Integral Health is a health clinic run by Sigrid Lindemann and Peter Holl in the center of Auroville. Here we practice classical homoeopathy as taught by Hahnemann and Dr. Rajan Sankaran. Additionally Sigrid is offering support in health and development issues for pregnant woman and children.
Integral Health is situated in the new building, first floor, in Prayatna, a small community near the big Water tank in the residential area of Auroville.
An initial consultation takes about 2 hours, followed by 15 min follow-ups thereafter. Consultations are held in English and German, and in French and Tamil as well by Sigrid.
We work exclusively on appointment and these can be made via:
Inner Health, Prayatna, telephone 2623669
Timings: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm
What is homoeopathy?
Homeopathic remedies are made out of natural substances – mineral, animal, plants and others - and are diluted and potentised so to work exclusively on the energetic level. The remedies are very potent as to bring about relief in smallest doses and they can be harmful, if misused. This healing modality based on the vitalistic approach was developed by Hahnemann 200 years ago.
Health and Homoeopathy
“In the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force (autocracy), the dynamis that animates the material body (organism), rules with unbounded sway, and retains all the parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, as regards both sensations and functions, so that our indwelling, reason-gifted mind can freely employ this living, healthy instrument for the higher purpose of our existence.” - Hahnemann, Organon, aphorism 9
For a classical homeopath (homeopath uniciste) symptoms – headache, fever, etc. are mere indications that the internal harmony of body and mind is altered. Of the symptoms developed a few are common – this is the medical diagnosis of the disease, e.g, asthma, arthritis, pertussis etc. The remaining symptoms are particular to the individual patient. It is with these that the homeopath determines the adequate remedy. Each case taking again demands the homeopath's skill to perceive the unique features of the patient to set his disease apart from a hundred cases suffering from exactly the same diagnosis.
The first session: The technique of selecting the appropriate remedy become a highly evolved procedure: Whatever you experience and feel in regard to your complaints is listened to, and you are encouraged to describe this in depth. The first consultation generally takes two hours. The work of the homoeopath is to perceive, not to analyze or judge. Whatever comes - particularly strange, rare and peculiar sensations or symptoms - will help the homoeopath to perceive the individual experience more distinctly and to identify a Simillimum – a well selected deep acting homoeopathic remedy.
Thereafter: In due course you will then receive your remedy - either two pills to be taken once only, or drops to be repeated as prescribed. You are then asked to observe whatever changes occur in body and mind, dreams, mood, energy and of course changes in regard to the main complaint. A first short follow up of 15 minutes will usually take place 10 days after taking the remedy. Thereafter the development of your health will be monitored regularly for the next months.
Aim of the treatmentThe aim of this system of homoeopathy (also called “constitutional prescribing”) is to provide you with an efficient and easy-to-handle support for your – emotional and physical - health for many years. That this is possible is shown by the experience of countless patients who greatly benefit – don't miss your opportunity!
Peter and Sigrid are very experienced homeopaths, both practicing over a decade. We both trained with the renowned “Bombay School” with Dr. Rajan Sankaran for over 10 years. Both of us are closely involved with translating Dr. Sankarans software and books into German.
Sigrid is a healing practitioner (Heilpraktikerin) and is teaching homeopaths in Germany since 2003. She gives several 3 day seminars with videomaterial and Life Casetaking. Furthermore she is teaching via email, undertakes supervision, and is involved in the Sankaran webgroup. Here in Auroville we train Aurovilians in this science of healing and conduct research projects f.ex. evolving new homoeopathic remedies.
Peter came to Auroville in 1973. After several years of working and probing in different fields he found Homoeopathy as his way of expression and learned it from scratch. In the meantime he has a large experience of over 20 years of practising. His main teacher is Rajan Shankaran in Bombay along with the light and guidance of Sri Aurobindo's and Mother's influence.
Ingo Torp born 1942. Self-studies of Homoeopathy in Auroville since 1981. 1985 attending a 3-year course at a Healing College in Hamburg, Germany. Regular homoeopathy classes and workshops with Gerhard Risch.
1988 Government Certification as Heilpraktiker (healing practitioner).
Since 1989 practicing as a Homoeopath in my own clinic in Hamburg
Attending and organising seminars for several european and international teachers of homoeopathy in Hamburg .
1992-1997 Teacher of Homoeopathy with the Archäus-Homöopathieschule.
1997-2009 Co-Founder and teacher at "Schule der Homöopathie - Hamburg " (Homöopathie Forum e.V.)
Certified practitioner and teacher by SHZ.
Published translations into German:
Burnett, J.C: Vaccinosis and its Cure by Thuja
Tyler , M.L.: Hahnemann's Conception of Chronic Diseases
Dimitriadis, G.: The theory of chronic disease according to Hahnemann
“The Bombay School”- a group of classical homeopaths around Dr. Rajan Sankaran is pursuing avant-garde research since 25 years. 2002 a major breakthrough happened, which lead to a revolutionized casetaking and analysis method, which is spreading worldwide in the homoeopathic community since. Our work has become more sophisticated with this method and shows tremendously improved results. It is with gratitude to our teachers that we can offer you a first class classical homoeopathic treatment!
Homeopathy as holistic healing in the context of Auroville
Especially since practicing with the new “Sensation method” our work is based directly on the yoga and philosophy of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
The following quotation describes our work quite adequately:
“Each spot of the body is symbolical of an inner movement; there is there a world of subtle correspondences. But this is a long and complex subject and we cannot enter into its details just now. The particular place in the body affected by an illness is an index to the nature of the inner disharmony that has taken place. It points to the origin, it is a sign of the cause of the ailment. It reveals too the nature of the resistance that prevents the whole being from advancing at the same high speed. It indicates the treatment and the cure. If one could perfectly understand where the mistake is, find out what has been unreceptive, open that part and put the force and the light there, it would be possible to re-establish in a moment the harmony that has been disturbed and the illness would immediately go.”
The Mother, Questions and Answers 1929–1931 (16 June 1929), Questions and Answers 1953, 23.9.1953
Sri Aurobindo speaks of gradations of consciousness in Matter in several chapters in “Life Divine”. This could refer to the process of dilution and potentisation which opens the substance to the different level, including emotions, dreams etc.