Friday, October 28, 2011

Homeopathy History

Around 400 BC, Hippocrates is supposed to introduce the Homeopathic principle — “similar cures similar”—when he recommended mandrake root (that produced mania) in order to heal mania ailment. He recommended a dose smaller than the amount that would induce mania ailment. Then after, Paracelsus—the pioneer of pharmacology in the 16th century—heralded small doses of “what makes a man ill also cures him."
Nonetheless it was German physician Samuel Hahnemann who originated the science of Homeopathy—healing based on the "law of similars"—in 1796. He denied the idea of an ailment as a separate thing or offensive factor. Rather he believed the ailment as a part of the "living whole." It was Hahnemann who proposed Homeopathy totally against the healing pattern of traditional western medicine, and even coined the term “Allopathic medicine” pejoratively. Therefore, Homeopathy never recommends any patient to go through the treatments like vaccinations, anti-malarial drugs, and antibiotics that are supposed to suppress the symptoms of the ailments.

Role of Homeopathy in HIV AIDS

Generally, AIDS patients lack a good immunity system to combat with any ailments which is called Immune Deficiency Syndrome. In the eyes of Homeopathy, it is a problem of immunity as the dynamic disorder of vital/life forces in the body. The only solution is to revive the vital/life force so that it comes into normal state.

Despite of Homeopathy’s no claim to heal AIDS, it can surely help in halting the severity of the AIDS cases by reducing the progress of immunodeficiency for several years without any further complications and side effects.

Role of Homeopathy in Cancer

When one has the symptoms of cancer, the cancer affected tissues or cells in the body overgrow abnormally without harmonizing with the normal tissues and cells. The case of cancer is just like the uncontrolled growth in case of tumor. It keeps on damaging the other useful tissues and cells like a destructive parasite. Nobody has found any reasons for such overgrowing of the tissues and cells uncontrollably.

Allopathic treatment is to remove that portion of the tissues by surgical operation. Nonetheless, some times the traces of the cancerous tissues or cells still remain and cancer can relapse. It is here that Homeopathy can assist in amending the dynamic disorder in the body. Homeopathic medicines can influence on the abnormal behavior of cancerous cells, resulting in making them behave normally. In this way, the abnormally behaving cancerous cells become gentle, simple and benign in character. Thereby, Homeopathy is a reliable and proven healing of cancer especially in the starting phase of cancer.

Homeopath’s Healing

Homeopaths not only see the symptoms while examining the patients, but they also make enquiry on their physical and mental dimensions. Moreover, they consult homeopathic reference books—repertories—then considering the totality of symptoms, they undertake treatment of the patients. Homeopathic medicines consist of different animal, plant, mineral, and synthetic substances. For e.g. arsenic oxide, table salt, venom of a snake, opium, etc. At present, homeopathy uses nearly 3,000 different medicines. Homeopathic medicines are such dilution of the substances like plants, matters or even animals that emit different dynamic forces in the body in order to heal morbid disorder of the vital/life force in the body.

While preparing medicines for different ailments, Homeopaths use a process called dynamisation or potentization. In this process, they dilute the substance with alcohol or distilled water and then shake forcefully by ten hard strikes against an elastic body in a process which is called succussion. Homeopaths believe that the succussion activates the vital/life force of the diluted substance and empowers it more.

Approach of Homeopathy toward Surgery

Surgery is entirely a distinctive branch of Allopathy which uses various machines, equipments, and medicines to treat the problem in the body. No any alternative healing can substitute the task that surgery branch has been providing to the patients. So there can’t be any question of Homeopathy’s protest against surgical methods.

In spite of this, there are several diseases which are categorized as surgical where Homeopathy often works and heals without any great damage to the body. For e.g. ailments such as piles, fissures in anus, fistula, septic tonsillitis, appendicitis, chronic otitis, ear discharge, aphonia (nodules on vocal chords affecting voice), nasal and ear polyps, small sized kidney stones, gall bladder stones, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, etc.

Antibiotics Ineffective in the Treatment of Bacterial or Viral Ailments

Antibiotics assist in destroying and removing the bacteria and viruses. They only provide short-term relief by controlling infection. The problem is that the tendency in patients to attract microbes remains unchanged. So, the patients are not only susceptible to subsequent attacks from the same microbes, but even with a greater intensity from time and again. This is due to the reason that the microbes start producing resistivity to the frequently used antibiotics.

The best e.g. is that of the Penicillin. The healing effect of Penicillin between 1960 and the present time has reduced sharply from 97% to 43%. For the same reason, the modern medicine has been producing newer and stronger antibiotics day by day to combat with resistant bacteria and viruses.

Preparation of Homeopathic Medicines

Homeopathic medicines are made by serial dilution. They are shaken by forceful striking on an elastic body—which Homeopaths call succussion. Each diluted preparation followed by succussion is supposed to enhance the effect and strength of the medicine.

This method of increasing the effect and strength of the medicine is regarded as potentization by the Homeopaths. They keep diluting the preparation till the original material remains in the dilution.