What is Heilkunst?
Heil = whole/sound/remedial kunst = art
Heilkunst was founded by a German doctor, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, over 200 years ago. Dissatisfied with the basis of the medicine of his day, which is still the basis of allopathic medicine in our time, Dr. Hahnemann set out to observe nature and to discover the natural laws that govern health and disease. Heilkunst, or the art of making people healthy in all aspects, is the name given by Dr. Hahnemann to the complete system of medicine and health found in his writings, most notably the Organon der Heilkunst, his central work. Homeopathy is only one part of this remarkable system.
Health and wholeness for Dr. Hahnemann is a profound state of spiritual evolution and health that allows each person to fulfill their divine purpose in life. The ability to use natural laws to achieve this state demands deep and careful powers of observation and discernment, which presupposes a profound state of health on the part of the physician. Medicine must be grounded in natural law and operate according to scientific principles. The ability to practice medicine on this basis demands skills that go beyond the purely mechanical or technical. Thus Heilkunst is ultimately an art form, as well as being the highest scientific form of expression of human knowledge. To be a true physician is to be as Dr. Hahnemann termed it, a Heilkünstler, or one who practices Heilkunst — the art of making people whole (at all levels).
Heilkunst encompasses an extensive variety of health-promoting methods developed by courageous and independently-minded medical scientists, ranging from nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices, through various therapies to support one's innate natural healing power (massage, manipulation, energy work), to medicine (first aid, acute and chronic diseases) and into the realm of spiritual evolution. Each of these methods is interconnected through a dynamic system of timeless principles that allows the true physician to use them scientifically, that is on clear principles, as and when required, according to the form given by Nature herself for the attainment of true health. This is the true system of Western medicine, the evolutionary culmination of historical and creative forces to date.
In studying to become practitioners of this art of making people whole you will enter into your own spiritual journey to health, you will see the wonders of nature and knowledge unfold before you while working constantly to help others on their own journey to transform disease into greater health and discovery of self. The only true knowledge is self-knowledge.
The principles of Heilkunst are applicable to all walks of life, and people can study Heilkunst, through the Diploma in Dynamic Philosophy, in order to find a sense of meaning and direction that is missing from their current studies or work. Research at the HCH involves all areas of arts and science, providing a sound foundation for the study of the liberal arts and the sciences from a new perspective - physics, biology, chemistry, history, anthropology, philosophy, comparative religion, geometry, cosmology, astronomy, psychology, etc.