Homoeopathy is a special form of using drugs. The practice of Homoeopathy is in conflict with nothing in the great field of modern medicine. It is purely additional and supplemental.
Homoeopathy holds, first, that the cause must be removed, if such be known. If endorses surgery and emphasizes the fact that every surgical case has a medical aspect and, as such, may often be a candidate for a Homoeopathic remedy
The Homoeopath, from his knowledge of drug proving, the application of the law of similars, and by virtue of the minimum dose, is able to treat all the symptoms at the same time without untoward effects.
Not every case shows all type of determinative symptoms, but it is good policy to keep in mind the little formula for their elicitation : “Mentals, modalities, common symptoms and rare.”
A knowledge of pathology of the disease is necessary to interpret the symptomatology obtained and prescribe the true Homoeopathic remedy not merely the seemingly Homoeopathic one.
The classification of diseases adopted by Hahnemann includes acute and chronic. Acute diseases originate from deficient hygiene, dietary errors, physical agents, and bacterial infections. Chronic diseases as such, consist of infections from various sources and moreover, the vital powers unaided are unable to extinguish them.
When a healthy person takes a medicine for experimental reasons, certain effects are produced, which collective phenomena are spoken of as a drug proving. When arranged schematically and written down, it is known as a drug’s Pathogenesis.
In order to practically interpret a drug’s pathogenesis and apply this knowledge in a practical manner symptoms are divided into two great classes : (1) Basic, (2) Determinative or Characteristic or PQRS Symptoms.
A useful guide to the Evaluation of Symptoms as Mental and General Symptoms, Common and Uncommon, Subjective and Objective, Pathological and Clinical Symptoms.
Hahnemann first used medicines in the ordinary dosage but, when he started to prescribe according to Similars, aggravations followed in most cases. Hence, the necessity for using minimum doses which practice has been abundantly confirmed ever since.
Drugs for homoeopathic use are taken from the three kingdoms of nature. To convert these substances into Homoeopathic medicines we choose one of two processes (solution /succusion or trituration)
Hahnemann was born at Meissen, near Dresden, on the tenth day of April, 1755. His father was a painter of porcelain, a worthy and thoughtful man who from the very first endeavored to teach his son the value of thought.
Hahnemann, by introducing into medicine the method of experimentation on the healthy humans, in ascertaining drug action, founded the science of Pharmacology.
Appendix to A COMPEND OF THE PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOPATHY FOR STUDENTS IN MEDICINE BY Garth Boericke, M.D.