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Initial (Intake) Consultation
We must first ensure that we are providing the best environment for the maintenance of health. In addressing any obvious imbalances in your system, we can remove various symptoms that are due solely to those imbalances. If you are not getting enough of the right food and exercise, enough fresh air and clean water, your body will manifest complaints. In the first part of your consultation, you will be asked about your dietary and exercise habits, your level of water and supplement intake, and any other aspects of regimen that may be useful, including other therapies that you may be following (e.g., yoga, acupuncture, massage, meditation, etc.).
In addition, you will be asked for information about any allopathic (conventional) drugs or herbs you are taking so we can determine potential interactions or nutrient depletions. The process and meaning of preparing a chronology or timeline of the traumas in your life will be explained and you will normally be expected to bring this timeline along with you to the main consultation.
In the main consultation, you will be asked to describe the nature of your complaints and health concerns. Your Heilkunst practitioner will then look at and discuss your timeline in the context of these concerns, and will also discuss the role of various inherited predispositions relevant to your case. This constitutes the main part of your treatment. Following this analysis, you will be given an initial remedy (or remedies) to start the process of sequentially removing the various shocks and traumas that have contributed to your current ill-health (or dis-ease) or that are impeding your attainment of better health. Each remedy is matched with a particular trauma.
Certain events may consist of a complex of traumas and will thus require a complex of remedies to address. This is known as sequential or homotonic prescribing. The timeline provides a map of where your life force (inner spirit) will direct itself next and gives the practitioner a useful means of assessing the right sequence of remedies required. Sometimes an acute (pathic) remedy may be required for acute incidents or flare-ups and sometimes for accidents or surgical procedures undertaken during the course of your treatment.
Another part of the treatment is to identify your constitutional remedy. This relates to your innate nature, and its corresponding remedy can help strengthen your life force (inner spirit) during the process of treatment. As well, you will be given advice about your regimen and the ways in which you can do more to assist the healing powers of your body. Healing is very important to complete the restoration of health, which is started by the removal of disease by the right remedies. You may also be advised to obtain a live blood analysis appointment, available at the clinic.
The purpose is to assess regularly, according to the natural rhythm of removal of disease and healing (remediation), the progress of your treatment. You will be asked to describe any changes out of the ordinary over the month since your last visit. Your practitioner uses these changes to assess the effectiveness of the remedies and the need for new or additional remedies or new potencies, particularly in the context of the timeline. You are encouraged to raise and discuss any unusual occurrences in your condition and your life more generally, even if they appear to be minor.
Health is freedom from all limitations: physical; mental; emotional; and spiritual!
How long does treatment last?
This is entirely dependent on the individual. The initial consultation is 90 minutes and each follow-up occurs every four weeks and usually lasts 60 minutes. Depending on the nature of the health issue(s) being addressed, successful treatment may require only a handful of appointments, or can take up to one or even two years of treatment in more complex cases. This may seem like a long time to commit to a treatment, however, it is important to remember that we are not only treating symptoms, but also removing the underlying causes which created the condition in the first place.