In 1810, a German doctor, Samuel Christian Friedrich Hahnemann, issued a formal explanation of a radical new system of healthcare. Dr. Hahnemann has since become famous worldwide for creating a treatment approach called homeopathy. And yet, homeopathic treatment is only one part of a much more complex and comprehensive approach to healthcare bequeathed by the genius of Dr. Hahnemann.
Heilkunst is from the German word meaning, “the art (kunst) of making whole (heilen)”. The term literally means “the art of rendering a being whole”. Hahnemann’s system of healthcare is based on the understanding of disease as dynamic (energetic) in nature and origin, rather than just material or physical.