history of electropathy

 

ABOUT THE HISTORY

PARACELSUS (1493 – 1541)

 

Paracelsus was one of the most important Renaissance naturalists. Paracelsus full name is: Theophrastus Bombastus Von Hohenheim 1493 - 1541 . He put forward the view that disease resulted from external enviormental forces. He also believed that plants and natural substances held the key to healing and embraced the ‘like can cure like’ priniciple. One of his ideas, known as the Doctrine of signatures, was that the apperance of a plant, or the substances it contained, gave an idea of the disorders it could treat. As a youth Paracelsus worked in the nearby mines as an analyst. This gave him the background for his future work in chemistry and alchemy that, doubtless, laid the foundations of his later remarkable discoveries in the field of homoeopathy and Electro-homoeopathy.

 

Count Cesare Mattei (1809-1896)

Electro-Homoeopathy is the name given to a new system of medicine discovered by a famous Italian Count Cesare Mattei in the later part of the 1800’s. Count Mattei, the founder of Electro-Homoeopathy, was born on the 11th January in the year of 1809 in Bologna City in Italy. He belongs to one of the noblest families of learned town of Bologna.

After having studied natural science, he gave himself up to anatomy, physiology and pathology. Then more exclusively to chemistry and botany, after long and patients research following a method of his own, he discovered how to extract from certain plants the active principles which, alone or combine, form the agent in the new materia medica. Numerous and prolonged experiments upon the animal economy, experiments made first of all upon the dogs, have demonstrated the curative power of his remedies upon the organism, and at the same time have proved that they can never produce the slightest morbid alteration either in the organs or their functions.

He believed in the, famous Paracelsus who introduced law of similar. Thus convinced simultaneously of their immense utility and of their perfectly innocuous character, the count has applied to them with all confidence to all of the human beings. Further, in order to observe closely in numerable cases of disease, and the better to study the effect of these remedies, he held in his mention at Bologna, for more than ten years, public and private consultations in the presence of physician and surgeons who had attached themselves to him the purpose of being present at the sitting. It may be added of high person ages of all nations, physicians and even large medical bodies. But undoubtedly the German founder of Homoeopathy Hahnemann (1755-1843) and his doctrine have non the less influenced Mattei’s mind in his patients researches, leading principle trying to investigate the immediate effects of remedies and bring them into practical service according to the familiar rule. On the other hand, he borrowed from Paracelsus the process of preparing the vegetable substances by means of a more or less complicated mode of fermentation, called “cohobation”, and also the final combination of a number of ingredients with similar or supplementary effect to form a complex medicinal unity.

Mattei had written his first book in 1874 in Italian language, which was then published in other languages. He has applied himself in his lifetime to the discovery of Materia Medica capable of modifying; not only the manifestation or symptoms of disease, but also their principle, or to speak better their first cause. It is by means of a theory the simple, with curative agents which he called Electricity in the remedies (Electro-Homoeopathy), so elementary that everyone may cure himself and his medicine is certainly the medicine of the future.

He died on 3rd of April 1896 at the magnificent castle of La Rochetta, situated in the heart of the Apennines. If there are but few honest hearts in this world, there is still enough remaining to bless his memory. During mattei life time when the Count Mattei aged in 1887 he handed over all his work to his adopted son Mario Venturoli Mattei. Later on after the First world War Mattei remedies were stoped to export from Italy, then V. Mattei made the agreement with the German Pharmist and Theodore Karuss to sell mattei remedies via Engel Apotheker Regensburg in Germany. This System later on become more popular & recognized than ever by his disciple Theodore Krauss. 

Theodore Krauss (1864-1924)

 

The German practitioner Theodore Krauss (1864-1924) made a notable contribution to electro homeopathy medicine and JSO Spagyric medicine which is based on his method.  At the age of 56 and after his key experiences with pharmacist Johannes Sonntag established” JSO Komplex Heilweise”, an exhaustive body of information.

Count Mattei in the early year of 1880 set up Consortium for electro Homoeopathy for the sale and promotion of his remedies in Regensburg.  In the year 1883 the Consortium was transferred to the Engel Pharmacy in Regensburg for selling the remedies. The Consortium remained responsible for publication of the literature and assistance for these remedies to the 7000 members of the electro homeopathic practitioner. About two year later, Theodore Krauss joined the Consortiums for electro Homoeopathy and remained there in contact with Count Mattei till the year 1890. But after the death of Mattei in 1896, the Theodore Krauss took over the Consortiums for electro Homoeopathy; later on he expanded the system.

 

In the First World War the supplies from Italy were missing between the years 1914 to 1918. The first original medicines under the license were after-produced in the scientific direction of Krauss and Dr. med. Johannes in the same direction as the Mattei method and his system. The system later established by Theodore Krauss and became known as Electro complex Homoeopathy, which developed up to today and is known as JSO Komplex Heilweise (JKH).

 

After Theodore Krauss death his work was continuously moving forward and his first book published back in 1920 on electro homeopathy has published its 14 edition till today in Germany.  Following that, Spagyric had an official place in Europe and in the German Pharmacopoeia.

 

                                                                                             Source: the JSO Komplex heilweise

 

Carl Friedrich Zimpel (1800-1878) 

 

In the nineteenth century, the German physician Carl Friedrich Zimpel, M.D., Ph.D. (1800-1878), began a new production of spagyric medicaments. This widely travelled and learned man had originally been an engineer. He devoted himself late in life to the study of medicine and acquired a doctorate in philosophy and medicine. He was awarded the Prussian gold medal for art and science and was an honorary member of the Mineralogical Society of the University of Jena. In 1849, he was established himself in London as a homeopathic physician. Zimpel devoted himself intensively to the study of the works of Paracelsus and Glauber. At the age of 70 and after his key experiences with Count Cesare Mattei (1809-1896), he published book on the subject. Gradually, he developed an important production, known today as Zimpel method which is also descried in German Pharmacopoeia [HAB] a high level, internationally known manufacturing Pharmacopoeia, whose products are today available in many countries of the world. In the meantime, many classical texts have been reprinted, in connection with which the attitude of the publishers vacillates strongly. Available, for instance, are the works of Paracelsus, Basilius Valentines, Glauber, Van Helmont, Andreas Libavius, and others.