’re looking at from the bottom up, and what we’re looking at from the top down in order to make sense of what’s going on in someone’s treatment plan.

So as I said at the beginning, if you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them right now. Let me just turn back to my main screen here. And, how do I get myself back on screen? Yeah, there. There’s me. Let me… Whoops, that’s not what I want. I wanted this variation. So yes, as I say, I will be happy to answer any questions here. Or I’ll work them into a future video depending on what the topics are about. And I’ll just wait for a moment, just in case someone is typing a question as we speak. But otherwise, that brings us to the end of our presentation. And thank you again for joining me today. And I’ll see you in the next video.

Myths about homeopathy – exposing those who think it is “evidence-based medicine”

Video Transcription

Jeff Korentayer:
I just want to grab a few minutes, I just have a few minutes to spare right now. I became aware of this video on YouTube and I just want to play it. I want to walk through it with you because it illustrates one of the greatest myths that’s out there about homeopathy. And I hope we can use this time profitably, just to set things straight, and get our own thinking straight, about what homeopathy is and where it belongs in the grand history of medicine. So let me just go to the video. Let’s give the video a chance to talk and we will pause and make comments as we go through.

Mani Norland:
I grew up with homeopathy all around me. My father, Misha Norland, is one of the best known homeopaths in the UK. And when I was very young, I had eczema and he treated it successfully with homeopathy. He then went on to open the School of Homeopathy, which I’m now principal at. And I run that school now.

Jeff Korentayer:
Okay. So far, so good. But I’m just gonna drop a little hint here. That when he talks about his personal history and that success story he had of treating the eczema as a child, that’s all well and good. I’m not going to quibble with that. But we’ll see there’s a kind of a running theme. We’re going to notice as we get to the end of this video that he talks about homeopathy, exclusively, in the realm of treating symptoms. And as I say, we will have more to say about that in a couple of minutes.

Mani Norland:
“Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine. It’s evidence-based medicine and it works on the principles of ‘like cures like’.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Okay, I’m gonna cut him off there again. I’m gonna drop another hint. He does correctly identify as a principle of “like cures like”. But what I want to take issue with, in fact very huge issue, with him categorizing homeopathy as “evidence-based medicine”. So just tuck that behind your ear. We will come back to that point again as we get towards the conclusion of this video.

Mani Norland:
“What’s in line with the laws of nature with your immune system to bring about.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Again, I’ll make a quick little comment there. I may be splitting hairs here, but I think it’s part of the spirit of really understanding the error of this. What he’s saying in this video, when he talks about the laws of nature, “like cures like”, working with your immune system to affect the cure, the hairsplitting I would do here – that’s a very misleading way of portraying it. In other words, he’s portraying an idea that somehow, the homeopathic remedy will stimulate the person’s immune system. And that through the person’s immune system, the cure will be conducted. Where, in fact, a more precise understanding leads us to understand that it’s very directly the remedy through the law of similars or “like cures like”. The remedy meeting the disease in the person is where the cure is effected. And then it’s the healing afterwards which is the responsibility of the so-called immune system. Anyways, to say I am splitting hairs here a little bit. But I think it’s important with the point we want to get to with analyzing this video.

Mani Norland:
“Conventional medicine tends to be much more symptom-led. So you would go to see your doctor because you have a rash on your arm. And then the doctor would maybe prescribe a steroid cream that you would put on that rash. A homeopath wants to understand why you got the rash – what was the stress on the organism that caused the rash. And they would look to understand what that was, and then bring the healing about from the inside out. And thereby helping the rash from the inside.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Again, he’s saying some true things, but some things I want to point out a little bit. He does criticize allopathy for only being symptom-focused. But if you watch through this entire video from beginning to end, he only talks about homeopathy on the basis of symptoms. So again, I may be overly critical. Maybe we could find him talking about homeopathy in other ways he did. For example, even in this little blurb here, he did talk about the homeopath looking for the cause, which is a true enough sentiment. But I don’t see how he’s fleshing that out in a true way with the principles that we’re trying to unleash here. So let’s get back to the video.

Mani Norland:
“Almost anything you take to your GP you can take to a homeopath. So yes, of course, it can deal with the aches, pains, the bumps and bruises, the diarrhea, the coughs, the colds, the flu, and the small child’s diseases. But actually it works with much more serious disease as well. We don’t see so much of that here in the UK, but abroad you see a lot of that. But where homeopathy has really earned its laurels in the UK, if you like, is through mental and emotional disease. So, perhaps things that conventional medicine (modern medicine) really struggles with. But you don’t want to be put on antidepressants. Nobody does. But there’s a lot of mental and emotional disease around. And that’s where homeopathy really is good – for those types of ailments, as well as the bigger physical ailments as well.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Again, he’s touching on something that’s true enough. As far as how homeopathy is taken up with the mental and emotional diseases. But again, the running subtext here is that he’s only defining disease and defining treatment, and all the rest of it purely on the basis of symptoms. So let’s get back to it.

Mani Norland:
“In the UK, there are a handful of critics, skeptics, that seem to have made it their business to criticize homeopathy. And they are very vocal and very good at getting headlines. And homeopaths aren’t in the business of marketing and communicating and PR. Homeopaths are in the business of patient care and health. And so we have not been fantastic at responding to these criticisms. And it’s something that we have to get better at. But unfortunately, you know, it does feel like a bit of a distraction, because it’s taking you away from the important work of looking after patients. And things that we get criticized on, most of all, are the ultra dilutions in homeopathy. And these are hard to understand, because science doesn’t understand ultra dilutions. But then science doesn’t understand a lot of the natural world that we see about us. In fact …”

Jeff Korentayer:
Well, I’ll just quickly interrupt him again here. I like a lot of what he said in that little passage. Basically, the skeptics are making a lot of noise, but we’re busy. We’re basically just trying to help people and get on with business. All well and good. Now again, when he’s talking about the criticism of the ultra dilutions (the so called ultra dilutions of homeopathy), he doesn’t really come to answer to this. But again, this can be the topic of a whole separate video that I can do. But really understanding, getting really to the foundational way of understanding physics in a way that really reveals how it is – that a homeopathic medicine can work the way it does – can kind of transmit that additional information in ways that will be taking us way off course from this video. But again, I do want to applaud part of what he’s saying here. Just leave people alone, leave them to engage with their work, engage with the true things in this world. But again, this of course, is what I’m criticizing him in this video is he is off track for the true principles of homeopathy. That’s what I want to stick to in this video today. So let’s get back to him.

Mani Norland:
“…there is a chart that the British Medical Association produces every year and the most recent chart shows that 51% of drugs given out on The NHS have no known effectiveness – 51%. So, to say that we don’t fully understand homeopathy, we don’t fully understand most of the drugs that we’re using with conventional medicine. So I think there is a place to educate and to bring people up to speed with what homeopathy is and how it works. But what we do know about homeopathy is that it does work. Because we see the results, we see people getting better. And not just one or two, we see millions of people getting better around the world all the time.”

Jeff Korentayer:
Okay, again, that’s all well and good. And I applaud that as well – actually seeing the evidence, seeing the results. But the subtext underneath all of this, the main point I really want to bring out about this video and about how we really want to think about homeopathy, is that… Let me back up a bit here. So what he’s saying sounds reasonable, sounds intelligent, and all the rest of it. But when we look back at the history, the long deep history of medicine, back into the long history of philosophy, the history of science, the history of medicine… If you know a little bit of the basic branches of philosophy, the branch known as “epistemology”, that’s the part of philosophy, as well as science, which is all based on the ideas of how we come to have knowledge, what is the capacity of the human being to know certain things, or are there some things that are knowable to us and some that are not.

Anyways, there’s a very big discussion about all that. But just to give us a basic historical context here, that branch of philosophy, known as epistemology, has a major division historically between what’s called the “rational understanding” and the “empirical understanding” of where knowledge come from; or in other words, what are called the “rationalists” and “empiricists”. And this whole language, this whole concept about homeopathy, he’s placing firmly in that camp of empiricism. Well, it’s what he calls evidence-based medicine.

And that side of knowledge, that side of human knowledge, what’s called empiricism as we’re saying, by definition is based on only what we can acquire in terms of our senses – we see things, we smell things, we come to know things just by our direct experience of them. And that’s fair enough, I understand that. But to understand Hahnemann and Heilkunst and his system of medicine, it firmly sits in the rationalist stream of medicine. And what that stream says is that to understand how to, first of all, how to diagnose someone, but then which medicine to give to them. Hahnemann’s system, especially if you look at his writings from about 1790-1796, you can watch him historically make this discovery for himself that he landed firmly in this camp of rational medicine.

In other words, once you understand the principle (and this video did speak to that) that principle of “like cures like”, but in the video he did not ground that in the rationalist stream of medicine. He grounded it in the empiricists. So, in other words, what Hahnemann came to understand was once you understand that as a rational principle, that we can apply based on the workings of nature and so on, that principle of similarity, you can always have definite knowledge. You can be assured of your knowledge that when you properly identify the disease, how it expresses, and identify what that medicine is based on that rational principle, similars, that is what makes the whole the whole system of Heilkunst Medicine unique and special.

Now, I know he plays a lot of lip service. I’m kind of guessing a lot of his narrative, a lot of his thinking, it’s almost like he’s trying to justify homeopathy in terms of allopathic medicine. He’s trying to make homeopathy and Heilkunst (he doesn’t have the concept of Heilkunst), but he’s trying to make Hahnemann’s system fit in to allopathy rather than realized they are on two different streams – like two different train tracks. And they are never going to meet no matter how many trials are done, or experiments with this remedy, that remedy, whatever. You’re never going to find this fundamental thinking about science and medicine that’s going to converge in these two systems.

So anyways, that’s about the time I have for today. But I hope I made the point clear enough. And I hope you get something out of this. And I hope, as I say, you take this forward with you. Well, either in your own thinking – when you’re thinking about homeopathy, how remedies work, how different treatments work and so on. That you just bear this framework in the back of your mind, between rational realism and empiricism. And I think it will help you illuminate a lot of places where otherwise people can get confused. So I will see you in the next video. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to type them in the comments below. I will get them. I’ll get to them in a future video and I will be seeing you soon.

The “Generative Power” of Heilkunst medicine

Video Transcription

Jeff Korentayer:

This video is part of a series on the broad question of “how diagnosis works in Heilkunst medicine”. And the topic of this video is on the particular concept of the Generative Power. So I will just turn to my slideshow in just a second. And I’ll just remind you that you can type your question in the comment box below – whether directly about what I’m talking about in this video, or if it’s a question you’d like answered in a future video.

Just getting up my slideshow here. Pardon the pause, just pressing the right button here. There we go.

So as I said, this video is part of our series on the concept of how diagnosis works in Heilkunst medicine. And particularly, today, I want to focus in on Dr. Hahnemann’s very unique concept of the Generative Power. So as I say in my subtitle here, it’s “the unique insight that sets Heilkunst apart from the rest of healthcare.” So what makes Heilkunst medicine unique? Normally, people would consider that maybe it has a unique role in the world of natural medicine. But the fact that it is part of the world of natural medicine is actually not the most interesting distinction to make. The Generative Power is Hahnemann’s powerful insight, which sets it apart – both from natural healthcare, as well as conventional. So as you’ll see in a moment, the definition of the generative power is something that you’re not going to find either in the world of natural healthcare or in conventional medicine.

As you may recall from an earlier video, the whole system of Heilkunst medicine is built on all kinds of different dualities or polarities. And just a couple of examples here on this slide to get our minds back into this. The one polarity is diseases of constant nature versus diseases of variable nature. Or, another example would be the use of the intellectual mind (what’s called the “Sinn” in German) versus the emotional mind (or “Gemüt”). And also, human physiology is based on the duality of the human spirits (or the German word “Geist”) versus the instinctual pole (or the “Wesen”).

Now, within the Living Power, every human being is alive and running on the basis of this activity of the living power. And more specifically, it’s not just that. I mean, a lot of people would agree or have a sense of something like that. But what Hahnemann brings to that is a very unique duality within the living power. And that is two German words: Erhaltungskraft and Erzeugungskraft, or we translate as the Sustentive Power and the Generative Power. Now, if you’ve ever heard a homeopath refer to the “vital force” of the human being, then you know that their practice is missing this powerful duality.

So let’s give a little bit more of a definition of the Sustentive Power through some examples.

The first example, “all of the innate processes in the body which strive towards balance, such as temperature regulation” (when you shiver when you’re cold and you’re trying to generate some warmth, or when you start to sweat when you’re hot). That’s the mechanism the body uses to try to cool you down. Second example is “our hormonal rhythms which respond to the changing levels of light in summer versus winter, and which affect our basic patterns of sleep and metabolism”. And the third example of the sustentive power is “natural cravings for foods that are high in the nutrient we are lacking, such as craving citrus fruits when we are lacking in vitamin C”.

Now to give a bit of definition to the Generative Power through some examples.

First, we have “any process in the body which involves the creation of a new cell”, such as “cell division and reproduction”. For example, “the body produces 200 Billion new red blood cells every day!” So every one of those is courtesy of our generative power. Second example is “sexual procreation”. When we make a baby for example, it “isn’t a simple ‘rearrangement’ of existing cells, but the creation of a brand new human being”. And the third example I have here, “thinking a [brand] new, creative thought. The seed of ‘genius’ which everyone possesses and uses whenever we gain a fresh insight into something. [This is] the basis of artistic creation.”

Now to take this a little further, when we look at the generative power, it really helps us further clarify our definition of health. So within our definition of health, we do have a duality. Yet again, another duality. And one side of health is the more well-known term of “homeostasis”. And that’s “the concept for health of the Sustentive Power, [which is] based on the idea of balance or stability. [And] this relates to the idea of ‘Healing’, which is what our innate healing power does when properly supported, and left to its own devices.” The other side of the definition of health, getting more strictly into our concept we’re talking about today, the concept of the generative power, leads us into the idea of “palingenesis”. Now the concept for health based on on palingenesis is the idea of “rebirth” or “regeneration”. And this relates specifically to the concept of ‘Cure’, which belongs to the action of the homeopathic medicine.

So to recap this slide, we have healing which is really an innate part of our life force or healing power. And then the idea of cure, which relates more to this generative power. And that being that when we get a disease, it impregnates into our generative power. And then the homeopathic medicine also kind of reaches into that generative power and helps enact that curative activity.

Now, the difference between “imbalance” or “disease” is another key dimension of diagnosis. And again, having this this nuance between the Sustentive Power and the Generative Power, when you look at the activity of the sustentive power, it is the side of our living power which is prone to imbalance. So like those examples I gave earlier, like vitamin C imbalance or something like that (that’s an example of an imbalance). Versus the Generative Power which is susceptible to actual disease. And as I say here, a disease impregnates into the generative power. So it’s very much like the way we make a baby, you know, through our generative power. Of course, making a baby is a healthy thing, but that generative power may also be susceptible to disease. So when we have a disease in the Heilkunst sense, it’s something more like an impregnation has taken place. Now to give a counter example, I talked here about the example of the allopathic label of “rheumatoid arthritis.” And this is merely “an abstraction”. It “answers neither to identifying the underlying imbalance(s) of the substantive power, nor to the underlying disease(s) of the generative power.” It’s giving us neither of those. So “it is a false diagnosis that gives no insight into how to treat a given case.”

“Boats. Watercolour.” by Mark Bonica https://flic.kr/p/289wznt

So that’s just a very quick definition and summary of the generative power. If you have any questions, please type them in the comment box below. And if they relate to this particular question, I will answer it right away. Or I will put it into a future video.

And let me just go back to my camera. I’m sorry, I have to find the right button here. Yep, there I am. So, thank you. Thank you for for joining me on this video. And I will see you in the next one.

Heilkunst; True Functional Medicine Since The Early 1800’s

The term functional medicine is a bit of a catch phrase being championed by just about any unconventional Practitioner. It is basically the recognition that since we’re dynamic, super-functioning spiritual beings we’d better have a system of medicine that can serve our very beingness on our very functional terms.

In contrast, conventional medicine is based on “dead science.” Dead blood cell counts, drugs and the dissection of cadavers which are afterall, very dead. While, in Heilkunst, we use tools like live blood analysis, bioresonance feedback and dynamic medicine to address your ills.

Functional processes require a system of medicine that recognizes the living, spiritual qualities in you. Therapeutic tools need to respect the dysfunctional nature of your symptoms well before it even becomes a full blown disease. Catching issues early before they show up on an x-ray or MRI takes a special kind of functional training not taught at traditional allopathic medical school.

For example Hypoglycemia or thyroid issues can be markers for Diabetes and Cancer, repeating UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections), candida, migraines, high blood pressure and stiff joints can be indicating a familial predisposition for heart disease and stroke, also bronchitis bouts in the Winter can be linked to the chronic disease roots of Tuberculosis that was not addressed on the law of cure for your ancestors. Skin issues, arthritic complaints, lung issues and even mental issues, can be dealt with effectively through our functional approach to medicine.

While a GP or allopathic specialist will reach for a suppressive or palliative prescription, this is not functional medicine. The root cause still remains at large and it’s just a matter of time before the symptoms turn up the volume or find another related way to get you attention. Medication was never designed to treat long-term chronic disease. Their matrix IS designed for the jurisdiction of a significant medical emergencies like trauma or an infection running rampant. Afterwards, be sure to detox on the law of similars, like cures like, from the drugs. Sadly, 125 million Americans try to use allopathic medicine to treat chronic diseases … an epic fail!

Functional medical principles in Heilkunst do a brilliant job handling allergic, hormonal, digestive, neurological and metabolic problems that most folks suffer from WELL before they become diseases diagnosed by an allopath. And yes, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, laid down the principles of so called “functional medicine” way before folks understood this concept fully.

Here’s 5 basic principles (paraphrased for easier understanding) that Dr. Hahnemann fully understood back in the early 1800’s:

  1. Once you remove the chronic disease, on the sound basis of like cures like without causing the individual harm, the living principle of the human being will restore basic functioning as was intended before the onset of the engenderment.
  2. Laws of nature are based on science and are wholly designed to address both physical ailments as well as mental emotional schisms. All diseases can be traced back to a thought or wrong belief.
  3. To treat the symptoms, you must fully apprehend the functional root causal relationship between psyche and soma. As Rudolf Steiner states, “As above, so below,” another dynamic, functional Scientist.
  4. Your body is a dynamic, brilliant work of 5,000 regulating hormones and chemicals and thoughts too. The Physician needs to know what principle will address what aspect of disease including regimen (law of opposites), medicine (law of similars) or Anthroposophic/Orgonomy (realm of beliefs/thwarted desires). For example, you may just need more water and less carbs to correct your anxiety and you need a trained, discerning functional Physician who can help you to make the right call.
  5. Health is not just an absence of symptoms. It is a dynamic orchestration of feelings, functions and sensations. Dr. Hahnemann illustrated it thusly in his “Organon of the Medical Art” as, “Aphorism 9: In the healthy human state, the spirit-like Living Power (autocracy) enlivening the material body (organism) as Dynamis holds sway unrestrictedly and keeps all of its parts in admirable, harmonious, vital operation in both feelings and functions, so that our indwelling rational spirit can freely avail itself of this living healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our existence.
Caduceus Chart of Dynamic/Functional Medicine
© 2004 Steven Decker & Marla Wilson

Here lies the very definition and distinction of functional medicine. Instead of piling on more iatrogenic disease, deadening the symptoms through palliation or suppression, we ask why are you suffering in the first place?  What story do your symptoms tell about your limited functioning? Once was have the true, fundamental diagnosis (literally through knowing), we know which jurisdiction and principles to apply in order to restore that function.

You will see quite quickly, in your process, that the allopathic labels don’t in fact represent a true diagnosis of the underlying cause. The thing is that most of the time, they don’t know, or even if they do, their tools are so toxic they often end up causing more harm than good (think Chemotherapy). It’s best to leave them to the important work of dealing with emergencies. Please read John Robbins book, “Reclaiming Our Health” for more on this.

If you’re ready for functional medicine, we’ve got over 200 years of effective working principles that have come to light in the last 30 years. Steven Decker and Rudi Verspoor put their headlamps on and scoured the anals of history to bring you this truly “Dynamic Legacy; From Homeopathy To Heilkunst.”

Sources:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/179561.Reclaiming_Our_Health

https://www.amazon.com/Physician-Medicine-Unsuspected-Battle-Freedom/dp/1571741682

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6014/The-5-Principles-of-Functional-Medicine.html

https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/what-is-functional-medicine/

http://drhyman.com/about-2/about-functional-medicine/

https://homeopathiceducation.com/dynamiclegacy.pdf


The Informed Remedy

[This post is from the April 2019 newsletter – click here to read it.]

It’s time to talk about the informed remedy. Our mentor, Steven Decker once said, “A remedy isn’t a remedy until it remedies something.” Medicine has to be informed in order to be curative. How do you do this?

Well, it has to have a whole lot of consciousness and principles behind it. It feels a bit like if we’re being attacked, we’ve got to create the right arsenal, quickly and effectively so that it hits its mark. You have to know about the origin of the battle, isolate the coordinates, discern the root destination, and be sure not to take out any innocent bystanders in the process.

An informed remedy is one that, like a heat-seeking missile, is bestowed with the capacity to cleanly sweep out the disease matrix on the sound basis of the law of nature – like cures like. It must operate on resonance, albeit a slightly attenuated frequency. It has to be preprogrammed. Thorough, but not destabilizing in the way of a mighty healing reaction for the patient. Just the right directed dose and potency will do the job.

As you will learn, reading our articles this month, antibiotics (literally ‘against life’) are not informed remedies … they actually don’t know what they’re targeting. They wipe out the whole darn terrain, and the other casualties are your microbiome, critical to your healthy immune function. Also, there’s a good chance the enemy will martial its gnarly resources, again and again, until it is addressed outright.

Also, symptoms can be shape-shifters, or “pleomorphic”. As Heilkünstlers, we’re trained to read the signs for when the enemy tries to throw up false flags, pretends to surrender or even morphs into a whole other entity entirely.

What’s The Difference Between Functional Medicine and Allopathy

 

 

The truth about our childhood is stored up in our body, and although we can repress it,

we can never alter it.

Our intellect can be deceived,

our feelings manipulated,

our perceptions confused

and our body tricked with medication.

But some day the body will present its bill,

for it is as incorruptible as a child who, still whole in spirit, it will accept no compromises or excuses,

and it will not stop tormenting us

until we stop evading the truth.

Alice Miller

 

A key catchphrase on the scene these days is “functional medicine.”  To fully understand it, you have to look at some polarities between allopathy (literally “other suffering”) and the definition of functional medicine. The latter termed as medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs.

William Cole, a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine writes, “Traditionally a medical doctor uses drugs or hormones as therapeutic tools to deal with dysfunction or disease. For various conditions including low thyroid, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and so on, the standard model of care is generally all the same. Your general practitioner could decide to treat you, or could elect to refer you to a specialist. A GP and specialist have access to the same basic tool: medication. The training in the standard model of care is to diagnose a disease and match that disease with a corresponding drug. The standard model of care works well for acute diseases, trauma, infection, and emergencies. Sadly, it fails miserably in the care of the chronic diseases that affect over 125 million Americans.”

As a baseline, look at the study of allopathic or conventional medicine. There is little research investment into nutrition, supplementation, or courses in preventative medicine. If you suffer a symptom, you’re provided a course of treatment that either suppresses it with a chemical drug, with side effects, or cuts it out with surgery. Palliation is the name of the game which is defined as treating the symptoms without addressing the underlying cause.

It’s actually interesting if you look at their tools of learning. Cutting up cadavers for study, or sending off dead, dried up samples of blood to be examined under the microscope is not functional at all, but a result of a “dead science.”  I just want to point out here that you’re a living being, imbued with a soul, spirit and the motile capacity to actually get well. Shouldn’t you be treated as such?!

Also, this mostly patriarchal approach keeps the patient in the role more traditionally as an invalid. Just because you’re sick, temporarily, doesn’t mean your mind and sense of self isn’t to be wholly respected in the process. However, I’ve treated patients for a decade and a half for the shock of being treated marginally during the rendering of an allopathic diagnosis. Being told you have a life-threatening disease with just 6 months to live is a debilitating event throwing the immune function for a loop … the terror debilitating in itself. Also such a prognosis is often static with no room for improvement, the drug protocols and side-effects often eternal.  

Having to take a medicine for the rest of your life isn’t functional. It’s a life-long sentence. Long-term health freedom doesn’t look like this. When will you ever get to hold your God-given reins for your health again?!

Alternatively, functional medicine (aka Heilkunst) is imbued with principles much older than allopathy. Dr. Hahnemann discovered the principles for homeopathic medicine in the late 1700’s. By removing the disease cause, the body will “functionally” restore its God-given functionality. It’s that simple. Laws of cure, like cures like, cause no harm, and is functionally effective. See the study on homeoprophylaxis in Cuba for leptospirosis.

Here are seven key principle markers that you’re in the office of a functional medicine specialist:

  • Your chief and past complaints are captured and used on your behalf for your treatment. All present symptoms are explained so that you understand why they are occurring and what their roots are. Diagnosis means “through knowing” and you must benefit from this knowledge so that you can ultimately choose to take responsibility for your suffering. Therapeutic Education is one third the jurisdictions of Heilkunst or functional medicine.
  • Your diet, sleep, exercise, water and supplement intake are factored into your dynamic assessment. Regimen represents another third of your Heilkunst treatment.
  • Detoxification protocols are an instrumental part of a true functional medicine approach. Chelation therapy for reducing heavy metals, detoxing organs like the liver, lymphatic and urogenital system is a big part of Heilkunst Medicine. Our Drainage and Organ Support Combination remedies are key for helping the body function more optimally while we de-traumatize one timeline event each month. This includes detoxification for any drugs you’re still taking or have taking in the past, again, using the principles of like cures like. Drugs have even shown up in the DNA of patients offspring. For example my own mother’s Lithium prescribed in the 1960’s showed up in my body over thirty years later. This has far-reaching ethical implications for our ultimate autonomy and health.
  • You’re supported by your typologies (blood type, constitutional prescribing, and exercise typologies … ie. O blood types need significant cardio while A blood types do better with a walk and some yoga) while being functionally treated for your timeline of traumas (in reverse order), including your inherited, genetic predisposition for disease. By peeling the onion, again functionally, you get to the root causes of your chronic disease matrices.
  • By preventing the re-infection for limiting states of mind through Wilhelm Reich’s approach to Character Analysis, we functionally help you prevent these issues from ever infecting your organism again. Without exception, all disease start in the mind!
  • With knowledge of the Chthonic and Ideogenic Realms we can help those more difficult cases suss out the more spiritual imbued beliefs that manifest as earthly fears, terrors and deeply held anger. This more biographical counselling includes functional medical protocols beyond what any other systems of medicine offer.
  • Diagnostic tools such as live blood analysis (not dead cell analysis) can indicate your progress at a cellular level. Also, each monthly follow-up the patient will report how their feeling on that next set of timeline remedies they took in addition to further changes in supplementation or regimen. Health is not just an absence of symptoms. Sometimes patients have a fever and then their health is restored in ways they’ve not yet experienced before.

Through the above process YOU get to live your restoration to health and answer the questions, “Why did I get sick in the first place?”  and “What can I do to prevent this from ever happening again?” The idea being that if I got myself unconsciously into this mess, I can consciously get myself out of it. The only limitations being tissue damage like diabetes, the use of a pacemaker, or a mastectomy for example. However, in many cases we can help to functionally restore health so that these diseases don’t keep spawning further symptoms.

Michael J. Lincoln wrote in his book, Messages From the Body, “Bodily functioning is a continuous adaptation process to the external environment operated by the brain, which in turn reflects the contents of the mind and the emotions. The key factor in the maintenance of bodily health is the immune system, which is controlled by the brain via neural connections, chemical reactions, neurotransmitters, lymphocytes, neurohormones, endorphins, and the like. Through these linkages, what is going on in your consciousness is continuously affecting your body and vice versa. In many ways, the body and the mind imitate and imprint each other. Ultimately, of course, consciousness underlies and is the final determinant of everything, and the body reflects this vividly.”

Functional Medicine does not look at your body as a static thing, or does it pronounce static diagnoses or prognoses on you. There must be functional wiggle room for you to grow and change. You’ve done this dynamically from birth and so a diagnosis should help you find the instruments for health, not cement you to a static life-sentence.

Check out our testimonials from our patients for more on how this functional approach to medicine has affected some of the folks we’ve served:

Sources:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/179561.Reclaiming_Our_Health

https://www.amazon.com/Physician-Medicine-Unsuspected-Battle-Freedom/dp/1571741682

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6014/The-5-Principles-of-Functional-Medicine.html

https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/what-is-functional-medicine/

http://drhyman.com/about-2/about-functional-medicine/

https://homeopathiceducation.com/dynamiclegacy.pdf

 

Heilkunst Principles Regarding Antibiotics

“Le microbe n’est rien, le terrain est tout.” (The microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything) –the last words of Louis Pasteur (father of the “Germ Theory” of disease).

My son was on a steady stream of antibiotics the first two years of his life. He suffered severe throat and respiratory infections every time he cut a tooth. We were destroying his health. Each round of penicillin destroyed healthy gut bacteria. His immune function was being pummelled.

It wasn’t until we ‘peeled the onion’ of his own sequential timeline of traumas using Heilkunst principles (including homeopathy), AND started him on several broad spectrum probiotics, that we began to see monumental improvements. In fact, he was so sick and not thriving, he was hospitalized several times for being ill before we addressed the root cause.

Louis Pasteur and Germ Theory

The word antibiotic comes from the Greek “anti”, meaning “against” and “bios”, meaning “life” (a bacterium is a life form). Antibiotics are also known as antibacterials, and they are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Bacteria are tiny organisms that can sometimes cause illness in humans and animals.

Louis Pasteur had very good press in the mid-1800’s. The guiding idea of his germ theory was to address infection by killing the microbe. It targets the germ as the enemy, and calls for medicine to destroy it. The main presumptions here are that the germ is the disease, and that infection is the cause of illness.

All of Western Medicine is pretty much based on this mechanical and materialistic view of Pasteur’s theory. However, if we go back to 19th century France for a moment, we might be able to recapture where the train derailed.

Antoine Bechamp and Cellular Theory

There was a lesser known fellow named Antoine Bechamp. He didn’t have as good a press agent as Pasteur. He actually noted that the germs that Pasteur was all up in arms about were actually opportunistic in nature; they were shape shifters so to speak. In his “cellular theory” of disease, he also noted that they mostly existed inside of us in a symbiotic relationship and that they only began to manifest when the tissue of the organism was damaged.

Bechamp recognized a chicken and egg phenomenon in that the bacteria only raised a ruckus when the terrain became compromised. They were an outcome, not a root cause of the disease.

As a result, Bechamp touted that the killing of germs would only cause them to explode further and shape shift, so best if you actually cultivate a healthy bio-terrain instead. He promoted health through diet, hygiene, exposure to fresh air, and of course exercise. The idea was that if the person had a healthy, natural immune function the germs wouldn’t take their opportunistic cue from damaged tissue.

A Compromised Bio-terrain

Infections only show up when the organism’s bio-terrain is compromised. A good example is when you go hiking in the woods with a whole group of people. Only one or two will be badly attacked and bitten by mosquitos. Why is this? If you were to study the phenomenon, you might find that this individual is also prey to colds, sore throats, earaches, and flus.

These germs are responding to the weakness in the organism … nature only understands one gesture; if you’re not building up your bio-terrain with probiotics and healthy regimen, she feels she has permission to take you back from when you came. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. She doesn’t moralize, she’s just doing her job as efficiently and expediently as possible.

If you want to really get gnarly and graphic, you can further this thought to maggots. Again, they only spontaneously appear to help in the breakdown process of an already far-gone organism. The materialists just want to attack the maggots, however, the root cause remains at large and they’ll simply keep coming back.

Cancer operates totally on the same principle. As per John Robbins’ book, Reclaiming Your Health, chemotherapy and radiation have less than three percent efficacy for precisely the same reasons that we’ve become antibiotic resistant as a society.

By treating the cause, on the law of nature “like cures like”, without causing an ounce of harm, while also supplying the body with the right supplements, lots of probiotics, and naturally fermented foods, you can actually restore an individual to health without calling to battle errant bacteria, viruses, cancers, parasites, worms, or even the more disgusting maggots.

Pasteur and Bechamp had a long and often bitter rivalry around the true cause of illness and ultimately Pasteur’s ideas were accepted and inculcated as true into the materialistic mindset. I could spend the rest of this lifetime explaining why this was, and still is. The price we’ve paid as germaphobes is that we have one of the highest rates of infectious disease in our history. How many kids do you know who’ve had ear tubes inserted to drain off fluids before causing infection? How many cases of strep throat and bronchitis do you know about each winter?

Vaccines, antibiotics, antibacterial soaps, and other antimicrobials are like a scourge waged on microbes … the wrong enemy. You may find it as interesting as I do that on his deathbed, Pasteur actually withdrew his own germ theory in favour of Bechamp, “Le microbe n’est rien, le terrain est tout.” (The microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything)” –the last words of Louis Pasteur (father of the “Germ Theory” of disease).

Bechamp also spoke to pleomorphism, a phenomenon where bacterial nemesis will shape shift as illustrated above. Trying to combat them effectively has been the misguided torch carried by the allopathic materialistic scientists since time immemorial. They don’t show signs of quitting anytime either and God knows they’ve got a lot invested financially in you continuing to believe their germ theory.

Dr. Gunther Enderlein and Fungi Theory

Another phenomenologist, Dr. Gunther Enderlein (1872–1968), whose work spun off from Bechamp believed that all mammals contained the highly devolved remnants of at least two families of invaders – originally stemming from the mold fungi Mucor racemosus and Aspergillus niger.

Enderlein believed that each of these fungi, through the process of seeking a form in which they could exist with us in stable symbiosis, vastly influenced our evolution, especially in the areas of complex skeletal development and the self-healing, through clotting, of our circulatory system.

For Enderlein, this sword had another edge – one that he perceived as a medical disaster. However, seen through the filter of the Ambimorphic Paradigm, we can understand the same facts in a different way. What appeared to Enderlein as the tragic origin of chronic illness can really be seen as the misdirection of an important ecological adaptation.

What’s more significant is that if this perspective is correct, it may well give us one of the most powerful tools imaginable to influence our own health and healing. If you remove the blockage to cure, on the basis of natural law, you not only remove the arch nemesis, but you also restore the bioterrain to its original state of grace.


“Santiago Ramón y Cajal” by ZEISS Microscopy https://flic.kr/p/ef2SF6

Through many years of painstaking research, Enderlein came to believe that our body fluids, such as blood plasma, lymph, and cellular cytoplasm, contain particles that can be induced to reorganize into more complex biological forms, ultimately giving rise to bacteria and fungi not previously present. This is reminiscent of Béchamp’s experiments conducted more than half a century before.

Enderlein called this phenomenon ‘probaenogeny’, and made it a cornerstone of both his theoretical and clinical work in pleomorphic microbiology. Enderlein demonstrated that beyond a certain level of developmental complexity, all the emergent pleomorphic forms leading towards Mucor racemosus or Aspergillus niger were pathogenic and degenerative.

In fact, Enderlein argued that it was the conversion of the benign, devolved forms of these fungi into their pathogenic, cellular forms that constituted the deepest roots of all chronic illness. Enderlein demonstrated ways of understanding challenges as diverse as cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, and glaucoma as different facets of the same types of internal, pleomorphic imbalances.


“blood-1813410” by Mike Goad https://flic.kr/p/Dq54m9

In particular, the mature bacterial and fungal expressions that Enderlein isolated from the blood of diseased individuals were highly saprophytic – which is to say they’re self-creating and self-sustaining through the creation of their own nourishment from organic decay within the body. He went on to describe the original invasion of these two molds into our ancestral chain as the, “…greatest medical tragedy in evolutionary history.”

What This Means for Me and You

All this to say, you can cart your child off to the allopath is they run a fever, however, what enemy are you hoping to target? If we understand the true roots of pathogenesis as above and we also know that medicine has only three possible actions; suppressive, palliative and curative, then don’t we have an ethical responsibility to remove the blockage to cure, strengthen the bio-terrain, and prevent the pleomorphic invasions in future?

By wholly understanding the Ambimorphoric Paradigm I believe we’re given the keys to The Kingdom. The essence of our health depends on acting in accordance with natural law and avoiding shooting the messengers, angering the substrata of bacterial pathogens and creating a bigger mess to try and mop up further down the pleomorphic line.

Disclaimer: Regarding the controversial topic of vaccinations and antibiotics … we at Arcanum Wholistic Clinic take a completely neutral stance on the topic even though our own son was damaged severely by vaccines and antibiotics. We neither advocate nor discourage their use for those individuals who seek our advice, leaving that up to the patient to decide. We do this mainly due to legal reasons being that it is against the law for us to advocate one position vs. another. We only ask that you become as educated on this topic as possible and make your own informed decision. We will always respect your decision either way. Many of our patients have asked us to address the antibiotic (and vaccine) insults on their sequential timeline using homeopathic principles.

Sources:

http://maronewellness.com/pasteur-vs-bechamp-an-alternative-view-of-infectious-disease/

https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/homoeopathic-alternatives-to-antibiotics-15418/post

http://safe-medicine.blogspot.mx/2010/08/superbugs-and-antibiotics.html

http://safe-medicine.blogspot.mx/2015/02/antibiotics-not-as-safe-as-we-have-been.html

https://www.amazon.com/Bechamp-Pasteur-Chapter-History-Biology/dp/1467900125

http://www.medicinacomplementar.com.br/biblioteca/pdfs/Biomolecular/mb-0469.pdf

http://www.pnf.org/compendium/An_Open_Letter_On_Pleomorphic_Microbiology.pdf

Three Facts You Need To Know About Dental Mercury, By Amanda Just and John Kall, DMD of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)

This article has been reprinted with permission from worldmercuryproject.org.

1. All silver-colored dental fillings, also called amalgams, contain approximately 50% mercury, and dental mercury is still being used in the USA.

In 2013, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) formalized a global convention to reduce mercury usage, which includes initiatives to phase down the use of dental mercury.  The UNEP mercury convention will come into force on August 16, 2017, and as part of this effort, the European Union is taking action on dental mercury.  A new EU mercury regulation plans to prohibit the use of amalgam for vulnerable populations (pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 15 years old) and provide for discussion about the feasibility of ending dental amalgam use in the European Union by 2030.

Prior to the 2017 ratification of UNEP’s mercury treaty, other countries had already taken protective actions against dental mercury.  For example, Norway and Sweden have banned dental amalgam, and Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Japan have reportedly limited its use to less than 5% of tooth restorations.  However, mercury fillings are still used on about 45% of direct dental restorations worldwide, including in the United States.

All silver colored dental fillings, which are still being used in the USA, contain about 50% mercury.

2. Mercury vapor is released from these fillings into the human body, and this dental mercury has been linked to health risks.

Mercury vapor is continuously emitted from dental amalgam which means that people are directly exposed to the mercury in their mouths.  The output of mercury vapor can be intensified by the number of fillings and other activities, such as chewing, teeth-grinding, and the consumption of hot liquids.  Mercury is also known to be released during the placement, replacement, and removal of dental mercury amalgam fillings.

Scientific researchers have associated this mercury in amalgam fillings with Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), antibiotic resistance, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, autoimmune disorders/immunodeficiency, cardiovascular problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, hearing loss, infertility, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and an array of other health problems. Click here to learn more about the potential health risks of dental mercury.

3. Safety measures can reduce the amount of mercury vapor released during the removal of amalgam fillings.

Some patients require the removal of silver amalgam fillings due to device failure, while others opt for the removal of silver amalgam fillings because of cosmetic purposes (white-colored fillings match the teeth better) or because they prefer to have dental fillings that do not contain mercury. However, the process of drilling out amalgam fillings liberates quantities of mercury vapor and fine particulates that can be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs, and this is potentially harmful to patients, dentists, dental workers, and their fetuses.

The application of specific safety measures can reduce the potential negative health outcomes of mercury exposure during the amalgam removal process.  It is crucial for patients to know what these safety measures are so that they can insure these practices are implemented during the removal of amalgam fillings.

These writers co-authored a chapter about the health risks of dental mercury that was published in a textbook about epigenetics from Springer in 2016.

Amanda Just, MS:  Ms. Just is the Program Director of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxiciology.  She is also a freelance writer and dental consumer who has shared her writings about the impact of dental mercury amalgam fillings with the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and various NGOs.

John Kall, DMD:  Dr. Kall serves as the Chairman of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxiocology’s Board of Directors.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Past President of the KY Chapter of the AGD, a member of the Louisville Dental Society, and a member of the Kentucky Dental Association.

What Is Sequential Therapy?

I recall once, years ago, going into a Starbucks in Ottawa, Canada. The barista who was preparing my tea noticed the pin on my lapel of my alma mater, The Hahnemann College for Heilkunst and Homeopathy. She asked me what it meant.

I revealed that it represented Da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’, where art and science meet on the cusp of our divinely-created humanity. When she asked what kind of medicine we practiced, I replied, “homeopathic”, as most folks are versed in what that means.

Another woman at the end of the counter asked, “So is that the kind of homeopathy where you peel the patient like an onion?  I hear that its sequential approach is the most effective treatment protocol available. I have a friend who was infertile prior to working with one of you.”  

I was pretty shocked to hear her say this and I conveyed that I’d been the first Registrar of the school some years prior. Also, that I didn’t realize that the sequential approach was known by very many people. She ended by saying how thrilled her friend was to have conceived after so many years of heartache.

What Does Sequential Therapy Involve?

When patients first decide to see us, they fill out an intake form describing their basic health information. This includes their current supplements, and pharmaceuticals, and their history of any surgeries or dental work. It also covers the basics of their diet and lifestyle, including exercise, sleep and hydration habits. We want to know the present and past chief complaints, and where they experience pain in their bodies.

We also provide them with a timeline guide, asking them to plot all of their emotional and physical traumas in chronological order, from the present to their birth. Shocks and traumas can include surgeries, injuries, drug use, vaccines, as well as emotional traumas.

Sample Time Line :

  • 2002 August Laid off from work, period of high stress – headaches began
  • 2001 January Severe Bronchitis – 4 weeks in bed, antibiotic use, exhaustion
  • 1998 March Mom died of cancer – very sudden diagnosis, shock, grief, anger
  • 1993 February Broke left leg skiing
  • 1990 June Breakup of serious relationship – many months of sadness
  • 1985 October Hep B Vaccine
  • 1979 May Family in car accident – not serious – bumps and bruises, shock
  • 1975 September Family dog died – first experience of death, sadness
  • 1972 July MMR Vaccine – original
  • 1971 November DPT Vaccine – original
  • 1970 January Birth – mom was induced? antibiotics drops in eyes? born blue – cord wrapped around neck
  • Prebirth – at 7 months, mom fell down flight of stairs – no injury, but very anxious for baby

Patients often worry, “What if I get the order wrong?” or “ What if I forget something?” Don’t worry, as your body’s cellular memory will step up and display symptoms related to the next event to be cleared towards the end of your current twenty-eight day remedy cycle. Think of it like a geological dig, or a multi-layered wedding cake.

Once we start the process, the body knows that it’s on this giddy-up plan. It just systematically offers up its harbored traumas every lunar cycle. For example, my son fell out of bed when he was a wee tyke when we were on holiday. I’d felt very guilty as he’d ended up breaking his collarbone. I should have put his bed on the floor.

I think I was blocking out this memory. I forgot to include this incident on his timeline. When we tried to go past this event to treat the next written one, he woke up the next morning and complained of “a very sore neck”. When I asked him what it felt like, he said, “Just like it did when I broke my collarbone at Auntie Louise’s and Uncle Don’s.”  Yikes!

The body never forgets, and so we backed up and I picked up the homeopathic remedies to treat this event instead of trying to bypass it.

The other example I have is with our cat, Smokey, who’d been struck by a car and broken his jaw years prior. When going through his timeline, just before the event was due, his jaw swelled and erupted with pus. Lovely, I know. His body did not let us skip over this unresolved trauma. The next timeline remedies you need will be obvious, even if not written down on your timeline.

If I had your permission, I could dazzle you for hours with such stories of sequential timeline treatment. By changing some of the details for privacy, I will share one more with you.

I was working with a woman going through timeline treatment. We reached the point in her history of a brief marriage that she felt had been a mistake. He had moved to the other side of the world and they never saw each other again. At least not until the precise month that we were due to clear this event on her timeline.

Doesn’t she bump into him, across the country, at the airport? They sat and had coffee and shared what they’d been doing in their lives since their divorce. She cited that the reunion had been awesome and that she gained closure in that impromptu meeting in ways she’d never imagined. Then she winked and asked me if I thought this occurrence happened because it was next due to be treated on her timeline. I asked her back, “What do you think?”

Where Did Sequential Treatment Originate?

Our mentor, Rudi Verspoor, DMH and Dean of Philosophy of the Hahnemann College for Heilkunst and Homeopathy, was once flying back from France in the early 1990s, when he wandered into the airport bookstore. There, on the shelf, was the French version of a book called, Rediscovering Real Medicine, by J.F. Elmiger, an MD in Switzerland. Rudi studied it the whole way home back to Canada, and upon his return shared the concepts of sequential timeline therapy with his wife, Patty Smith.

It made so much sense to them both that they began to incorporate Elmiger’s sequential approach into their respective practices. Over time, they developed it more fully under the umbrella of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s complete approach of “Heilkunst Medicine”.

A Little Dose Of History

The idea of sequencing began with the founder of homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). He understood disease to be hierarchical. He also made a distinction between primary/tonic (diseases of constant nature) and secondary/pathic (diseases that are variable in nature). Dr. Hahnemann basically said that if you eradicate the constant diseases first (the mother), the secondary diseases (the baby) are generally destroyed alongside.

In some cases (around 12-15% of the time), this doesn’t happen because the baby disease (the pathic disease that is identified by a specific symptom picture) has grown into an independent adolescent with the same characteristics of the mother. In that case, you need to go after both of them.

It’s important to note that diseases of a constant nature exist in time based on the order in which they impregnated our organism. This ‘sequencing’  means that like an onion, they’ve got to be stripped off layer by layer in the order in which they were assumed. This is the reason we treat the timeline in reverse chronological order.

Our Genetic History Is Also Sequenced

Another important treatment sequence relates to the chronic miasms, or inherited disease tendencies in a family tree. Without getting too much into this topic which is better explained here, it is fair to say that our human history as it pertains to diseases, is also sequenced. Psorinum, or itch disease, is the oldest Genetic Miasm while Lyme is more recent. These inherited diseases also demand to be treated in a particular clinical order.

Dr. Hahnemann proved three main diseases in his lifetime; Psora, “Pseudo-Psora” (Tuberculosis), and Sycosis. He wasn’t alive long enough to identify the remaining chronic miasms. The work he did on these, however, laid down the crucial principle and methodology for later homeopaths to identify the remaining ones.

Dr. Elmiger, likewise, discovered a sequence to the chronic miasms. He identified that they followed the ‘Law of Succession of Forces’. He was the first to systematically follow a sequence for tonic disease and for the chronic miasms based on the use of nosodes (energetic medicines made from disease discharges) and isodes (energetic medicine made from the actual drug or vaccine material).

This approach provided the key to unlocking the health complications caused by iatrogenesis (ie diseases caused and/or worsened by pharmaceuticals). These blockages must be addressed in order for the application of sequential treatment to be fully successful.

Although Hahnemann laid down the principles of the dual nature of disease (see Dynamic Legacy; From Homeopathy To Heilkunst, by Rudi Verspoor and Steven Decker), not much was done with it for 150 years while his wife, Melanie Hahnemann, held his transcripts for the 6th edition of, Organon of The Medical Art, in abeyance.

As Rudi Verspoor cites, “It was not until the 1970s that a Swiss medical doctor, Dr. J.F. Elmiger, who decided to study homeopathy, discovered that the iatrogenic shocks of drugs and vaccinations was a major cause of illness and that the treatment of these shocks proceeded in the reverse order of their occurrence. He called the treatment of these shocks and traumas according to their reverse time sequence La therapie sequentielle or Sequential Therapy.”

The next step was the introduction of Dr. Elmiger’s approach to North America. While a number of individuals did this independently, it was the work of Rudi Verspoor (Canada) and Patty Smith (USA), working in collaboration in the early 1990s, who added a significant dimension to Dr. Elmiger’s discoveries, namely that of emotional shock. While this had been included in Elmiger’s work, it was not fully developed, as Dr. Elmiger restricted his practice mainly to children and certain adult cases. He generally found adult cases difficult to handle. With the insights into the medicines for emotional shock, Verspoor and Smith were able to expand the idea of Sequential Therapy for adults in an effective manner. Their first book, Homeopathy Renewed, published in 1995 (and superseded by Homeopathy Re-examined), brought Dr. Elmiger’s work, combined with their own extensive research and clinical experience in developing the sequential approach, to North America.

While Sequential Therapy, or ST for short, is highly effective, it is important to realize that it is only part of a much broader system of medicine created by Dr. Hahnemann, which he called Heilkunst, or the art of restoring health.

This system requires the foundations of health also be addressed, in terms of bio-chemical balance, diet, exercise, supplements, hormones, energy blockages, etc, as well as various realms of disease that go beyond that of the timeline and the chronic miasms. For ST to be most effective, it must be part of this more complete system of remediation.

The Small Print

Nothing is written in stone; in some cases the patient’s issues are so acute that the timeline therapy is suspended until the more demanding issues are addressed. Also, in some cases the patient runs through her timeline at warp speed. Phosphorous constitutions just tend to be souped up in ways where they present their next issues every 2-3 weeks, instead of the typical 4 weeks.

My colleague once served a patient whose life force looked for the next remedy every three weeks. She asked him what he did for a living. He said, “I make fast cars go faster.”  She thought this appropo.

Timeline treatment may be suspended in a given month while a more immediate need has takes over the life force. Examples include going into labor, or undergoing a surgical procedure. The support remedies that month would relate to the present tense, rather than clearing something from the past. The timeline is a map, after all, and does not override new life events showing up in the present.

Dr. Hahnemann stated, “Treat what you see!” As it turns out, a good percentage of the time, what is seen is the next timeline event’s symptoms looming. Other times, it’s a challenging mess of blooming, buzzing confusion and you’d better be properly apprised of what’s what. This is where the map of Heilkunst principles guides the practitioner through even the most complex cases.