1 2 3

“Silent water moves the mountains”
Old Balkan Proverb


Science has known of the oddness of water for a long time but up until now it has not been able to gather enough verified data which would allow her to explain these singularities. Gradually the idea began to prevail that the phenomena associated with the singularities of water could be explained by the complex structure of its molecular associations, by the fact that it is essentially a liquid crystal and that it is bipolar. Study and research of this phenomenon, of the impact of magnetic fields on water, of the water memory phenomenon and of a series of other odd properties demand a comprehensive approach and a different scientific thinking than the commonly accepted. Water is not the only area demanding such an approach; something similar happened in traditional scientific fields in the past.”
Like the dwellers in Plato's caves [see Plato, The Republic], trying to make sense of shadows moving on a wall, homeopaths have been consistently reluctant to accept the molecular and tangible as the sole cause of itself, but always look deeper for non-molecular and intangible root causes of the events observed at the surface, in the tissues and cells, and in the physiology of organ systems, never accepting solely tissue events as causes of themselves, which is precisely where allopathy draws a halt in its search for causes of disease phenomena, satisfied that there is nothing beyond that.”

Essentialism is "the belief in essences independent of the phenomena of appearance", and which are conceived as "non-dimensional phenomena," The idea is common to Pythagoras, Plato and Aristotle and has dominated philosophy for centuries, almost into the modern era. Goethe, for example, seems to have achieved a "fusion of Plato's essentialism with aesthetic principles." An appreciation of essentialism involves the belief that objects and living things each contain an underlying and immaterial essence that can only be known through a form of reflection upon the nature of the substance or organism. Natural selection, for example, seems "meaningless to an essentialist, for it can never touch the underlying essence; it can only eliminate deviations from the type," that is operate at the physical level of the organism. The essentialist position of homeopathy is embedded in the concepts of miasms, nosodes and vital force.
homeop-side
It runs through the ‘potency energy’ of the drug; it runs through the idea of the nosode as containing some subtle essence of the disease it is made from; the idea runs through the whole concept of miasm as a defect resident in the life force; and it runs through the whole concept of the vital force as a coordinator of whole organism events. In all these senses it can be seen that homeopathy is riddled with essentialism, a notion of subtle essences that lie behind and beyond the visible, physical, tangible or molecular realm of ordinary life. This belief comes very close to the Platonic idea that behind each phenomenon we see lays a discreet and corresponding essence or 'noumenon' that exists in the 'realm of ideas' and from which the physical object flows and with which it corresponds or resonates. It is as if each substance, species, individual, rock, mineral, insect, plant on this Earth- carries within it an invisible imprint, hidden from view.

About Homeopathy


"Homeopathy is one of the rare medical approaches
which carries no penalties - only benefits."

Yehudi Menuhin, violinist

Many people think of homeopathy as something mystical and pseudoscientific, many see it as a recent fad that came with the church of New Age. The truth is, homeopathy is a legitimate science, systematized in early 19th century by German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, who recognized principles contained in ancient manuscripts, works of Paracelsus, Hippocrates, Aristotle, Pythagoras and others.

Therefore we can say homeopathy is a medical therapeutic system as old as humanity. Unfortunately for last 300 hundreds of years homeopathy has been kept in the shadows by aggressive allopathic medicine and pharmaceutical industry which sprang from it.


Despite the bad press created mainly by economic factors of pharmaceutical industry, homeopathy is widely practiced today, and in this age of science and technology, it is a telling testimony to its validity and effectiveness that increasing numbers of doctors and veterinarians trained in orthodox (Western or Allopathic medicine) are taking up homeopathy. In many parts of the world, homeopathy has achieved substantial popularity and government support.

The goal of homeopathic medicine is to restore health safely, gently, and permanently! The first step is to arrive at a thorough understanding of exactly what constitutes the "disease" from which a person or animal suffers. To do this, the homeopathic doctor conducts an extremely thorough and lengthy consultation in which not only physical symptoms are elicited, but also behavioral factors which may play an important role in the animals' illness. One of homeopathy's great strengths is that it views the patient as a whole and avoids the narrow specialization that characterizes much of orthodox medicine.

Once the homeopathic veterinarian arrives at an intimate knowledge of the illness, the patient is then treated, when appropriate, by orally taking a single, select homeopathic medicine called a remedy. Where indicated, the veterinarian may also make recommendations about diet, vitamins, exercise, etc.; however, the prime focus of the system of homeotherapeutics is the prescription of the homeopathic remedy.

Homeopathy presents a system of medical treatment based on several fundamental principles:

1.'Similia Similibus Curantur'

A definite law 'Similia Similibus Curantur' which means 'like cures like' is the foundation of Homeopathy.

The word Homeopathy is a Greek derivation where 'homeos' means 'similar and pathos means 'suffering'.

So Homeopathy may be defined as the therapeutic method of symptom-similarity. The recognition of this law was there even before Hahnemann. Paracelus, Hippocrates, and ancient Ayurvedic texts have on occasions mentioned this law. But it was Hahnemann who recognized the universality of this law and lifted it from oblivion to make it the basis of a complete system of medicine.

According to this system, the choice of the medicine is fundamentally based on the principle that the medicine must have the capability of producing most similar symptoms of the disease to be cured in healthy persons. In aphorism 26 of 'Organon of Medicine', Hahnemann states this law: "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."

2. Law of Simplex

The homeopathic remedies were proved singly, and the Materia Medica was built up on the observed effects of drugs given singly, either in planned provings or in accidental provings. Only one remedy can be the most similar at any given time to the condition of any given patient.

If more than one drug is given in one prescription the possibility of synergistic action cannot be ruled out, but it cannot be argued that the effect will be the sum total of the effects of the separate drugs. The ingredient drugs may even result in interactions that may have adverse effects in the body.

A mixture of more than one remedy in a single dose would constitute a new remedy which would require to be proved as such for a proper estimate of its probable effects.

3. Law of Minimum

The suitableness of a medicine for any given case does not depend on its accurate homeopathic selection alone, but likewise on the proper size of dose too. Under this principle we give medicine to the patients in very minute doses.

The principle of minimum dose is the same as the Arndt-Shultz Law of biochemistry: minimum doses of a drug (or chemical, thermal, or electrical stimulus) stimulate cellular activity, medium doses inhibit or depress it, and higher doses destroy it. Two hundred years ago Hahnemann showed clearly that much smaller doses of the drug are needed to bring about a reaction in the diseased body. In fact, he showed that in the chronically ill, the diseased part of the body reacts much more intensely to a remedy then the healthy part does.

The minute dose means that quantity of a medicine which is though smallest in quantity produces the least possible excitation of the vital force and yet sufficient to effect the necessary change in it. The quantity is minimum, yet appropriate, for a gentle remedial effect. This concept of minimum dose lead to the discovery of a practical process called potentisation.

Administration of the minimum dose has the following advantages:

  • To avoid unwanted aggravation
  • The specific dynamic action which produces the uncommon, characteristic, distinguished symptoms of the drug, is produced by the minimum quantity of drug.
  • There is no damage nor there is any risk of drug addiction and drug side effects.
  • The concept of minimum dose can be verified by Arndt-Schultz law that small doses stimulate, medium doses paralyze and large doses kill. In other words, the action of small and very large doses of the same substance on living matter is opposite.
  • The Law of Least Action, formulated by Maupertius, the French mathematician, states : "The quantity of action necessary to affect any change in nature is the least possible, the decisive amount is always a minimum, an infinitesimal."

Health is a matter of perfect equilibrium, perfect balance, trifling circumstances may sway it, and so may it be balanced by the least possible in medication.

4. Doctrine of Drug Proving

In Homeopathy we prescribe only those medicines whose medicinal properties are known through 'drug proving'. Drug proving is a systematic investigation of pathogenic (disease-producing ) power of medicine on healthy being of different ages, both sexes and of various constitutions. These provings have been recorded systematically since Hahneman times and this process is still ongoing.

5. Miasm Theory

During the early age of homeopathic practice Hahnemann observed that in spite of best homeopathic treatment some cases would return with a recurrence of symptoms at intervals. This failure led him to investigate thoroughly a large number of chronic cases and after 12 years of observations he reached the conclusion that the chronic diseases are caused by chronic miasms. The miasms are Psora, Syphilis and Sycosis.

Psora is the real fundamental cause and producer of innumerable forms of disease. It is the mother of all diseases and at least 7/8th of all the chronic maladies spring from it while the remaining eighth spring from Syphilis and Sycosis. Permanent cure is only possible by proper anti-miasmatic treatment.

6. Theory of Vital Force

It is Homeopathy which stresses the existence and operation of the vital force in a living organism. The spirit which is responsible for different manifestations of life was termed by Dr. Hahnemann as 'Vital Force'. Hahnemann speaks of the vital force in Aphorism 10 of his Organon of Medicine: "The material organism without the vital force is capable of nosensation, no function, no self preservation; it derives all sensations, and performs all functions of life solely by means of the immaterial being (the vital force) which animates the material organism in health and disease."

In the healthy condition, it is the vital force which maintains normal functions and sensations of the organism. But when the vital force is primarily dynamically deranged by morbific influence, it causes abnormal sensations and functions which are manifested outwardly through the material body as abnormal signs and symptoms, the totality of which constitutes the disease.

Again if a cure is to be established it is the vital force that must arouse itself or be abided to arise for the recovery. If the vital force is too debilitated and exhausted then no medicinal aid is of help.

7. Doctrine of Drug Dynamisation

Homeopathic dynamisation is a process by which the medicinal properties which are latent in natural substances while in their crude state, become awakened and developed into activity to an incredible degree.

According to Dr. Stuart Close, "Homeopathic potentisation is a mathematico-mechanical process for the reduction, according to scale, of crude, inert or poisonous medicinal substances to a state of physical solubility, physiological assimilability and therapeutic activity and harmless, for use as homeopathic healing remedies."

Drugs are potentised by two methods:

Trituration - in case of insoluble substances.
Succussion - in case of soluble substances.

The objectives of potentisation in Homeopathy are:
To reduce the medicinal substance which helps to avoid unwanted medicinal aggravations and side effects.
Homeopathy believes that vital force is dynamic in nature and that is affected by disease, can only be cured by the dynamic power of serviceable medicine, not by its material quantity.
By this process the most virulent and deadly poisons are not only rendered harmless, but are transformed into beneficial healing remedies.

Substances which are medicinally inert in their crude natural state are thus rendered active and effective for healing the sick.
The medicinal qualities of other drugs which are more or less active in their natural state are enhanced and their sphere of action is broadened by this process.
The action of potentised medicines is deeper, longer and more wide-spread.

getintouch

Disclaimer

This website is an educational service that provides general animal health information. The materials in vetmalta.com are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. This site is not intended to replace professional advice from your own veterinarian and nothing on this site is intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment. Any questions about your animal's health should be directed to your veterinarian. Vetmalta.com may also make improvements and/or changes to the content of the information at any time without notice. All services, product and product price specifications contained within this website are subject to change without notice.