Dr. Reckeweg was a German Medical Doctor who understood the tenets of Homeopathy. He broke with the tradition established by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, M.D., who postulated that only one remedy should be used at a time. Dr. Reckeweg postulated that if there were ten remedies that did the same thing, then it would be prudent to add all ten to one formula, and let the patient's system choose the one that it wanted. He also further developed the concept of the Homaccorde. Considering that potencies need to become more and more dilute, he would add multiple potencies of the same remedies, and let the patient's system choose not only which remedy it wanted, but which potency of the remedy it wanted.
He developed a whole line of these combination remedies, covering all phases of medical problems, and declared his new field of medicine Homotoxicology. This was seen as a bridge between allopathic medicine and homeopathic medicine, as the remedies were used for Allopathic diagnostic indications, but treated them with these homeopathically prepared mixtures. In the close to 40 years that Dr. Reckeweg did his work in Germany, he developed approximately two thousand of these combinations. In the early 1970s, he sold 50% of his worldwide company to the Delton Group, a huge multi-conglomerate that owns many other businesses, including a majority interest in the BMW car company.
IT ALL BEGAN WITH "LABORATORIUM EUPHA" Although now extensively renowned, the Dr. Reckeweg Company traces its origins back to humble beginnings, as a family operated business. At the turn of the century, Dr. Heinrich Reckeweg (1877-1944) - a native of Herford, Westphalia, Germany - founded "Laboratorium EUPHA". Using his experience and knowledge of homeopathic medicine, the first complex agents, based on Hahnemann's principle of similars, were developed. In 1947, Dr. Alfred Reckeweg, homeopath, and his brother, Dr. Klaus-Günther Reckeweg, both direct descendants of Dr. Heinrich Reckeweg, re-established the company under a new name: The Pharmazeutische Fabrik Dr. Reckeweg & Co. GmbH.
The rebirth of the company brought with it a mandate for the preservation of internationally accepted standards of high quality. Presently directed by Dr. Klaus-Günther's son, Michäel Reckeweg, the company scrupulously abides by the heritage and praxis of Dr. Heinrich Reckeweg. Tradition and custom are maintained despite state-of-the-art facilities, manufacturing techniques and methods of organizational management. As the founder of "Laboratorium EUPHA", Dr. Heinrich Reckeweg was personally committed to the manufacturing of safe and effective remedies.
It is to the strict adherence to this philosophy that we owe the international success of the Dr. Reckeweg homeopathic specialties.