Basic Principles



Much still remains to be revealed as to what really does go on in the living body in health and disease. But the possibility of a rational and more intelligible explanation of the action of the similar remedy does seem to have come nearer.

Homoeopathic treatment is a much more specific and personal matter than mere routine prescribing by label, which is based on common symptoms without consideration of individual variability in response.

Homoeopathy is not a panacea for all human ills. There are conditions which call for specific treatment, medical or surgical, perhaps with urgency. But over a very wide range of illness this branch of the healing art can offer good prospect of relief of symptoms, and also restoration of health and well- being.

Historically there is ample evidence to prove the efficacy of homoeopathic treatment in disease, both acute and chronic. The correctly chosen remedy, rightly administered, provides a reliable means of achieving maximum benefit with a minimal amount of medicament and with a minimum of concomitant risk and distress.

It has been said that an idea is the work of one mind but it takes many men and many minds to test the idea and try it out in order to prove whether it is false or true. The idea of curing likes by likes as a practical procedure in the treatment of illness took shape in the mind of one young man.

Physicians and others in many countries have been trying it out for a period of nearly two centuries. As a method of practical therapeutics homoeopathy has not been found wanting.

Robert Gibson-Miller
He was born in 1862, and was educated at Blair Lodge and the University of Glasgow, where he graduated in medicine in 1884. Early in his career he was attracted to the study of Homoeopathy, and with the object of testing the claims made for this system of medicine he undertook a visit to America. As a result of his investigations there Dr. Miller was convinced of the soundness of the homoeopathic theory. Dr. Miller did not write much, but we owe him also his Synopsis of Homoeopathic Philosophy and his small book, always at hand for reference, on Relation ship of Remedies.