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Pathological Prescription.
Started by: sajjadakram at April 2 2008

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Pathological Prescription. By: sajjadakram
  
April 2 2008
Can any Homeopath discuss the necessity,importance,possibility and success of Pathological prescriptions in Homeopathy.
sajjad.

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: udaya kumar
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April 2 2008
Any knowledge is necessary and important as long as it help to alleviate the sufferings of the living beings. We should not be reluctant to accept anything which comes on our way, and there is nothing called good or bad, it is how we behold it and where we focus on.

Pathology means “Study of the suffering”, thus it is a scientific study of structure and function of the body while the body is in disease or suffering, and deals with causes, effects, mechanisms and nature of the disease. The question immediately comes into finding out a definition for disease.

What is disease? I have elsewhere dealt with the subject etiology. Some consider it as opposite to health, some others as dis-ease which is opposite to ease. Ultimately, one lands up in defining it as what is not healthy is disease and health as a condition of the body in complete accord with its surroundings, while disease is loss of ease.

Hereafter, comes the questions, how, why, when, where, what, which, etc. of the disease, the symptoms, the inferences, the diagnosis, the prognosis, the management, the cure and prophylactics.

These approaches are fundamentally designed by conventional medicinal system considering and mistaking the Gross body as Self. Sufferings of the Gross body can be half understood by this method of analysis. The human being is not Gross body. He has certainly two diametric divisions. One of Gross body and the other manifested or unmanifested properties and features known in various names viz. thought, mind, knowledge, memory, soul etc. etc. which cannot be tested in lab but can be undertood by a theoretical questioning by a psychiatrist or the like and which is more akin to philosophy than pathology.

Though a systematized pathology as a science branch is available to the contemporary world, handled by a learned few who are made adept in it, the concept has its root in antiquity when modern conventional treatment techniques were not in vogue.

The contemporary world gives the credit to Hypocrates for introducing ethical concepts in the practice of medicine and is revered by the medical profession by taking “Hippocratic Oath” at the time of entry into practice of medicine.

Regarded as the Father of Medicine, there are plenty of footprints that trace him to the Charaka and Shushruthas times.Charaka had asked the devotees of Ayurveda to find and understand the importance of Atharvaveda otherwise known as Brahmaveda. “Atharva(or Adharva) indicates control of instability to achieve stability”. Evidently, the treatment is not for the body but the person as a whole, including spirit and mind. “ Dharvathischarathi Kasmathath Prathishedha:" Most of the mantras there are of spiritual or philosophical content in names like Brahmavidya, Yogavidya, Athmavidya etc. In the 6000 Sukthams and 1000 prosedies, the quintessence is human body, its various conditions and its remedies and descriptions. Anatomy was well defined in the human body of Adharvaveda. Shushrutha had calculated 300 bones in the human body which was increased to 360 by Charaka and 44 organs were defined.

Rubor, tumor, calor and dolor were introduced by Cornelius Celsus (53BC-7AD), these are certainly conditions of Vata descriptions in Charaka and Dhanwandhari or Ayurveda. Redness, Swelling, heat and pain are descriptions of inflammations. All can happen as I have many a times stressed when movement of air is disrupted. These are symptoms. Pathology defines it as inflammation.

The outward reflection of symptoms make us homeopaths realize the symptomatically similar medicine, and if the symptoms are correctly gauged, the name of the underlying pathological condition is of no significance. Because what is basically to be done is to open the latch, and not use an elephant to force open the door by power, or camouflage it that the subject himself is oblivious of the growing cancer and happily go around places in the name of management to succumb to larger malady at a later stage which is often unconnected with the earlier disease condition suppressed or managed to worst scenario. What use is pathology if that would be the net result. But, that is ignorance. Physicians’ Ignorance, incompetence, helplessness, wrong medicines, wrong diagnosis, management, suppression, cannot be supported by any amount of good pathological investigations and results.

Origin:
Dissection of human body was started by vesalius 1514-1564. And Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) invented the first ever microscope. Clinicopathologic correlation was introduced by Giovanni B. Morgagni(1682-1771), Sir Percival Pott, John Hunter, Laennec, Rokitansky, Bright, Addision, Hodgin, Louis Pasteur, Christian Gram, Romanowsky Koch, Gruwald,Feulgen Virchow, Tejo and Leven, Nowell and Hegeford, Kary Mullis, Ian Wilmut and all improved upon this up to present state of cloning.

Pathology helps:

Pathology helps to large extent in homeopathy. General Pathology may not be of immense significance but Systemic Pathology does help to know the depth of disease, to find short cuts in case there is a paucity of time, and many other larger areas where there are doubts, where symptoms have been obliterated, where symptoms have been concealed, where suppression of symptoms have taken place, where the patient is reluctant to reveal, where mental states have reached, where the patient information is not dependable etc. etc.

Patient and the Homeopath:

Even if the patient knows that his time will stop for ever, he will be reluctant to give three or four hours to a homeopath to reach the bottom of the ailment. Everyone wants immediate results. If there is a cancer growing in a patient, and if he happens to suffer from continuous headache or similar symptoms and the homeopath has reason to believe that things are seriously amiss and the patient is requested to have a lengthier sitting to reach the bottom of the line, the common response would be to reach for a Dispirin or suppress the headache and go for the meeting or conference or interview which is of more material interest to him.

Here Pathology helps, the patient has been for a generation fine tuned to the modern medicinal technologies and instant showcasing of the internal situation, which would be acceptable to him and he would not waste time in finding the time for appointment with a laboratory for tests.

Surgical pathology and Forensic pathology would not be of much interest to the homeopath. Here I would suggest an integration of the systems, as the principles of homeopathy does not believe in compartmentalization of the human body and removal of the organs. That is a final resort, offence has to be resorted only when all methods of Defence, neutralization, consensus, compromise etc. etc. are exhausted.

Cytopathology and Haematology may be of help to some extent. Homeopathy itself being based on the activation and recharging of Human Life force Immunopathology has no room in Homeopathy.

A homeopath who has had his complete education in the modern medicinal colleges which have more or less a dominant fine tuning towards the conventional system of medicines and who have been educated in the pathology, anatomy, microbiology, and all branches of medicines in the conventional way within the framework of homeopathy still tend to think in terms of curing by homeopathic medicines in a conventional methodology.

What I am focusing at is for. e.g. the dosage. I have seen the tendencies in doctors to give more medicine than necessary which is not in tune with homeopathic principles, that is because the doctor himself is either fine tuned to the conventional medicinal practices or the patient satisfaction of getting a lot of medicines and therefore he will be cured, ignoring the highly effective placebo technique, or the lack of confidence or lack of faith of homeopath in the very system he is practicing but practicing since he has graduated from a college in homeopathy and therefore it becomes his livelihood.

In these kind of approaches, the study of pathology will be of immense help because, even if he do not have the acumen to reach a proper diagnosis through the symptoms he will be successful with the help of pathological studies to reach a closer evaluation of the malady and reach a closer medicine through the latest equipments and softwares that he hoodwinks himself and the patient. His clinical success rate could be high in certain cases but never an outstanding homeopath.

Significance :

The study of pathology, staying within the parameters of homeopathy, and not mixing it with the fundamental principles of homeopathy, has great significance. Because it is not necessarily in the know of a homeopath all those literatures which have been buried under dust from primordial time and scattered in multivarious literatures or lost in time or not been updated or not been understood clearly enough or not been interpreted correctly and thefore he need to have something handy to exactly know what is happening there inside the microcosm if not he should have a insight, a far sight or a mystical ability, a Siddhi, a logical genius, in the absence of which a consolidated book where everything in place is an easily digestable food for thought and understanding of the mystery called living being,

In the modern day, each individual approaching a homeopath is when the rice becomes sour gruel. In the fag end of the treatment, where he has no hope, no choice, no organs inside the body, and is given days to count, when his body has become a mobile laboratory of medicines consumed, any number of Hahneman or great masters cannot creates similar medicines for such confused, conflicting layers of symptoms with many or all of the miasms imaginable in him, which he would be carrying when he approaches a homeopath. Here again to remove each layers is a herculian job and the patient may not have enough Ayu or respirations endowed by God to survive the time span required for curing him.

Patience :

In the kind of patients described, the patience of the homeopath is of paramount importance. If the doctor is having enough patience, homeo medicine is the best choice. If he has less patience, homeo medicines plus pathological tests are best resort. If he has no patience he cannot be a homeopath.

Importance:

Systemic Pathology is of great importance in helping with the homeopathic treatment in complicated case where symptoms are not forthcoming, symptoms are concealed, symptoms are misleading, communication gap with patient, and such situations. Many of the symptoms of the medicines we have in homeopathy can give us the clue about the functions of each organ. Sometimes in gross way and sometimes in very subtle way.

For e.g. constipation, black stools, green stools, sheep dung like stools mostly points towards liver. Then you have to check first liver remedies, then further reduce the field to right sided remedies. (Ofcourse repertorisation in the classical way would be hundred percent right provided the symptoms are clear, the patient is telling the truth, there is no suppression of information, homeopath has mastery over the technique which is not necessarily a quality in every homeopath I have come across.

These are conditions where other clinical methods have to be adopted to reach at diagnosis and where systemic pathology becomes handy). Then add other symptoms to arrive at the one or two choices in the short listed medicines. Another way is to go from the symptoms to medicine and medicine back to symptoms and to systemic pathology. Like stools like a dog. The medicine immediately coming to mind would be phosphorus. Check the nails, if it is bend and clawed inwards, the problem is in the lungs. Check the saddle on the nose, if it is prominent, the problem is in the lungs, check round red signs on the cheek, if it is there, the problem is in the lungs. Check the gait, the problem then could be in muscles if there is any trouble there, like that. Once that is defined, you can go back to other symptoms to pin point as well as confirm the diagnosis.

But there are places where the exact problem has to be located, an homeopath need to know what happens exactly for e.g. in Liver Cirrhosis. If not, treatment can be fatal. The most important thing in such conditions are the pathological changes happening in the patient, doctor's understanding of those changes whether it is for the good or whether it is deteriorating is very significant. Valuable time will be wasted if the homeopath has no way to know whether the condition is improving or deterioriating. In such conditions pathological tests would be of immense value.

Though homeopaths normally maintain that study of pathology is not required in practice of homeopathy and there are homeopaths with high success rates than anyone else who go completely by the symptoms and do not have much pathology background. But I feel whatever the state of wisdom is; the fundamental knowledge of pathology is must in treatment. Even stones are revered and treated with respect and devotion. Afterall we are dealing with human beings and anything that helps a better treatment is always a better option.

Success : Success rate in homeopathy is not within the hands of the homeopaths. Each individual is unique. Adding or subtracting study of pathology has no relevance to success rate. It is always a boon in the hands of the physician and his fate and the fate of the patient all interfere in the cases of chronic disease. Acute disease can be labeled and normal medicine “this for that” technique can be used. Success and fame can come within in no time with few medicines. That does not sustain the doctor to maintain the plateau he has achieved. He need to be outstanding in his perceptions, in his luck to remember a particular medicine when most required, its potency, the depth of the disease, gauging the depth of the disease, chosing the right potency at the right time.

If everything is fine and if the medicines were not prepared properly what happens. I have seen dispenser putting by mistake wrong medicines in wrong bottles while preparing because of negligence. You might have repertories right, you might have used pathology to benefit, you might be sure about everything, but the medicine fails, then what. The patient don’t have the patience to wait for another trial.

These are inherent difficulties attached with medicines to be invented at the permutations and combinations for each individuals necessity and requirement, mostly the physician fails in one of these regions and therefore the untimely death of homeopathy trumpeted.

The system never dies because just like offence is needed for life, defence systems and neutralizing or awakening systems or stimulating systems are also necessary to survival. When all offensive options are exhausted one has to resort to other methods and that is where alternate therapy gained is name, not knowing that systems like homeopathy is infact, the life giving system while offensive system believing in suppression, attack, kill germs, expel, and that kind of adverbs are bound to get amputed their limbs in the long run, when it would be too late for even composed systems to rush into search and rescue.

With warm regards.

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Re: Pathological Prescription. By: udaya kumar
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April 2 2008
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Re: Pathological Prescription. By: gavinimurthy
  
April 3 2008
Wow Udaya. The most comprehensive article on 'pathology and homeopathy' I have ever seen.

I wish the younger lot in the colleges have professors like you teaching them to make atleat a few of them better homeopaths.

Murthy

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: Joe De Livera
Sri Lanka
  
April 3 2008
To Udaya,

I enjoyed reading your treatise on Pathology and its impact on Homeopathy.

We are honoured to have Homeopaths like you on this Forum.

Joe

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: udaya kumar
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April 3 2008
I am honoured Gavini, I am honoured Joe. The dichotomy was conflicting. I hope I have done justice to it, it was more or less a spontaneous overflow. with warm regards.

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Re: Pathological Prescription. By: sajjadakram
  
April 5 2008
A patient consulted a homeopath for acid rising in the esophagus. The homeopath prescribed Asafoetida because he considered it a case of Globus hystericus.After a month medication he felt no improvement. He then consulted an allopath who after thorough investigation declared carcinoma of whole stomach. The cancer was treated with allopathic medicines though he could not survive but their diagnosis was correct. The homeopath was wrong and wasted the time.
The pathology tells the location and prognosis of the disease. It pin point the location and sensation which is an integral part of homeopathic prescription. If the patient complains burning pain in the stomach it may be due to hyper acidity, stomach ulcer or stomach cancer. And before we prescribe any medicine it is essential to investigate. We must not hesitate. Investigation will direct you towards the real cause of the present illness.
So never depend on symptoms alone.
Proper diagnosis is essential.
Never assume ---always investigate.
Hasty prescription can be dangerous.
sajjad.

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: sajjadakram
  
April 5 2008
Dear udaya,
thank you for guiding us towards the right direction.
Regards.
sajjad.

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: MAX VARMA
New Delhi and Vancouver
  
April 5 2008
Dear Sajjad Bhai,
That is a great post.
I tried to explain this to many people...but not so successfully .... as you have done.

Cheers\ best wishes

Pankaj Varma

There is only one religion....called mankind.
There is only one law....the law of Karma
There is only one God....He is everywhere and with everyone and knows everything.

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: udaya kumar
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April 9 2008
I do agree with you that all tools available to medical world should be used and valuable time should not be wasted and case taking should be done with patience.

At the same time blaming one case of misdiagnosis to the whole community of physicians and undermining the basic principles of homeopathy is essentially not in right direction.

Wrong diagnosis is not confined to any systems of medicine in particular. Even the best of the lab tests can go wrong. It is not only the machine but the person behind the machines are also important to arrive at correct diagnosis.

I myself in the prime age was a victim when an ECG taken for a simple pain in the chest showed my " left ventricle bundle missing". Twenty years ago I had to pay an hefty amount to the best Cardiologist in town to take several ECGs and he had to study me for a whole day to ultimately dismiss the case as simple gastric problem.

If the lab tests go wrong, it is mostly the symptoms that take the physician to the right path. So both are interdependent, while in homeopathy we cannot neglect the importance and prime position the symptoms enjoy because the medicinal symptoms is to correspond with the symptoms of the patient which is an advantage for us unlike any other system of medicine. And that we should exploit to the maximum.

Again, one single symptom should not be the yardstick. Other symptoms have to be closely looked into. A stomach cancer cannot happen without either constipation or loose motion. It cannot reach a fatal stage without nausea or vomit. Blood in stools, vomits etc. should automatically follow. And many many other signs of our medicines like Cardus etc. would be evident. If we overlook those, I am afraid the destiny is bound to take over.

In a case of Ulcer, it will be prefixed with cases of continued Aphthae or fear in downward motion or strtled by or fear of thunder and sudden noises and many many symptoms which are for e.g. prominent with Borax. If those are there, it should be treated as ulcer first, because ulcers can also turn in to cancerous proportions, not with the malignancy attached with cancer.

Carcinoma of the stomach is assymptomatic in initial stages. Unless accidental, its detection mostly happens when it has already metastasized to other parts of lymphatic or other systems. Surgical intervention even has only a palliative effect in such cases.

In my personal opinion, none of the medicines in homeo upto three doses are of any danger whatsoever, at the same time they are indicative of progress or cure in the malady and give the right clues.

In cases like Gobus hystericus, one single dose of Asafoetida should have given miraculous cure or closer to that, if the diagnosis was correct.

If the disease prolong for more than a day, it can be conclusively understood that it is not globus hystericus and the medicine should have been discontinued and other evaluations made.

Continuing one medicine without result for a month or more cannot be a right decision, and it is individual to that physician.

Prescribing in person as a homeopath or a physician is different from suggestions made in forums. In forums the patient is not present, case taking is almost impossible, the suggestions are only dissemination of information and the person may try it in his personal responsibility and benefits accrue because normal cases can be cured by a this for that treatment. it is better to suggest than give just the ruberics because in the case of ruberics, the whole responsibility is passed on to the seeker who is not at all adept to arrive at a decision compared to the more experienced homeopath or informant who knows more about the medicine and its implications.

And that is why I said taking any medicines upto 3 doses in the 30,or 200 potency is never dangerous but may have some discomfort where it can be antidoted or stopped.

To sum up, we should make use of all available diagnostic tools, at the same time, we should not be dependent on it lest we forget the medicinal symptoms and start naming diseases and treating it.

with regards,

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Re: Pathological Prescription. By: garcot
Bangalore
  
April 9 2008
Dear Udaya,

I was going through some tough times and thought, I will carry out some blood tests to confirm my health is OK. One of the test was for checking Hemoglobin levels. This test particularly shocked me when I saw it indicated 9.5gm/dl. I looked at my nail and pressed them to check whether I am so anemic. I got a retest done and it showed 16.0gm/dl and the same test in an another lab confirmed the result. The sad part is, my doctor almost managed to medicate me with Ferrum supplements. I just took one dose in all, and my body feeling very warm and unusual. I could have suied the lab authorities, but then does it help the patient?

Allopath or homeopath, we are all human. So blaming will help neither.

Rgds
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: Joe De Livera
Sri Lanka
  
April 10 2008
I have had so many cases of almost instant relief in the case of patients who complain of gastric discomfort that I do not hesitate today to give my default remedy Nat Phos 6x with instructions to the patient to report if he has been helped in a few hours after the dose. Udaya's is a case in point where his doctors had misdiagnosed a simple case of GERD with a serious heart condition " left ventricle bundle missing".

I have always maintained that the Joepathy method of prescribing a remedy which seems to be the obvious choice to treat an ailment should be the first resort. If it does not help say in 24 hours, other more detailed diagnostic methods including case taking with homeopathic software can be resorted to.

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: gavinimurthy
  
April 10 2008
Then why Arnica is being prescribed for life?

As per the above theory ,If it didn't help in 24 hours, it is better to discontinue it and look for another medicine.

The so called xyzpathys are full of contradictions and merit no attention whatsoever.

What Udaya is telling is completely different and the attempt to make his explanations for selfendorsing a mongrel therapy which has no basis whatsoever except the whims and fancies of a particular individual is really pitiable.

May real wisdom dawn on such people and may the patients understand the futility of persuing these pathys.

Murthy

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: garcot
Bangalore
  
April 11 2008
To all,

Nobody knows how exactly homeopathic preparations work on individuals. That includes both homeopaths and allopaths.
It is a so today and so was 200 years ago. The so called laid down methods have failed many times to heal a patient and many unconventional ( homeopathically) approaches have also helped many immensely.

Personal Vedatta can be resolved over pm and not in a forum meant for the good of the sufferings and needy.

Hope all of us understands this basic and commonsense approach.

warm regards
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: gavinimurthy
  
April 11 2008
The 'laid down methods' never fail. It is the homeopath who fails.

The laid down methods that have evolved over time include the whole gamut starting from a single dose wait and watch to the daily dosing with LMs with many variations in between.

One should never forget the basic philosophy of matching the symptoms while arriving at a medicine and the allopathic thinking with homeo medicines (this for that) rarely give results. At best they may palliate.

Any therapy is based on certain philosophy. If we neglect the basics the results are going to be mediocre to say the least.

There is no personal vendetta whatsoever. The inconsistancies of the xyztherapies are brought out to make the unsuspecting public to pause and think in their own interest.

I would like to see these mongrel therapies defended with sound logic and not with empty rhetoric.

Murthy

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: garcot
Bangalore
  
April 11 2008
Are we able to follow "the laid down methods" in every case. Please don't answer for the argument's sake. Then we would be worse compared to the critics who visit hpathy forums or who own the Randi forum.

Let me reiterate there is no " Logic " involved in homeopathy. Logic is the limitation of our minds and the so called homeopathic principles " like Cures like" have been mentioned 2000 years ago in Indian scriptures. So let us not limit ourselves to what the so called " Good homeopaths" have taught us. We should try to go far beyond. Evolving is the only way we can go forward and find better ways of living and help others.

Would you take a remedy day in and day out for years if it is not helping you? what happens, if for some reason, I cannot live without a sustaining factor ( like smoking on a daily basis)? in which case, I may require the given remedy on a daily basis.

Do You know, curry leaves if potentised and taken on a daily basis, will help our body, abosorb all the food ( including the junk and animal food) more effectively?
Do you know what its constituients are, which helps us when potentised even better?

What happens if we end up saying, it is not a well proved remedy and no MM is available and the claims are "empty rehetoric"

We need courage to test and prove new remedies, if we lack that most important virtue in our lives, we can never evolve.

Think about it!

regards
Garcot

"wisdom in your body is deeper than your deepest philosophy"(Nietszche)

Re: Pathological Prescription. By: Joe De Livera
Sri Lanka
  
April 13 2008
To Garcot

I am grateful to you for having supported my attitude to Homeopathy which as you may know is now referred to as "Joepathy" . I believe that the real reason why it has been so referred to is because the many thousands of posts that I have made on the many Homeopathic Forums that I used to visit in the past and on our Forum today bear ample evidence in support of the efficacy of my therapy. I have been criticized by many members of these forums in the past and discovered that I was spending more time than I spent in helping patients, in defending my Joepathy. I have always maintained that it is the cure of the disease that is paramount in the case of a patient who consults a physician and that it is not the method used, classical or otherwise, that matters. I have always used my past experience when prescribing a remedy for an ailment and am not swayed by the classical tenet of using that "single remedy to fit the totality of the picture presented by the patient".

All the patients whose cases I have advised on the forums are recorded on the www and this gives anyone, especially the skeptics, the possibility of investigating whether my Joepathy has worked or not. You will observe that this open attitude to healing is not possible in the case of homeopaths whose case records are in their own private domain and not open to scrutiny to evaluate whether their classical approach to healing has worked any better than my non classical Joepathy which has invariably worked in many cases worked when their classical has not. Therein lies the difference. My Joepathy is open, honest and invariably positive in its curative ability while in the case of the classical homeopaths, the response of the patient to the therapy prescribed is only known to the patient and the homeopath and it is no wonder that the poor patient is compelled to have recourse to drugs when the classical homeopathic approach does not work.

I am glad that you highlighted the fact that Homeopathy is not logical in its concept. I do not mind admitting that this was the reason why I just refused to be treated with a homeopathic remedy for my frequent colds that I had been suffering from up to the time that I was cured by a local homeopath who was one of the pioneers in Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon. It was then in 1968 that I decided to investigate this mysterious, to me at that time, science which used remedies diluted to a level that was nebulous in its concept, but did work in some miraculous manner. I am glad that I did take this challenge seriously as I believe that I have been responsible in opening the eyes of the classical fraternity who have been brainwashed into believing that unless a remedy was recorded in the classical texts and fits the totality of the symptoms presented, it must ipso facto be considered as dangerous to be used as a remedy as it did not conform to the 'simila similibus curantur' theory and must therefore be considered only as a palliating and not curing the disease. Reference to the many thousands of post that I have made will testify otherwise.

It must be remembered that Hahnemann himself was constantly revamping his theories and had he lived longer he would have recorded his discoveries in further Editions after the Sixth. It is not impossible to think that he too may have changed his theory in the manner that potentized remedies work in curing disease as there are many that do not conform to the 'like cures like' theory but have been proved to work admirably well when used in the cure of disease.

I recently copied the link of a video lecture by Dr. George Vithoulkas on this Forum where he categorically stated that he considered the use of Arnica as a prophylactic both prior to and post surgery as dangerous. I specifically stated that my own personal experience was directly the opposite of his views. These divergent views of classical homeopaths are also a pointer to the disparity of thought that exists among those who are considered as stalwarts of this science who largely depend on airing their pet theories to maintain their demand as lecturers rather than sharing their hands on experience in the use of remedies which they perhaps lack today as they are more involved in criticizing each other rather than contributing to the progress of this science into the future.

It is as a result of this attitude towards healing that this precious science is in the parlous state that it is in today when it is the technique adopted that is invariably a matter of debate. It seems a shame that this science that can benefit mankind in a manner that drugs cannot equal is not used to its fullest potential as a result.

It is my hope that sanity will prevail and that this constant bickering in homeopathic circles will cease during my lifetime.

Joe

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