Thursday, May 16, 2013

Emanuel Felke with Baskenmuetze

The Protestant pastor Leopold Erdmann Emanuel Felke (1856 - 1926) was a naturopath who developed the eponymous Felke cure, and who was active in Repelen near Moers from 1896 to 1914 and in Bad Sobernheim from 1915 to 1925. He also practiced iris diagnosis (iridology).
Pastor Felke in Repelen in front of the Linden Hotel
Because his treatments included applications of clay and clay baths, Felke was often referred to as the clay pastor. Felke's regimen included a healthy diet and outdoor exercise. His patients were given meals that contained little meat, healing earth applications and cold baths in outdoor zinc bathtubs, and they had to sleep on clay floors or straw sacks in cabins open to the light and air.
Thanks, Yehuda

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