Traditional European Naturopathy
What is TEN?
The traditional European naturopathy is a holistic medical system based on the humoral or four-juvenile teaching, which in ancient times was described by Hippocrates (460-370 BC) and until the 19th century was the universally valid model of thought of all medicine. The practitioners of Traditional European Naturopathy TEN have in the 20. In the 21st and 21st centuries, this model of thinking was taken up again and further developed in the fields of health and disease teaching, diagnostics and therapy into a comprehensive medical system for the present time.
The TEN sees man as a microcosm in the macrocosm. The four elements air, water, fire, earth, represented by the four cardinal juices Sanguis, phlegm, cholera and melancholy, are contained in the human body. The qualities and composition of these four principles of action are responsible for all functional processes of the organs in the healthy and diseased state of man and therefore also the basis of health and disease understanding as well as diagnosis and therapy.
This core area of TEN is based on the fact that each person has his or her own way of responding to the ever-changing stimuli from the environment. These reaction patterns are partially genetically inherited, partially acquired, and can change throughout life – both in a stabilizing and health-endangering direction. The modes of reaction of the organism arise from special states in the system of human beings (in the sense of humoral medicine) and, above all, characterize the tendency of a person to diseases as well as their course of events and reveal the affected organ systems. This is collectively referred to as “constitution”. The knowledge of the individual constitution of a patient, v.a. By means of iris diagnostics, the therapist is able to treat not only the current illness, but to start with a profound “constitutional therapy” at the roots of the disease process. a. is of overriding importance in the treatment of chronic diseases. In addition, a general stabilization of the entire human in all areas for the purpose of disease prophylaxis and improvement of the state of health (salutogenesis) can be achieved.
Iris diagnosis is the most important method for analyzing the constitutional situation of a person. It is not suitable for the detection of current diseases, but gives the therapist valuable information about the erroneous functional processes in the entire organism, which are responsible for the development of his illness.
In contrast to organ-related iris diagnosis, the constitution-oriented iris diagnosis is based on the humoral-medical thinking and working model. The iris is regarded as a reflex mirror of the organism, which serves exclusively to recognize disturbed functional processes.
Following characters in the Eye irises are taken into account in iris diagnostics: basic color of the eye, differences in brightness and changes in the structure of the iris tissue, fog-like, flaky deposits, various color pigments. For iris diagnostics, a special microscope is usually used with which the eye can also be photographed.
Therapy forms of TEN
It is important to emphasize that the TEN is not defined by the methods used but by the consistent application of the superior system of humoral medicine. That Although in TEN treatment methods are used that are also common in conventional naturopathy, the criteria of their application in TEN are always based on the pathological situation of the patient.
A selection of common forms of therapy in the TEN: Nutritional adaptation, healing plant science, application of homeopathic potentiated and spagyric remedies, drainage and exudation (cupping, Baunscheidtieren, nose rumps, leeches), massages, wraps, water applications u. v. a. m.