Psychic Medicines

The homoeopathic doctors who, in their experiments of medicines on healthy man, have noted minutely their psychic properties, should have utilised them for the moral and intellectual amelioration of defects of their clients. …

The number of psychic or moral and intellectual symptoms described in the pathogeneses is very considerable and however, out of the 20,000 homoeopathic doctors who are dead or who are living, only six among them who are dead now Hahnemann Hering, Bourgeois, the count of Bonneval, Charles Ozanam-have utilised, according to the law of similars, the psychic symptoms in order to modify or ameliorate the character and the intelligence of some of their clients. All the other homoeopathic doctors are satisfied themselves using only the somatic symptoms of our medicines; and they have thus practised, following the example of allopathic doctors, a kind of veterinary medicine applied to man, in whom they have only treated the body except in the cases of mental derangement.

In my book on the Treatment of Alcoholism (page 29-41 of the French edition and pages 13-26 of the English edition) I have shown by some examples that all the civilised or uncivilised men in every have utilised, and still utilised the psychic properties of medicines, and this in an empirical way.

The homoeopathic doctors who, in their experiments of medicines on healthy man, have noted minutely their psychic properties, should have utilised them for the moral and intellectual amelioration of defects of their clients. These doctors would then practice the psychic medicine no more empirically like the common people, but scientifically, according to the law of similia similibus curentur. Homoeopathy will became a powerful agent of civilisation, moral and intellectual, because it will contribute:

1. To the development of intellectual aptitudes, so which the Creator has put the seeds in us.

2. To the amelioration of characters which would bring a greater peace between the individuals, in the families and in nations; to the development of morality and as consequence the diminution of criminality.

What a great preponderance will acquire thus, amongst the civilised people, Homoeopathy, if it is utilised in this way and this because it is only by the help of this therapeutic one may obtain numerous good results to its infinitesimal doses.

While waiting to publish all the facts that I have gathered since 22 years on the psychic medicine, thanks to my private and to my clients of my polytechnic. I am going to make known the indications of some medicines.

1. For the development of intellectual faculties.

2. For the amelioration of characters.

Article I

Development of Intellectual Faculties

Like the gardener who inspite of his good knowledge, can not cause to germinate but the seeds that are in the soil of his garden the psychic doctor cannot, by the help of his remedy, develop but the intellectual aptitudes, of which God has put the seed in the brain of the subjects treated. If the germs of those aptitudes are not there all the medicines are useless for developing them because Hippocrates was right when he said: Natura repugnante ommia vana.

By the help of methodic muscular exercise, one can develop the four limbs of man. Similarly by the help of education and by a methodical intellectual work one may also develop some of the aptitudes but all the aptitudes existing in germs in man. This is what experience teaches us; it teaches us that some of these aptitudes cannot be developed but by appropriate medicines. This is what I am going to show by facts:

Case I


Inaptitude for Mathematics

In order to develop the taste and aptitude for the mathematics I am very often consulted and I am successful at least in seven cases out of ten.

A single dose of Calcarea carbonica 200 or 300, given once develops habitually the taste and the aptitude for mathematics at the end of three, five or eight weeks.

It is preferable to administer this remedy without the knowledge of the subject treated, because the intellectual evolution is spontaneous and more natural.

If, on the contrary, the subject knows that he is being treated, he is preoccupied and anxious; sometimes he wishes to help the treatment and he helps awkwardly or rather hamper it by a mentality of opposition and in that case he does not say clearly the effects of the medicine.

As there are very few clients who are disposed to believe six or eight globules of a 200 dilution may develop their action during 3,5 or 8 weeks, one should give from time to time some plain globules of Saccharum lactis: this pseudo medicine is very often useful because it gives to the real medicine the time to develop its full action.

When the medicine is used without the knowledge of the person treated, 5 to 8 globules of this remedy is to be dissolved in 2, 3, 4, 6 teaspoonful of pure water; then that solution is to be poured in coffee, tea, milk, chocolate, cocoa, wine, rhum, beer, or in a soup, but in a manner that the remedy is taken only once.

Jean Pierre Gallavardin
Jean Pierre Gallavardin (1825 – 1898) was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to gain international renown. Gallavardin was a Physician at the Homeopathic Hospital in Lyons.
Gallavardin set up a homeopathic Dispensary for the cure of alcoholics, often working in conjunction with priests, and he wrote several books on this subject.
Jean Pierre Gallavardin wrote Psychism and Homeopathy, The Homoeopathic Treatment of Alcoholism, How to Cure Alcoholism the Non-toxic Homoeopathic Way, Repertory of Psychic Medicines with Materia Medica, Plastic Medicine, and articles for The British Journal of Homeopathy, On Phosphoric Paralysis, and he collated the statistics on pneumonia and other cases for the United States Journal of Homeopathy, and he contributed widely to homeopathic publications.