The HCH is dedicated to supporting continuing research into all aspects of Heilkunst in order further to advance our knowledge of the therapeutic potential and application of its insights for the benefit of humanity. This is done through clinical studies and provings of medicinal substances, as well as through on-going research into the human condition on the basis of the principles of functional thinking, and special areas such as live blood analysis, frequency harmonics, therapeutics and regimen.
Heilkunst is a scientifically-based discipline and can be justified on scientific principles. To this end, faculty and graduates are encouraged to engage in regular research, both textual and clinical, that will help to illuminate Heilkunst in its therapeutic applications and possibilities. For example, the Co-Chair of Materia Medica, Patty Smith, conducts regular provings of substances, as well as clinical trials of disease prophylaxis using Heilkunst principles, such as the annual flu immunization program.
The Chancellor, Steven Decker, is engaged in on-going innovative research with the Dean and Chair of Dynamic Philosophy, Rudi Verspoor, to further develop the principles of Heilkunst and to integrate the various aspects of natural health into a comprehensive,integrated therapeutic approach. Mr. Decker has completed a new and comprehensive English translation of the Organon of Heilkunst, which contains the original German along with an interlinear translation, so that readers can see what is being translated and why. This unique translation, provided only in electronic format, provides a powerful tool for further research.
The Chair of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy, Francois Jooste, is also engaged with the Dean in integratiing various aspects of conventional medical sciences into a Heilkunst framework, such as in the understanding of hormones, nutrition and drug-herb-nutrient interactions.
One of our graduates, Gudula Bauer, is working with Patty Smith, the Chair, Animal Heilkunst, to develop the application of Heilkunst to various fields of animal care, with both conducting clinical research on an on-going basis through their clinics and special research projects.
The Hahnemann Center for Heilkunst also annually publishes the Heilkunst Journal, dedicated to providing a forum for articles related to the promotion and development of Heilkunst and its principles. This journal is open to anyone, including students at various stages in their study, who wish to submit works for publication. The HCH also publishes a clinical journal to discuss actual cases and to develop our clinical and therapeutic understanding.
Some limited funds are available to support research. Contact the Registrar for more details.