HOMEOPATHY HISTORY | PRESENT CONDITION

HOMEOPATHY HISTORY AND PRESENT CONDITION
HOMEOPATHY HISTORY AND PRESENT CONDITION

A REVIEW OF ITS HISTORY | PRESENT CONDITION

Homeopathy is not a new thing. In the Sanskrit poem of Sringara Tilaka, B.C. 56, Kalidasa refers to the principal. Hippocrates alluded to it in clear and decided words. Shakespeare, in Henry IVPart 2. This indicates that the theory held a prominent place in the Elizabethan era.
 
 In its present form, Homeopathy owes much to that greatest of the clinical observers of his age, Samuel Hahnemann. Through many years of severe hardship, he investigated and studied this dual action of drugs, until in Hufeland`s Journal in 1796,
he was able to give to the world a Theory of Therapeutics, which his own clinical experience convinced him to be the true and rational method of curing diseased conductions. 
 
The writings of Hahnemann form the foundation from which has risen, with amazing rapidity, the modern system of therapeutics known as Homeopathy, but the Hemopathy of today is a vastly greater, grander, more complete, and different system from the Homeopathy as set forth in his writings.
 
At the present-day Homeopathic practitioners exist in every part of the civilized world. Some of our best original work comes from Russia, France, Spain, India, and Brazil. At present the Homeopathic journals of this continent rival in number, scientific information, original work, and in circulation, those of the Dominant or So-called “Regular” School.

 (A greater misnomer cannot be imagined for no two “Regular” textbooks, no two “Regular” men agree to the treatment of a given case. While for diseased conduction presenting similar symptoms, the Homeopathic physician, no matter where found. If he knows his work, prescribes the same drugs. Homeopathy is the Regular System). 

In the United States, a good proportion of the state hospitals and asylums are under Homeopathic treatment.
 
In New York City the second-largest hospital maintained by the civic authorities is the Metropolitan, a Homeopathic institution whose total accommodation will reach 1,300 beds. 

The catalog of Homeopathic books runs into the thousands and every week a new book of great scientific value issues from the Homeopathic publishing houses.
 

DEFINITION OF HOMEOPATHY

 
1.                 The Materiamedica of  Homeopathy consists of the complete record, physiological,   pathological, and symptomatic of the action of drugs upon the healthy organism.
 
2.                 If a diseased condition (not resulting from the ill effects of drugs) presents similar Symptoms to any drug, so proved, that drug in the minimum effective dose will remove that diseased condition.
 
3.                  (Not) “Let the same be cured by the same.”  (But)” Let Likes be Cured by Likes.”
 

THEORY OF DRUG ACTION

 We do not know all drugs; we cannot read all pathological symptoms. When we are perfect in these, Homeopathy will cure invariably and people will only die from old age or accident.
All drugs so far effectively proved to have these actions:

1. Primary or Physiological.
 2. Secondary or Curative.

Calomel in gr. X—xv produces marked symptoms mainly on the gastrointestinal tract. Take two of these, cramp and diarrhea. The effect of the dose continues 4 to 6 hours. 

Then, as the drug is leaving the system by the bowels and kidneys and only a small quantity remains mark then the opposite result. Diarrhea gives place to obstinate constipation from the colic to the calm of an opiate.
 
If this the result were only the stunning result of the powerful drug causing muscular exhaustion, this muscular exhaustion would pass away in a few hours as in the case of other muscles. 

This result, however, lasts for days and our clinical experience convinces us that this secondary effect is a true Secondary Action that comes from the minimum effective dose. 

We have time and time again stopped diarrhea like to that of mercury (but from chill), with mercuries 6x, when some diarrhea patient in the hands of an Allopathic physician had failed.
 
QUESTION OF DOSE
The object is to find the largest amount of the drug that will obtain the Secondary Action and avoid the Primary. This has been learned by experience. An illustration will be clearer. A man comes to us presenting symptoms almost identical to those of mercury in large doses. 

We ask him if he has taken mercury. If he answers in the affirmative, We put aside Homeopathy and become simply mechanic or chemist, with poison to the antidote. 

This we do mechanically or chemically as the case most calls for. If, on the other hand, he assures us that he has taken no mercury, but is suffering from the results of cold or imperfect digestion, we proceed on our principle.
 
Mercury is evidently his drug, but what does will produce the Secondary and avoid the Primary Action? We try 1x or gr 1-10, one tablet every hour. The next morning, he reports that the drug made his diarrhea worse, but on stopping it diarrhea got gradually better and is now gone.

 We learn that this does still cause physiological or Primary Action, which we do not want.
Our next a patient gets the 2x or gr 1-100, 

But his report next day shows still some physiological or Primary Action present in these doses of the drug. So, to our next similar case, we give the 3x or gr 1-1000.
 
His report the next day tells us the story an efficient Homeopath hears so often: “Doctor, that medicine worked like a charm, and I was relieved after the first dose.” We have found the maximum dose of this drug that will give to us its Secondary Action only, and avoid the Physiological or Primary.
 
In the foregoing lies the reply to the idiotic argument advanced by men with professional dignity upon their shoulders, that they can swallow a two-drachm bottle of the drug without the least physiological effect. Certainly, what has been with the greatest pains, removed from the drug cannot be found in it—Physiological Action.
 
A Properly prepared Homeopathic drug is made to remove a certain group of symptoms, and unless these symptoms are present the drug will not produce them. 

From a drug whence Physiological Action has been eradicated, it is barbaric ignorance to expect Physiological Action. Homeopathic Mercury will not cause diarrhea. Homeopathic Ipecac will not cause vomiting.
 
CONCLUSION
Under the heading “Homeopathy” we have an excellent contrast between the views of the Allopathic and Homeopathic editors. The line of demarcation, showing where the one finished and the other commenced, is almost ludicrously apparent by the sharp change of opinion.
 
For the thinking individual (From whom only Homeopathy desires recognition) a few words will prove of interest showing the immeasurable superiority of the system to that lack of system followed by the school of traditional medicine.

 “Homeopathy does not wish to find fault with a person who still holds on tightly to a worn out and dangerous system; it is merely desirous that the better system should be studied and the worst one left behind.”

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