The Five Levels of Healing:
The Work of Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, Ph.D.

by Patricia S. Lemer, M.Ed., NCC

On several occasions I have written about practitioners whose work has profoundly influenced my thinking: Dietrich Klinghardt is another. He joins Drs. Leo Galland (New Developments 3:1), Abraham Maslow (New Developments 6:2) and Sidney Baker (New Developments 6:4) on a high pedestal, because his innovative model of healing is applicable to anyone with physical, behavioral or mental issues, regardless of diagnosis.

In the past year, I have been privileged to spend two exciting weekends learning from Klinghardt. I believe that many healing professionals will soon accept and adopt his protocol for treating autism and related disorders.

Klinghardt states unequivocally that autism has one cause: mercury poisoning. Nutritional, metabolic, immunological, behavioral, emotional and gastro-intestinal problems are all secondary to mercury toxicity. Healing takes place on five levels: Physical, Electromagnetic, Mental, Intuitive, and Spiritual. Developmental problems can manifest at several levels. Influences flow both up and down. Mental health, for instance, has a regulatory effect on levels beneath it, while physical strength supports work at higher levels. Klinghardt’s autism protocol begins at the two lowest levels. He believes that for complete recovery, treating mercury poisoning both physically and energetically is essential.

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt practices and teaches in Seattle, Washington and in his native Germany. For his schedule, go to Don’t miss his articles on Lyme disease, mercury detoxification and advice for parents-to-be. To learn more about Klinghardt’s unique approach read The Natural Medicine Guide to Autism (The Healthy Mind Guides)The Natural Medicine Guide to Autism by Stephanie Marohn. Better yet, take one of his courses!

[Initially published in New Developments: Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter, 2005-2006]

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