Homeopathy has four prominent peculiarities of its own. They are as follows:
1. Consideration of the totality of the symptoms. The totality of the symptoms of the disease must be similar to the totality of the symptoms of the medicine.
2. Administration of a single remedy at a time in a given case of disease.
3. The dose should be as small as possible. The smallest possible dose is its chief characteristic. One drop of medicine can moisten about 500 small globules and one or two such medicated globules constitute a dose. When necessary a single globule can be put into one ounce of water which can be made into four doses. Where this dose is to be further reduced a single medicated globule can be put into a corked bottle and a single olfaction will act for a dose.
This single medicated globule is so powerful that it can easily cure an acute case of the greatest severity within a few hours or a few days and a protracted chronic disease lasting for years can be gently removed in course of a few weeks or months provided the medicine is well indicated by the symptoms of the disease. Considering this smallness of the dose one can easily guess how cheap this treatment is. The cost of sixty drops of medicine is usually 16 pice and therefore at the cost of 16 pice an expert physician can cure 30,000 patients. No other form of treatment can be so cheap.
4. Dr. Hahnemann has advised his followers not to repeat the dose as long as the improvement continues and in most of the acute cases a single dose performs what is necessary. Only in some obstinate cases doses are to be repeated or the medicine is to be changed. But no acute case of any degree of intensity can require more than four or five doses if the treatment is without fault.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF HOMOEOPATHY.
Homoeopathy has achieved unparalleled success in the treatment of diseases of acute or chronic forms of mild or of malignant character. The speed of the cure is often marvellous of unimaginable. It has cured Typhoid fever many times before its fourteenth day, an act which no other medicine can perform. Most severe cases of smallpox have been aborted without pus formation before the 9th day and no other medicine has ever cured smallpox with this rapidity.
Pneumonica or dysentery, has been cured within 24 or 48 hours by right application of homoeopathic medicines. Homoeopathic medicines first attracted the attention of the world by their wonderful cures of cholera which can be checked in its advance at nay of its stages. A severe colic can be controlled within one or two minutes without hope of a relapse. Our literature shows records of cures of malignant diseases of all varieties, like diphtheria, meningitis, rheumatism apoplexy, etc.
Long continued chronic diseases have been cured with astonishing rapidity and even a disease like phthisis has been many times restrained or checked in its advance and not infrequently cured without relapse. They often say that homoeopathy has no surgery. But surgery is not the sole property of any particular system of treatment. It is common to all, as it is a separate science and not a branch of any “pathy”. Moreover, a homoeopath who knows his art well can do without the “knife”. An efficient homoeopath will seldom require the aid of knife or will be compelled to surrender his case to a surgeon.
He, with his superior skill will certainly hit upon the right remedy which is as powerful as or more powerful than, the knife. We have countless records of cures of surgical cases with administration of small doses of homoeopathic medicines. Our homoeopathic medicines have cured tumours, cancers, abscesses boils, carbuncles, felons, appendicitis etc. very quickly and all such cures were most harmless and permanent. Many times eminent surgeons found to their disgusts that the patients remained uncured inspite of the application of their much vaunted knife or sometimes due to fair mindedness they informed their client that surgery had very little chance of success owing to physical unfitness of the patient or on account of considerable advance of the disease.
Under such circumstances what hope remained for the patient? These unfortunate victims who failed to obtain relief from surgery have been several times cured of their ailments by Homoeopathic drugs. I remember drugs. I remember a patient who after three surgical operations on his abdomen under the care of Doctors Ansari N.C. Joshi and Wilson, Civil surgeon of Delhi. remained uncured and these three famous old school doctors of Delhi wanted to perform a fourth operation for his cure. Unfortunately the patient was only a skelton and the operation was to be performed only on return of his health.
In the meantime he consulted me and my homoeopathic medicine cured him within three months. It was a miraculous cure and a victory over surgery and over orthodox medicine. One very old gentleman, Pandit Kedarnath Tikha of Delhi, had mastoid abscess for which he consulted the civil surgeon of Delhi. But the good surgeon told him that the state of his health was so poor that surgery could not promise any hope of recovery. Ultimately the poor sufferer returned home in disappointment but wanted to try homoeopathy. I cured him with my homoeopathic medicine within six months The man is still alive.
Our literature can unfold innumerable such apparently hopeless cases completely cured after the total failure of surgery. Who can minimise the importance of Homoeopathy when such miraculous cures are possible with our drugs? Without Dr. Hahnemanns discovery of law of similars many such patients had to embrace premature death. Any careful observer who will only have a glance into our literature will be thoroughly convinced that homoeopathic medicines have real worth and that they can not be neglected or over looked without causing grave inconvenience to people.
Homoeopathy wants to grow side by side with her sister allopathy and never desires to overthrow or overtop her. The case system in medicine should be forgotten and then the two sister medicines will work together and bestow upon mankind a wealth of health and happiness. Therefore neglect or suppression of homoeopathy is quite unwarrantable and unthinkable. Such powerful drugs have every claim to receive governmental recognition and support. Truth is to be honoured even if it be found in filthy quarters.