About Homeopathy

“Homoeopathy is the latest and refined method of treating patients economically and non violently. Government must encourage and patronize it in our country”

M K Gandhi, Father of the nation.

“It is not merely a collection of a few medicines, but a new science with a rational philosophy as its base. We require more scientific interest and enquiry in to the matter with special stress upon the Indian environment”

Based on age-old well-proven laws of nature - Homeopathy is a scientifically based system of approaching health, disease prevention and Wellness at the level of mind, body & soul. It is non-invasive, non-violent system, non – habit forming, safe, gentle & effortless and goes well with all other medicinal & non-medicinal therapies. Contrary to the popular belief it is quick to relieve and quick to cure, from acute conditions to critical emergencies. The term 'homeopathy' comes from the Greek 'homeo' meaning 'like', or 'similar', and 'pathos' meaning 'suffering' or 'disease’. It’s based on the age old law of nature - Similia Similibus Curentur (i.e. Like Cures Like) which was first mentioned by Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, in 5th century B.C. and later on by peers like Paracelsus, Aristotle, etc. and also in the Hindu texts. It was also utilized by many cultures, including the Chinese, Greeks, Native American Indians and Asian Indians. It was Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755 – 1843) - a German Physician who gave up his successful practice because he believed that the medicine of his time did much more harm than good. He studied and experimented in depth, to codify this law into a full-fledged, scientific system of medicine which is "rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of health...in the shortest, most reliable, and most harmless way".

Every science is based on certain principles and the same holds true for the Homoeopathic science too. There are a few solid, fundamental principles, which form the basis of this great science. It has its own unique philosophy and therapeutics that are founded on seven cardinal principles. They are as follows: 1. Law of Similia 2. Law of Simplex 3. Law of Minimum 4. Doctrine of Drug Proving 5. Theory of Chronic Diseases 6. Theory of Vital Force 7. Doctrine of Drug Dynamisation .

1.Law of Similia
Hippocrates and Paracelsus were the first to document the Law of Similar before Hahnemann applied it to the system of therapeutics based on it and named it Homoeopathy. This is the law that governs Homoeopathy and forms the most fundamental law. The word 'homoeo' means 'like' or 'similar' and 'pathos' means 'suffering'. It is a method of curing the sufferings in a diseased individual by administering remedies that have the capacity to produce similar sufferings in a relatively healthy individual Hahnemann first stated the “Law of Similia” in the book authored by him The Organon of medicine in the classical aphoristic style .The aphorism 26 of organaon states as follows "A weaker dynamic affection is permanently extinguished in the living organism by a stronger one, if the latter (whilst differing in kind) is very similar to the former in its manifestations." This law can be prominently seen in nature too : Illumination of a candle (weaker in nature) is completely out shadowed by the brilliant light of the sun (stronger in nature and differing in kind)'

2. Law of simplex
Hahnemann states in aphorisms 272-274, 'Only one, single, simple remedy should be administered to the patient at one time'. This is the law of simplex.At any given time, only one remedy can be the exact similar to the presenting disease condition of the patient. During drug proving, drugs are proved singly and the symptoms then observed are compiled into the Materia Medica. If the physician administers more than one remedy at a time, he will be unable to ascertain the curative action of the remedy. Administration of more than one remedy can produce certain group of symptoms, which can be harmful to the patient.

3. Law of minimum
This law states thatonly a minute quantity of the medicine is enough to stimulate the dynamically deranged vital force to bring about the necessary curative change in a patient.This quantitative reduction of the medicinal substance is achieved by the method called potentisation, which avoids the unwanted medicinal aggravation (side effects)caused by crude substances, and prevents chances of any organ damage.

4. Doctrine of drug proving
Drug proving is a scientific statistical documentation of the disease producing power of a substance on healthy human beings. In drug proving, a drug or a medicine is administered to a group of relatively healthy individuals (provers) until a group of symptoms arise due to the pharmacological action of the drugs administered.These provers are instructed to carefully observe and note all finer sensations, feelings and emotions, or any subtle deviations in the normal functioning of the various organs and parts of the body. After the proving is concluded, symptoms reported by the provers are carefully assessed, evaluated, classified and grouped according to the part of the body affected and degree of severity. The end result of this work is compiled in a systematic order and the 'Materia Medica' of the proved drug is created. This drug can be administered as a curative remedy to an ailing person when he presents with a similar set of symptoms. Only well proved remedies are used to prescribe for the patients. The subjective mental and physical symptoms thus obtained are of great prescriptive value. These things can only be elicited by proving carried out on humans and can never be elicited in a proving conducted on animals as they have an entirely different anatomical and physiological reaction different to human beings and also they are not been bestowed with the intelligence to perceive, and capability to communicate as we do.

5. Theory of chronic diseases
Hahnemann, by his reasoning and logic, excluded the other probabilities and concluded that certain obstacles were responsible for the relapses and failures. So he studied the chronic cases in great depth and after 12 years of studies, he discovered that chronic diseases are caused by chronic miasms. Miasm is an obnoxious disease-producing agent, dynamic in nature and inimical to life. Hahnemann has discoverd three basic miasm PSORA, SYCOTIC & SYPHILLIS

6. The theory of vital force

Hahnemann has described about this vital force in the book Organon of medicine in aphorism 9 and 10 as follows : “In the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force (autocracy), the dynamis that animates the material body (organism), rules with unbounded sway, and retains all the parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, as regards both sensations and functions, so that our indwelling, reason-gifted mind can freely employ this living, healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our existence” “The material organism without the vital force is capable of no sensation, no function, no self preservation; it derives all sensations & performs all functions of life solely by means of the immaterial being - the vital force which stimulates the organism in health and disease” Vital force is the invisible vital energy that animates each organism and is the most intimate spark, the essence of the individual. The material organism (body), without the vital force is capable of no sensation, no function, no self-preservation; it derives all sensations and performs all the functions of life solely by means of the immaterial being (vital force), which animates the material organism in health and in disease. In health it is this spirit-like force that governs the life and maintains all the bodily sensations and functions in equilibrium.

7. Doctrine of drug dynamisation .
Hahnemann began the experiments of the application of proven drugs for the cure of the sick upon the basis of the law of similars, by using drugs in their full strength but many a times, he observed aggravation of the ailments in patients. He reasoned that the dose was too large and hence started diluting the drug on a definite scale .He found to his surprise that the results obtained were much better. He continued this process of dilution until he discovered that the curative power of drugs bore no proportionate relationship to the crude quantity, but by this peculiar and systematic method of dilution based on a regular scale, the concealed curative powers of otherwise inert substances were extracted. He named this process of drug dynamization as 'Potentisation'. Potentisation is a process by which all the medicinal properties, which are latent in a substance, are extracted from their crude form for the curative purpose. There are two methods of potentisation; Trituration for insoluble substances and Sucussion for soluble ones.

Benefits of potentisation Substances.

which are medicinally inert in their crude form, are made available for the curative purpose. The action of the potentised medicines is deeper, longer and curative. Toxic materials and venoms of certain animals when potentised are rendered harmless for therapeutic purpose The medicinal power increases dynamically by the process of potentisation, hence these medicines are able to stimulate the (dynamically) deranged vital force and restore the state of health. By potentisation, there is a quantitative reduction and a qualitative enhancement of the medicinal substance, hence medicinal aggravation is minimized. In drug proving, when a drug is administered in a high potency, the symptoms obtained are more accurate and finer, more so at the level of mind.

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