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What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy: is a Greek word. It is formed of two parts:
(Homoios) which means “like” or “the same”, and (Pathos)
which means “suffering”.
Homeopathy is the name Dr. Samuel Hahnemann gave to his
medical discovery.
Who is Samuel Hahnemann?
Samuel Hahnemann was an intelligent, German physician. He
graduated as a Doctor of Medicine in 1779.
At the time of his graduation, purgatives, bleeding, blistering plasters
and herbal preparations were the fundamental means of treatment.
Those methods of treatment were not effective. Hahnemann
recognized that fact and got himself busy studying hygiene, diets, and
other natural means of treatments.
He read books about that issue, learnt different languages and
knew a lot about natural medicine from different sources. By
chance he was able to discover the law of similars. He left his
job as a medical doctor and started applying his new
discovery on himself, family and friends.
Homeopathic principles:
- Similia Similibus curentur
Homeopathy is based on the principle that you can treat ‘like with
like’, that is, a substance which causes symptoms when taken in large
doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms.
This law was known long before Hahnemann. Hippocrates, Paracelsus,
But it was Hahnemann who recognized the universality of this law and
make it the basis of a complete system of medicine.
2- The law of minimum Dose
The quantity of the crude medicinal material is minimum, yet
appropriate, for a gentle remedial effect.
When the crude medicinal material is so small, it will not allow the
drug to do any organic damage nor there is any risk of drug
addiction and drug effects.
“The concept of minimum dose can be verified by Arndt-Schultz law
that small doses stimulate, medium doses paralyze and large doses
kill. In other words, the action of small and very large doses of the
same substance on living matter is opposite.”
3- Proving:
Drug proving is a systematic investigation of pathogenic (diseaseproducing ) power of medicine on healthy human being of different
ages, both sexes and of various constitutions.
Remedies must be proved thoroughly in order to obtain full details of
their curative properties. The drug must be proved on human beings
Animals do not give subjective or mental symptoms.
Effects of the same drug on animals and on human beings are different.
We do not get the modalities and finer symptoms in animal provings.
4- The vital force:
The human organism is a triune entity consisting of body,
mind, and spirit. This spirit which is responsible for different
manifestations of life was termed by Dr. Hahnemann as ‘Vital
Force’. Hahnemann summed up the meaning of Vital Force
in the following:
: “The material organism without the vital force is capable of
no sensation, no function, no self preservation; it derives all
sensations, and performs all functions of life solely by means
of the immaterial being (the vital force) which animates the
material organism in health and disease.”
5- Potantization (dinamization):
Homeopathic dynamisation is a process by which the
medicinal properties which are latent in natural substances
while in their crude state, become awakened and developed
into activity to an incredible degree.
Drugs are potentised by two methods:
Dilution and succussion: (with soluble substances such as
Trituration using lactose sugar: (with insoluble substances
such as minerals.)
How to make a homeopathic remedy:
Mother Tincture:
Tincture means a medicine consisting of an extract in
an alcohol solution. A mother tincture is the extract of
the original drug substance; the extract being made
with alcohol or water in certain proportion. All the
medicines that are soluble in alcohol or water are first
prepared in mother tincture form and from mother
tincture further potencies are prepared.
Tincture is prepared with equal parts by weight of juice and
The freshly gathered plant or parts thereof, chopped and
pounded to a pulp are enclosed in a piece of new linen and
subjected to pressure. The expressed juice is then, by brisk
agitation, mingled with an equal part by weight of alcohol. This
mixture is allowed to stand for eight days in a well-stoppered
bottle, in a dark cool place, and is then filtered.
Centesimal Scale : Two minims of tincture and ninety-eight
minims of dilute alcohol give the 1st centesimal potency. One
minim of the 1st potency and ninety-nine minims of dilute
alcohol give the 2nd centesimal potency. All the succeeding
potencies are prepared with one minim of the preceding
potency to ninety-nine minims of dispensing alcohol.
Decimal Scale : Two minims of the tincture and eight minims
of dilute alcohol give the 1x potency. One minim of the 1x
potency and 9 minims of dilute alcohol give the 2x potency.
One minim of the 2x potency and 9 minims of dilute alcohol
give the 3x potency. All succeeding potencies are prepared with
one minim of the preceding potency to nine minims of dilute
Substances those are insoluble in liquid vehicle like alcohol and
water are triturated.
is a process of potentisation, by which preparation of medicine
takes place by the use of a solid vehicle like sugar of milk, by
grinding in definite order according to Pharmacopoeia.
Drug substances are triturated up to 3C or 6X. These are then
converted to a liquid potency and further potentisation is
carried out by the process of succussion.
Process of Trituration:
Before beginning the work, the cleanliness of the apparatus is
confirmed. The apparatus required are an unglazed porcelain
mortar, pestle, spatula, measuring tile, stop-clock and
Trituration is done for six minutes with pestle fully pressed
down with firm grip and thumb on top. It is firmly moved in
anticlockwise direction for a right-handed person, in a
circular fashion, going from center to periphery and back
from periphery to center without lifting the hand, movement
being at wrist joint. The mixture is then thoroughly scraped
from the walls of the mortar with the spatula and mixed
uniformly together.
One part of the drug substance and 9 or 99 parts of sugar milk is
The drug is taken in a porcelain mortar that is unglazed by
rubbing with wet sand.
The sugar of milk is divided into three parts in the ratio of 1:3:5
or 11:33:55, on a measuring tile.
The process of trituration takes one hour.
The entire process is divided into three stages. Each
stage consumes twenty minutes. In each stage, one part
of sugar of milk is added.
Each stage is divided into two sub-stages that consume
ten minutes each. The process carried out in the first
ten minutes of each stage is repeated for the next ten
Each sub-stage of ten minutes consists of – grinding or
pulverizing for six minutes; and scraping and mixing for
four minutes.
Symptoms and Cases
Chamomilla (Family name: Compositae)
Other names: Corn feverfew; Matricaria Chamomilla;
German Chamomile)
The homeopathic preparation is made from the whole fresh
plant when it is full flower. It is chopped and pounded to a
fine pulp, the juice is expressed, mixed with equal parts of
alcohol and then allowed to stand for eight days before it is
General symptoms:
Complains from Coffee ; teething; Face red ; one-sided- in
spots; with toothache (teething). Likes cold drinks. Pain
unbearable. Sweat: clammy; hot, better for uncovering.
Worse: during evening; for fresh air; for coffee.
Who is Who?
Who is
Emotional and mental: Complains from anger. Desired to
be carried. Desired to be a lone. Dislikes company, being
spoken to, being looked at, being touched. Irritable children.
Screaming with pain. Stubborn..
Labour pains: pains: distressing ; severe, unbearable. The
woman may say that she can not bear the pain and that she
wants to die.
Tabacum ( family: Solanceae. )
Common name: Nicotiana Tabacum; tobacco, tabacca.
Nausea, giddiness, death-like pallor, vomiting, icy coldness,
and sweat, with the intermittent pulse, are all most
characteristic. Has marked antiseptic qualities, antidotal to
cholera germs. Prostration of the entire muscular system.
Collapse. Seasickness, cholera infantum; cold, but Wants
abdomen uncovered.
Should prove the most homeopathic drug for angina
pectoris, with coronaritis and high tension. Constriction of
throat, chest, bladder, rectum. Pallor, breathlessness, hard
cord like pulse.
BETTER, uncovering, open fresh air.
WORSE, opening eyes; evening; extremes of heat and cold.
States of debility in the digestive tract, and sexual system
and respiratory troubles, call for this remedy. Cessation of
function of kidneys.
sudden glimmering before eyes; feels confused and empty.
Pain over eyebrows. Feels obstructed and dry. Intolerable
itching; red pimples. Hemorrhoids, hot, painful, sore .Urinary
Organs: Frequent desire to urinate. Stinging, burning in
orifice.Yellow discharge from urethra. Urine thick, turbid, of
strong odour, suppressed. Complete suppression after typhoid.
After urinating, continues to ooze in drops.
abdomen; pain; cramping, griping; from eating
melons; Stomach: Feels heavy, like from a stone
Complaints from eating melons and drinking
impure water acidity. Heaviness in stomach on
awakening with wind and rumbling, great thirst and
emptiness. Pain from pit to under sternum, worse eating.
Colic, diarrhoea, extremely loose bowels.
Diarrhoea from drinking bad water, with much flatulence,
cutting pain, relaxation of sphincter. Hot, sore, painful anus
during pregnancy. Sexual desire excited.
WORSE: toward morning. Scratching sensation in throat;
stitches in chest. Cough dry, hacking; copious morning
sputa. Smarting below larynx; breathing difficult. Very
weak in all . Back lame. Cramps in soles and palms.
Piper Nigrum (black pepper)
Sensation of burning and pressure everywhere.
Low attenuations. Sad, apprehensive. Unable to concentrate;
starts at any noise. Lips dry and cracked. Nose itches;
sneezing; nosebleed. Bursting aching in eyeballs. Red burning
face. Eyes inflamed and burning. Heavy headache, as if
temples were pressed in; pressure in nasal and facial bones.
Sore, feels raw, burns Burning pain in tonsils. Colic and
Flatulence. Great thirst. Full feeling. Stomach; Gastric
discomfort. Bladder feels full, swollen; frequent inclination
without success. Difficult micturition. Burning in bladder
and urethra. Urinary Organs. Palpitation, cardiac pain, slow
intermittent pulse. Dyspnoea, cough with pain in chest in
spots, feels as if spitting blood.
Petroselinum:( Parsley)
The urinary symptoms give the keynotes for this remedy.
Piles with much itching.
Urinary Organs.
Burning, tingling, from perineum throughout whole urethra;
Sudden urging to urinate; intense biting, itching,
deep in urethra; milky discharge.
Stomach; Thirsty and hungry, but desire fails on beginning to
eat or drink. abdomen; bladder; urging to urinate
(unhealthy desire); sudden.
Natrum Muraticum (sea salt):
Taking of excessive salt causes profound nutritive changes in
the body system, dropsies and oedemas, anaemia and
leucocytosis. Symptoms loosely described as gouty or
rheumatic gout as a result of a general water retention. The
provings of nat. mur are full of such symptoms.
A great remedy for certain forms of intermittent fever,
anaemia, chlorosis, many disturbances of the alimentary tract
and skin. Great debility; most weakness felt in the morning
in bed. Coldness. Emaciation most notable in neck. Great
liability to take cold. Dry mucous membranes.
Constrictive sensation throughout the body. Great
weakness and weariness.
Oversensitive to all sorts of influences. Hyperthyroidism.
Goitre. Addison’s disease. Diabetes.
BETTER, open air, cold bathing, going without regular
meals, lying on right side; pressure against back, tight
WORSE, noise, music, warm room, lying down; about 10
a.m., at seashore, mental exertion, consolation, HEAT,
talking. It disintoxicate in cancer (administered
subcutaneously in the treatment of diseases of skin, kidneys
and intestines, Gastro-enteritis, and tuberculosis).
scrofulous affections of children
Lupus, eczema, varicose ulcers. A great "blood purifier and
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