|THE PRINCIPLES OF HOMEOPATHY|
THE PRINCIPLES OF HOMEOPATHY
In 1755-1843 A great German Physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann founded a system of medicine called Homeopathy. The principles of homeopathy depend on the laws and doctrines upon which homeopathy is based have been systematically, scientifically, and rationally formulated and set forth by Hahnemann in his book called “Organon of Medicine”.
The classic principles of homeopathy as in the “Organon”
1. The totality of the symptoms of the patient is the basis of medical treatment.
2. The principle of symptom-similarity is the sole guide to the choice of remedy “Similia Similibus Curentur” (Like cures like).
3. The use of single medicine at a time.
4. The minimum dose, the infinitesimal dose capable of producing a dynamic or fundamental reaction. All these are derived from the laws of nature and can be explained from a scientific standpoint.
HOMEOPATHY DYNAMIS |HEALTH | DISEASE
According to Hahnemann health is a balanced condition of “Dynamis”, the vital force that animates the physical organism. In a state of health, the three parts: “Body, Mind, and Spirit” are held in fine balance and harmony and sickness is a disturbance of this harmony. In a diseased condition, it is the dynamic that is affected first.
The suffering of the dynamics is made known to us through physical signs and symptoms. Symptoms are the outwardly reflected picture of the internal essence of disease ‘Organon”.
Natural diseases are either acute or chronic. Acute diseases arise from mechanical or exterior sources, fractures, sprains, accidents, unhygienic environments, improper diet, bacterial influence, extreme thermic conditions, and bad habits are the usual causes of these diseases.
Epidemic and endemic diseases also come under this category. An acute disease runs its course and terminates either in recovery or in death. If the vital force is in good condition, the acute disease passes off even without medication.
Chronic disease is caused by any one of/or all the three miasmas known as “Psora, Sycosis, and Syphilis”. In homeopathic language, a chronic condition is called miasm or miasmatic disorder. This discovery of the chronic miasms by Hahnemann is an epoch-making one. Stuart Close says it is the most revolutionary and far-reaching theory in the history of medicine.
While sycosis and syphilis are of venereal origin (they are sexually transmitted), Psora is of non-venereal origin. Syphilis affects soft tissues and bones. Psychosis affects the soft tissues, not bones. Psora affects the whole economy.
Psora is the most fundamental, universal, and pernicious miasm in all chronic diseases which are of non-venereal origin are not independent diseases. They are only so many expressions of Psora, functional disorder such as numerous nervous symptoms, spasms, chest and lung diseases, menstrual disorders, worms in children.
In Greek “Psora” means itch. The conditions manifested themselves mostly on the skin and external parts and were accompanied by intense itching and burning. And it is the suppression of these skin eruptions by application of ointment or by some palliative treatment that causes chronic diseases.
The infection is turned inwards, driven to deeper tissues, structures, and organs where it works havoc. All the miasmatic disorders are curable. If, however, all three miasms are active in a patient at the same time, we find a condition of malignancy that is incurable, e.g. Tuberculosis, cancer, leprosy.
Homeopathy is a complementary system of medicine that focuses on the individual rather than the condition that they are suffering and because of this can treat most conditions, both common and rare. It is also a gentle but effective therapy, making it suitable for all age groups. Homeopathy has an excellent track record in treating conditions such as Arthritis, Asthma, Depression, Eczema, Hayfever, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraines, Sinusitis, Gangrene, and so on. These are some of The principles of homeopathy we follow.