Sebastian Kneipp's insights into the healing power of nature and the interplay of the five pillars, water, plants, exercise, nutrition and balance, are still the foundation of the Kneipp® brand. In the course of his life, Kneipp expanded his knowledge of the healing effects of water and medicinal plants with his own knowledge into a systematic teaching. The pastor and naturopath thus created a holistic concept of life that inseparably treats man, his lifestyle and his natural environment as a balanced entity.