This blog talks about interrelations of homeopathy and holistic ways of healing with the world beyond medicine, with spirituality, science and politics. The homeopathic way of thinking and questioning about problems, crises and solutions is extended to encompass more than issues of individual health. During two hundred years of work with crises and suffering we have developed a holistic way of looking at contexts and a specific way of listening, which may prove to be very helpful in collective contexts as well. In a loose series of articles I wish to show this by different current issues.
(Not being a native speaker I apologize for any mistakes and appreciate any kind of amendment.) .
Jörg Wichmann, November 2017
Homeopathy is an ideal form of therapy for a different, sustainable, solidary global culture as it is:
Of the holistic healing methods it is homeopathy that recently is in the focus of being publicly discredited. Long disproved or utterly senseless arguments shall try to undermine a popular and effective way of healing.In Germany the midwives have nearly lost the free exertion of their profession because of a tenfold increase in their liability insurance fees and the situation in Britain is not much better. Persons who utter their concerns regarding the current vaccination politics are publicly villainized. Could this be connected? It is. And the question is,....
This article was written in the wake of Fabian Scheidler’s brillant book “The End of the Megamachine. A Brief History of a Failing Civilisation”
As a small contribution to his thoughts and because this aspect is not fully covered in Scheidler’s book, I would now like to point out the role that modern medicine is playing in the global crisis and the role, alternative medicine can play.
As therapists we have learnt to always enquire exactly, to ask about the content of every term that is used and to investigate into any seemingly self-evident proposition. Reading about the “power” of the lobbies so many times recently I therefore ask myself, what it actually is about, what kind of “power” we are talking about. We shouldn´t ask the question: Who influences whom? but: What does this influence actually consist of, where does the power of the lobby lie, who administers it, and why are we permit it to exist in the first place?Read more
The following remarks deal with the term as such, but mainly with the quotation marks, between which it is set. We know well or can look it up, what a sceptic in the true sense of the word is.... Those organisations of critics of homeopathy that are impudent enough to adorn themselves with the title of “sceptics”, are but the direct opposite.
It is considered as self evident by all holistic therapists and doctors that an organism can only be healed in its totality. It is not possible to heal an organ separately as if it wasn´t connected to a body. We use to say that we are not treating diseases but sick persons. But the question arises, which wholeness, which totality we are dealing with? Is the individual being....Read more
We are always using the word Homoeopathy as a loanword and describe the meaning, when asked for it. But are we able to actually translate it? This is easier as one might think, but the result is somewhat surprising.Read more