Rejuvenation Medicine
By Cornelis van Dalen ND DipHom

The word re·ju·ve·nate vt
1. to make somebody become, feel, or appear young again
2. to restore something to its condition when new, or make it more vigorous, dynamic, and effective
The Oxford dictionary states – make or become young again. Latin: juvenis

When someone is deliciously happy, they feel young – or at least in a condition in which the question of the need for rejuvenation is not present; happiness is rejuvenation. When a face lights up, all wrinkles and lines disappear, and the real person captivates us. When one is in love, truly in love, that is the condition of rejuvenation. External changes are cosmetic, as is the term. Real changes, which have permanence, come from within. Beauty is more than skin deep.

What is it that rejuvenates? A web search (as we are wont to do) for rejuvenation once offered plastic surgery and the like, especially to the sexual organs. Sex? It’s the very thing that rejuvenates the human being – both for women and men, but not in its lustful aspects.

How to rejuvenate? Rejuvenation is healing. How often do we read about a healed person in their testimony ‘I have never felt better in all of my life!’ This is rejuvenation. Everyone seeks to rejuvenate something in their lives: in thinking or memory, in belief or faith, in body functions mostly.

In a regimen for health, your own observation of what is good, and of what hurts, is the best medicine. So, what agrees with you, continue it; what does not agree, stop it. But the practitioner is the best observer of you, when in comes to decisions of therapeutic value. He observes also what one can do in the strength of youth one cannot in later years. Age will not be defied.

Beware of any sudden changes in diet. “For it is a secret, both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many things than one.”1 So, it is advised to change things little by little, so if there is inconvenience in change then one can come back to it. But this is dependent on the patient and the condition. Some physicians pander to the patient and forget the cause of the disease or condition. Others seek to cure the condition and forget the patient. The patient is to take a physician of middle disposition – combining the two.

There is no one pill to rejuvenation but a process. This will take a week or two to begin to see the changes brought about through therapy or other changes, and this will give encouragement to continue and enter into the deeper aspects of rejuvenation.


Mind – brain fag, inability to calculate, memory, develop (inherent) intelligence, change moral character, etc
Body – detoxify and cure addictions
Organ renewal – correction of dysfunctions
Skin – heal eruptions: acne, pimples, eczema, etc
Reproductive organs – non-surgical rejuvenation of sex organs and functions; correction of urinary dysfunction, menstrual irregularities, fertility, etc
Energy loss/ Fatigue - achieve greater enjoyment of life
Weight loss/weight gain


The Elixir of Life
To attain the elixir of life was said to be the goal of the medieval alchemists. Translated for the modern world, this can be said to be a goal to produce the elixir of eternal youth. Today it is not the alchemist with retorts and distillation flasks seeking to concoct it, but modern pharmaceutical investigations, producing pills and potions.

It is the duty of every physician, states Paracelsus (c. 1490 – 1541), to attempt to prolong human life as long as it could be prolonged – “because it is only during life upon the earth that man may acquire knowledge and improve his character.” 2 It has been maintained that the human body could be rejuvenated to certain extent by a fresh supply of vitality. “We cannot reverse the laws of Nature, and whatever dies a natural death cannot be resuscitated by man. But man may mend that which he himself has broken, and he may break that which he himself has made.” “All things have a certain time during which they may exist upon the earth….if a man’s stay is over he will have to leave….but many die before their time is over, not by a visitation of Providence, but because they are ignorant of the laws of nature.”

The elixir of life or the liquor vitae, “if we could extract the fire of life from the heart without destroying the heart, and draw the quintessence out of inanimate things, and use it for our purpose, we might live for ever in the enjoyment of health, and without experiencing any disease.” But this is not possible in our present condition, but we can prolong the process of life, by protecting it from injurious influences, that may act upon it. Defend against the injuries from the mind and influences of others; those things which cause him to over overindulge in food and drink; fatigue, of mind and body, of excessive grief or joy. This we do with the remedies provided by Nature.

The fresh vitality, the secret of Youth, the ever-rejuvenating process is in truth the youthfulness of mind. To be always learning, in a childlike manner, of the great storehouse of Universal knowledge, is the elixir of life, the key to eternal youth and rejuvenation.


The Rejuvenation Process
"You cannot expect change if you do the same thing every day."


Naturopathy and rejuvenation:
The virtues of natural medicine, that which we call Naturopathy, lies in the application of the laws which govern life. No cure can occur without the observance of the workings of natural law. The person seeking rejuvenation, which means to be healed of ailments of mind and body, the observance of the laws of Nature will need to be made. This is the workings of the human body and the laws of mind and conscience. This observance and seeking to understand, though, enriches life experience, as well as rejuvenates the body.


Homoeopathy and rejuvenation:
Science looks at substance. Homoeopathic science looks at the effects of substance in the human body. Thus homoeopathic medicine knows what will happen to the body when the remedy is taken. A remedy is given which in healthy people created the symptoms. So man now understands the law of similars – the most similar remedy to the disease. This is healing or appropriately rejuvenation.


Diet and rejuvenation:
The definition of diet is to eat food according to rule. A diet should only be prescribed to those who will benefit; the rest should eat food. This may sound ludicrous but it is true. Additionally only food that is tasty will be of benefit to the body. Medicine in very small doses is usually not tasty; therefore it has the ability to heal. Herein is another truth – too much medicine and it becomes a poison. Food can be a medicine but too much will injure.

The way diet is prescribed is according to the energy and condition of the individual – whether one is hot or cold person, whether one is dry or damp, or a mixture of them. Only when these things are taken into consideration can there be healing and rejuvenation with food and eating. The vast majority of people follow fashionable trends in food and eating, from the market place or from in-vogue books and worry about the consequences afterwards or their failure to rejuvenate.