Drug therapy

For many thousands of years, we humans have used the nature that surrounds us not only as food, but also for healing purposes. However, in the past, medicine was mainly used for prevention, because healing under the living conditions of that time was not always easy.

In contrast to Indian Ayurveda and Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM), much of our indigenous healing knowledge has been forgotten over the past centuries. Today, it is returning to our consciousness under the name Traditional European Medicine (TEM) – closely associated with its famous representatives such as Hildegard von Bingen, Paracelsus or Sebastian Kneipp. The current food trend towards „regional and seasonal“ also reflects the fact that what is good for us should ideally come from the nearby natural environment – the plants on our doorstep share the same climate with us, after all.

Until about 1800, Traditional European Medicine (TEM) was the obligatory basis for all pharmacopoeias in Europe and was primarily based on traditional experience – until the natural sciences spread across the continent. Modern herbal medicine, phytotherapy, combines this ancient healing knowledge with formulations for the demands of modern life. This results in effective plant mixtures that strengthen our bodies.

All meadows and all mats, all mountains and hills are apothecaries. Paracelsus

In Traditional Medicine/Naturopathy, the term „drug therapy“ primarily refers to phytotherapy, which is the treatment with herbs and plant-based remedies. These remedies contain active substances that fulfill their functions within the body. This approach can address energetic deficiencies, regulate blockages, eliminate disease-causing factors, and restore energetic equilibrium.

In principle, drug therapy can be applied to treat various illnesses. However, its effectiveness is scientifically proven through studies for a range of indications. Many remedies are also suitable for preventive treatment, aiming to prevent illnesses from occurring in the first place.

Mainly, leaves, flowers, roots, and bark are utilized. In rare cases, I also employ mineral or animal substances, which can be processed in various ways. Personally, I use spagyric remedies as well as individual or complex homeopathics.


Spagyric medicines are produced using a specific methodology rooted in alchemy. This production process is time-consuming and intricate. It involves initially distilling the source substances through an alcoholic approach, followed by incinerating the residues and then mixing their ashes with the distillate. The word itself stems from Greek and signifies: Separate and Reunite. This method of production imparts the remedies with a potent effect, surpassing that of an alcoholic preparation or a homeopathic solution.

Individual Formulations

Creating these mostly plant-based formulations relies on precise knowledge of their mode of action and contraindications, informed by extensive expertise and experience. The application of these medicinal substances is embedded within a holistic theoretical framework, which precisely matches each remedy.

Drawing on this knowledge and careful examination, I craft an individual prescription for you, which the pharmacy prepares according to specified strength, dosage, and blending ratios. Even if you share the same ailment as another patient, your formulation will likely differ. In European Medicine, we consider your constitution and psyche. Thus, the composition and dosage of the active substances can significantly vary based on the patient.

You can redeem your personalized prescription at a specialized pharmacy – even from abroad.

Arzneitherapie Christian Arndt