Homœopathic Links 2009; 22(2): 106-111
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1185583

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Sequential Treatment with Heilkunst

Patty Smith, Rudi Verspoor
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Publication Date:
18 June 2009 (online)


Hahnemann provided a comprehensive nosology and posology with which to approach complex, chronic cases. Autism is the name for an observed condition with various characteristics. However, as with all allopathic conditions, the descriptive name hides the underlying causes (diseases and disorders) that contribute to the emergence of the condition. The disease causes fall into various categories from Hahnemann's comprehensive nosology (homogenic, pathogenic, iatrogenic and ideogenic – that is, diseases irritations, such as accidents, disease agents, drugs, and false beliefs, what Hahnemann termed “the highest disease”). Each case of autism, as with each case of a complex condition, involves a unique mix and sequence of various causes that must be addressed, generally in the reverse order of their appearance (work grounded in Hahnemann's own teachings, and developed further by Dr. Jean Elmiger of Switzerland as well as by the authors). The following is an example of the application of the principles of Dr. Hahnemann's complete system, Heilkunst, to complex, chronic cases in a systematic manner that results in consistent success.


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1 Secretin, a hormone produced in the duodenum, stimulates secretion of pancreatic juice so it is given prior to eating.

2 This formula contains all of the toxic metals in 200 C potency.

3 Once daily.

4 Three times daily.

5 As with all of the individual ascending potency prescriptions, this one was to remove the shock of the drug Nystatin given to the child earlier in her history. Sequential treatment of the shocks and traumas generally proceeds in the reverse chronological order.

6 According to the system devised by Dr. Jean F. Elmiger, as set out in his Law of Succession of Forces, as it relates to the chronic miasms, through our research and clinical experience we have unearthed several additional chronic miasms beyond those specified by Dr. Elmiger in his works.

7 Stimming is a repetitive movement of the limbs. This is the description from Wikipedia: Stimming is a jargon term for a particular form of stereotypy, a repetitive body movement (often done unconsciously) that self-stimulates one or more senses in a regulated manner. It is shorthand for self-stimulation, and a stereotypy is referred to as stimming under the hypothesis that it has a function related to sensory input [1]. Stereotypy is one of the symptoms listed by the DSM IV for autism and is observed in about 10 % of non-autistic young children. Many people with autism do not exhibit stereotypy. Common forms of stereotypy among people with autism include hand flapping, body spinning or rocking, lining up or spinning toys or other objects, echolalia, perseveration, and repeating rote phrases.

8 Apis was included to deal with inflammation of the GI Tract.

9 According to the Law of Succession of Forces uncovered by Dr. Elmiger for the treatment of the chronic miasms, there are several layers that must be treated. The first layer involves the treatment of all of the relevant miasms in the correct sequence up to the 10 M level; the second layer involves the same sequence but with the 50 M potency.

DMH, DVH, BSEd, FHCH Patty Smith
DMH, FHCH Rudi Verspoor

1143 Mill Street

Ottawa, Ontario K4M 1A3


Email: patty@homeopathy.com

Email: rudi@homeopathy.com