German Biologic Medicine
Founded in 1974, PEKANA Naturheilmittel GmbH of Kisslegg, Germany produces homeopathic-spagyric medications that meet the highest standards set by the German pharmaceutical industry. Their comprehensive line of high-energy remedies have been developed to help practitioners successfully treat both acute and chronic illnesses, while avoiding the detrimental side effects that often accompany use of allopathic drugs. Importantly, PEKANA medications do not merely suppress or mask symptoms, but heal the underlying causes of a wide variety of illnesses, such as bacterial infections, cystitis, liver disease, sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis and many chronic conditions considered difficult to treat.
PEKANA-Naturheilmittel GmbH has undergone a classic development. The founder of PEKANA, Dr. rer. nat. Peter Beyersdorff, started his career in 1949 with an obligatory apprenticeship in a pharmacy. After two years, he completed his term, earning a pharmaceutical assistant degree. During his term as a pharmaceutical assistant Dr. Beyersdorff became extensively acquainted with a large variety plant remedies.
After finishing his studies at the university of Tubingen, Dr. Beyersdorff received a doctoral degree in Munich. The doctoral thesis was on the plant sarothamnus (Sarothamnus scoparius), that later appeared as the logo of PEKANA.
Dr. Beyersdorff seemed to have his dreams fulfilled when he built a pharmacy in Sulzfeld in 1960. Diseases and tragic losses within the family, however, opened the eyes of the pharmacist to the possibilities of alternative healing methods. As a result, a period of intensive study and experimenting began.
Developing Unique Remedies
Soon after, Dr. Beyersdorff began to develop his own products in the pharmacy. These remedies were prepared according to the guidelines of homeopathy and were made available for treatment of various illnesses, enabling a safe and effective therapy. It required more than ten years of experience with customers and patients until a comprehensive line of 80 special remedies were available. In 1974 the first production permit for PEKANA’s own special homeopathic remedies was granted. As theseremedies became more popular, Dr. Beyersdorff decided to sell the pharmacy in 1981 and settle in Kisslegg/Allgau to exclusively manufacture his own preparations. In 1983 Dr. Beyersdorff was appointed a member of Commission D of the Federal Health Authorities in Berlin to take part in the development of modem homeopathic monographs. He held this position until the end of 1995.
The Innovation Toward Spagirics
In the mid-eighties, Dr. Beyersdorff began research and development of the historical methods of processing plant remedies used in the past, called spagyrics. The term spagyrics was coined by Paracelsus (1493-1541), the great physician of the Middle Ages. The objective of Dr. Beyersdorff’s work was to create modem spagyrics. He was completely convinced that the spagyric manufacturing process was homeopathic in nature. However, Dr. Byersdorff felt that it was not enough just to produce spagyrics, but rather that these medications needed to be tested and analysed to fully meet the current requirements of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia.
Uniting highly energetic spagyric compunds with homeopathic remedies has enabled PEKANA to create extremely powerful high quality holistic specialties with a low alcohol content. In 1991, PEKANA’s own unique production process after review and approval by the Pharmacopoeia Commission of the Federal Health Authorities, was included in the 1. Official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. These PEKANA manufacturing processes for homeopathic-spagyrics are also mentioned in the American Pharmacopoeia, HPUS.
Moreover, in 1995, PEKANA-Naturheilmittel GmbH received an award for innovation from the State of Baden-Wiirttemberg for exemplary achievement and performance.
WHAT ARE SPAGYRICS?
First developed by the 16th Century Swiss physician Paracelsus, spagyrism represents a form of homeopathy in which both vital healing energy and active substances are extracted from medicinal plants, creating powerful mother tinctures that can be further potentized. Derived from the Greek words spao (separate) and ageiro (unite), spagyric remedies were originally created by fermenting parts of wild herbs. This process produced concentrated aromatic solutions that were extracted and separated from the bulk plant matter. After fermentation was completed, the plant material was distilled in a special device, and the remainder dried and burned. The ashes were extracted and purified via distillation, then recombined with the concentrated solution. As a result, the finished spagyric essence contained the mineral constituent parts of the plant. Paracelsus pointed out that the vital energy of an herb is more important than the plant material itself. Combining the ideas of Paracelsus with modern manufacturing techniques, PEKANA produces its powerful spagyric remedies using four key steps: separation, purification, incineration and re-unification.
Using only the specific parts of either fresh or dried herbs as prescribed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia, PEKANA adds special yeast, sucrose and pharmaceutical-grade water to initiate fermentation. This three-week process produces a natural alcohol intrinsic to the particular plant, resulting in a high quality mother tincture solution that contains vital energy specific to that herb.
Next, PEKANA repeatedly filters the tincture solution until it is completely free of impurities. Similar to producing a fine wine, this process requires time and precision because new particles created by the plant tincture during the various filtering phases must be removed to achieve an absolutely pure liquid solution. Unlike other manufacturers, PEKANA never distills its spagyric tinctures to ensure that biocatalysts (enzymes), vitamins and other vital substances remain active.
In step three, the original plant material used to produce the mother tincture solution is dried, caked and burned at very high temperatures, creating an ash. After PEKANA’s advanced processing technique removes all impurities from the ash, only the remaining pure plant minerals are extracted.
Finally, the pure plant crystals — which stimulate metabolic processes in the body — are combined with the mother tincture solution. Until this final step, the tincture is odorless. However, at the precise moment PEKANA adds the minerals to the solution, a dramatic color change takes place and the specific aroma distinctive to the plant flows from the fluid — creating the “miracle” of spagyrics.
In addition, PEKANA homeopathic-spagyric medications are further potentized and succussed by hand according to the laws of homeopathy. To prove the “pharmaceutical quality” and document the high energy of its medicines, PEKANA conducts comparative chromatography analysis on each mother tincture. Only those spagyric preparations are used that match or exceed the substance yield of the corresponding homeopathic chromograph. In recognition of such high standards, PEKANA received an award for innovation and exemplary performance from the State of Baden-Wuerttemburg.
Are all Homeopathic or Spagyric Remedies Alike?
No. In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. The average person on the street may appear to be as physically fit as a marathon runner, or long distance swimmer who participate in the Olympic games. However, if the average person attempted to compete in these disciplines with the trained athlete, the enormous difference that continuous training, discipline, endurance and ener~y makes would become quite evident.
A similar comparison can be made between PEKANA homeopathic-spagyric remedies and other homeopathic or spagyric products. Kirlian photography, VEGA point testing or other types of analysis make it possible to determine and compare the amount of inherent energy in remedies produced by various companies. Here the huge qualitative advantages of PEKANA remedies become obvious. Importantly, practitioners are able to experience the excellent efficacy of these homeopathic-spagyric medications through the fast, lasting results produced in patients.
If the excretion process is not stimulated, and the internal terrain not improved, then the ill body may be forced to store toxins in the connective tissues, or aid excretion by other means such as fever, diarrhea, and excessive sweating. This can be avoided by using PEKANA remedies.
Why are the PEKANA medications energetically superior to the homeopathics or spagyrics of other companies?
Each PEKANA medication possesses the distinct advantage of being both a high-energy spagyric and a homeopathic. These remedies stimulate with their spagyric phyto-components — which provide an extra energy boost — and regulate via the homeopathic properties of individual plant constituents. This powerful combination creates “super-charged” remedies that invigorate the body’s vital energy, act as immune system catalysts and promote more efficient cellular activity to help infected or weakened organ tissues resume normal function.
A key difference between spagyric therapy and standard homeopathics is that PEKANA uses only selected herb components, such as the blooming flowers or roots, and not the entire dried plant. To ensure quality and purity, PEKANA constantly tests and analyzes the different remedy constituents. The company extracts all of the vital energy out of each plant and the environment where it grew (via mineral deposits) using the spagyric processing method. This enables PEKANA to produce the highest quality mother tincture — essential for truly effective medications.
Another important distinction exists between the healing potential of single homeopathics and complex spagyric medications. Although classic homeopathic medicines that contain one plant substance may be ideal for treating disease where the patient manifests only one symptom, illnesses today are generally multi-causal. PEKANA’s homeopathic-spagyric remedies therefore combine specific plants that 1) provide a beneficial effect on individual organs, and 2) complement one another to address several conditions concurrently. For example, it is well-known that an insufficiency in one organ may detrimentally affect several others. If the liver is burdened by a toxic load, the problem also influences the heart, kidneys, stomach and intestines to some extent. Much like several co-workers who combine their strength to lift a heavy object, the complementary spagyric components help resolve each specific organ weakness, enabling the body to experience genuine healing.
SPAGYRIC TREATMENT OF IATROGENIC ILLNESSES
Use of homeopathic-spagyric medications and other natural treatment has become extremely important during the past several decades because illnesses have changed. As people increased the amount of meat in their diets following World War II, they suffered more frequently from a “uric acid diathesis” burden, which led to a disrupted metabolism and illnesses such as severe rheumatism. Conventional medicine treated these metabolic illnesses with allopathic drugs that blocked the body’s attempt to excrete via the mucous membranes or other excretory channels. Until recently, coughs, colds, rhinitis, flu or viral infections were routinely treated with antibiotics, pain killers and fever suppressants. This practice robbed the body of its excretion capabilities and impregnated toxins deeper into the cellular level. As a result, a significant percentage of senior citizens today are afflicted with foci caused by these deposits that, among other symptoms, result in joint deterioration.
Althoughmany younger people have changed their diets and consume less animal protein than the previous generation, they still suffer from iatrogenic (physician or therapy-caused) illnesses induced by treatment with antibiotics, beta blockers, pain killers, fever-suppressing pills, blood pressure medications and other drugs with their wide variety of side effects. For example, cortisone may reduce inflammation effectively in neurodermatitis and other allergy-related skin conditions, but the drug also inhibits proper regulation and excretion. This creates artificial blockages that force the body to deposit toxins in the cells, making the patient even more chronically ill.
From an alternative medicine perspective, a skin disease such as neurodermatitis is actually an expression of the body’s attempt to excrete poisons and heal itself. Since the primary excretory organs are too burdened to function properly, the body is forced to use the skin — often referred to as the third kidney. Clearly, use of allopathic drugs has caused widespread iatrogenic illnesses because they do not address the body’s need to heal itself or correct organ insufficiencies responsible for acute and chronic symptoms.
In contrast, Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg M.D. theorized how illnesses develop in his important work “Homotoxicology” His research revealed that if the body is inhibited in its attempts to react and excrete toxins, the cells become impregnated with these poisons. This intoxification phase in turn leads to cellular blockages and tissue degeneration. As part of this domino effect, other body systems are also affected by the blockages, finally resulting in serious neoplasm phases that include life-threatening illnesses such as various forms of cancer.
For this reason, it is vital to treat patients from childhood on in a curative manner that does not stifle normal healing processes. Biological therapy ensures the body’s ability to 1) preserve an intact immune system; 2) avoid foci that can lead to severe, chronic illnesses; and 3) maintain energetic, physical, mental and emotional states at a high level. Nonetheless, more people will likely suffer from allergies and chronically impaired health in the future unless medical thinking changes and increased numbers of practitioners begin to apply holistic approaches such as homeopathic-spagyrism that make true healing possible
THE USE OF ALCOHOL IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Since water alone cannot absorb all the beneficial properties from plant materials, alcohol is used in the medical field as an indispensable solvent. However, producing medications spagyrically enables PEKANA to reduce the total quantity of ethanol in its products. As a result, PEKANA medications contain only 12–51% alcohol. In contrast, many homeopathic companies manufacture remedies that contain up to 60–70% alcohol by volume, and some spagyrics contain higher amounts of ethanol.
PEKANA achieves a low alcohol content because its unique spagyric fermentation process creates a tincture solution of 12–20% ethanol specific to the particular plant. Once the alcohol level reaches the 20% plateau, the yeast is naturally destroyed, and alcohol production stops.
Research shows that small amounts of alcohol provide the human body with several benefits that generally have been overlooked or underplayed. As a result, many people today believe that all alcohol is harmful to their health, and merely mentioning the word evokes a negative reaction. Patients must be taught to differentiate between the use of alcohol for medical applications and excessive drinking or alcohol abuse. In fact, the field of pharmacology, which studies the effects of foreign substances on the body, teaches that alcohol in small doses:
- has a stimulating effect on the vasomotor center of the heart, increases blood flow to the arteries and reduces coronary risk;
- benefits peripheral circulation;
- prevents water retention;
- increases secretion of the fundus gland in the stomach;
- increases the defensive capabilities of the immune system, and;
- lowers the carcogenicity of nitrosamines in foods.
WARNING: People with a history of alcohol abuse, psychiatric patients on medication and patients subject to seizures should not use products that contain alcohol.
In addition, use of biologic medicine and homeopathic-spagyric therapy may in rare instances lead to a healing reaction caused by reactivation of the body’s metabolic capabilities. This healing phenomenon does not occur with use of allopathic medications, such as antibiotics, since they actually halt the body’s immune response. Patients may confuse this reaction and the accompanying symptoms — such as mild fever, discharge from the sinus passages or stiff, aching joints — with an illness. These symptoms result from toxins lodged in the tissues that the body is finally able to excrete through biological treatment. Use of PEKANA drainage remedies coupled with the intake of at least 2 to 3 quarts of liquids daily by adults will normally alleviate this healing reaction within a few days or prevent it from occurring.
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