The Periodic Table of Elements was one of the most ingenious discoveries of all times. The nature and interactions of elements are present everywhere and at any time. This natural order of elements endows us with a new structure and order of homeopathic remedies. To translate this system of elements into homeopathic thinking and language is one of the most fascinating pioneer works of present medicine. Ulrich Welte has expanded the Element Theory and brought it vividly to life in his own practice. The cases demonstrate his full understanding of the essences of the remedies and of the problems in differentiating them. The chapter on the differential diagnosis of the stages clearly shows his deep and intuitive grasp of the subject. I can recommend this book to every practising homeopath and to all those seeking a practical and nuanced introduction to the Element Theory. Jan Scholten

The chemistry of human interactions is an analogy to the chemical interactions of elements and evolves through experience. It was Jan Scholten’s discovery that the natural sequence of elements corresponds to the evolution of human life and can be translated as such by the Theory of Elements. His system of “series and stages” shows us how to spot individual elementary remedies to treat human sufferings effectively and safely. The experienced homeopathic general practitioner Ulrich Welte gives us a candid introduction to the Theory of Elements in 64 vivid cases of patients treated with the elements of the Silver series. This exemplary series is row 5 of the periodic table and represents the arts and creative sciences. His practical, hands-on approach gives us an easily understandable access to the subject. On the basis of case histories of suffering people and their symptoms we learn how to use typical behavior patterns, trigger situations, professions and other characteristics to find individual remedies that go deep enough to cure even serious diseases. The cases also show how ripe the Theory of Elements has become in the course of more than 10 years. Many new remedies like Rhodium have come to life. Old and well-known remedies like Argentum appear in a new light and perspective. It is like looking through superficial patterns of symptoms and suddenly perceiving a strange inner beauty in the depths. The Periodic Table has become alive! “Welte’s book on the Periodic Table may become the best work for study group members, students, and even homeopaths who have not yet delved into the Elements approach. I say this to all those who may pass over this book because they already have Scholten’s comprehensive work and don’t feel the need for another book on a single series. Fully a third of the book provides background information on the Periodic Table and the personality types of the Elements Ǩ? in the most lucid, colorful, conversational style complete with examples from everyday life. As a result, the people of the Elements jump off the pages and practically shake hands with you.” Begabati Lennihan