Health and Human Design

Martin Grassinger

Health and Human Design

In the history of Western medicine, physicians looked for reasons and locations within the body for the causes of illnesses. During the 18th century, the going theory about disease was that it was all located in the blood, which led to the common practice of bloodletting as a “cure,” even for anemia! With the discovery of Uranus in 1781, we entered the age of Individuality by looking at a single cell: bacteria and viruses were discovered. We began looking for single cells as the cause of making us ill. That opened the door to new insights, but it could never be the final step to an understanding of being sick as an individual being, for as we can see in the Design of Forms, the single cell has a collective definition.

At the same time, a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann (10 April 1755, 22:51 GMT) developed a concept for medical treatment called “Classical Homeopathy,” where sickness is exclusively seen as an individual process that has its individual cause, path, manifestation and way of healing. Instead of attempting to combat sicknesses, he looked to cure human beings who suffer in their own individual way from seemingly common symptoms that in truth are different.

The world-wide experience of homeopathic treatment during the last two centuries has given us deep insights into the individual nature of getting sick. The three main forces Hahnemann claimed were basically involved in every kind of sickness are related to the three energy formats in the Human Design System. But if we want to look after a single disease and assume it to be located in a special hexagram or combination of them, we can easily be trapped into the old way of mechanical thinking from past centuries on another level. Human Design shows us very clearly that two individual beings, apparently suffering from exactly the same “disease,” don't necessarily have even a single gate in common!

As the Human Design System is an integration system, we have to integrate the knowledge of the orient into our isolated occidental mechanical way of thinking. Therefore we need to understand how the seven Chakras use the infrastructure of the nine centers of the Body Graph, how the flows of energy described in the 12 meridians are related to special aspects of Design.

September 1999