Lily Pad Wholistic Services
What is the Heilkunst?... This word comes from the founder of Homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Roughly translated it means "the art of making whole" or "the remedial art". Dr. Hahnemann was one of the first holistic MD's at a time when his colleagues were performing bloodletting, applying leeches, and giving toxic medicines.
Dr. Hahnemann recognized the importance of wholesome diet, exercise, cleanliness of the body and mind. He developed a whole system of medicine based on these concepts AND his primary inspiration.... Homeopathy. Homeopathy uses the Law of Similars to choose appropriate remedies which are specially prepared and given in minute doses to eliminate disease and stimulate healing.
Heilkunst involves a variety of modalities in the attempt to eliminate disease and imbalances. The modality used needs to match the need of the body and soul. Some needs call for dietary modification, others for homeopathy, still others may need surgery or other conventional therapies. While Heilkunst emphasizes natural noninvasive methods, it also recognizes the need for certain conventional therapies in some severe and life-threatening illnesses. In our practice we follow the principles of Heilkunst using the methods below.
Homeopathy: This powerful medical tool has been practiced for over 200 years. As mentioned, it is based on the Law of Similars and uses minute doses. It can be used to good advantage in both acute and chronic ailments. Homeopathy has the potential to heal the underlying disease while many conventional drugs and procedures only suppress the expression of symptoms. With homeopathy the practitioner individualizes the remedy used to match the physical, mental, and emotional symptom image of the patient as well as taking into account the likely cause of the condition.
VOM CHIROPRACTIC - VOM stands for Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation. It is a gentle chiropractic method using a Chiropractor's activator device. This device applies a controlled thump to points along the spine and joints. There are NO bone crunching twists or turns. It gently reduces spinal subluxations that can be the cause of many spinal, neuromuscular, joint and other organ problems.
Clinical Nutrition -Clinical nutrition provides the essential material building blocks to achieve good health. Unfortunately poor quality commercial diets can cause depletion, toxicity, and deficiency. Clinical nutrition uses wholesome foods, supplements, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and glandulars to provide the building blocks to repair and replenish on a therapeutic level.
These are used when there is a strong emotional or behavioral component to the ailment. They are extremely gentle and subtle in their action, and yet when needed, can be very powerful in their healing results. Flower/Gem essences should not be confused with Aromatherapy. They do not work by their stimulation of the olfactory system. The essences are taken orally in a diluted form. They can be given directly in the mouth or put in the food or water. They can also rubbed onto the skin or misted into the air of a room.