Creating Waves of Awareness
In the orthodox medical parlance, clinical entities of any origin, find its medical name as a specific disease, like Dyspepsia, Hemicranias, Neuralgias , Rheumatic heart disease, CHF( chronic heart failure), Gangrene, Pneumonia, URC (upper respiratory catarrh), PBC (Primary biliary cirrhosis), IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) OA (Osteoarthritis) UC (ulcerative colitis), so on and so forth.
This traditional parlance and concepts about illness prevail so relentlessly upon the mind of ordinary student that it becomes too difficult to carry them to the fundamental ideas and concepts of Homeopathic therapeutics. And the maxim, “Treat the patient and not the disease” ever remain an empty slogan. Whole of their attention and efforts remain focused towards getting rid of these entities, called disease, and caring a little for the patient as an individual.
Many of the students, while treating, simple diseases like constipation, acne, bronchitis, on the basis of each one of these as a specific disease, struggle to find some positive results with homeopathic medicines, they change from one medicine to another still to another and majority of the time, without any result. They lose their confidence; rather some of them really get disappointed, and start having doubts. I don’t blame them, since they were taught like that only.
In order to practice Homeopathy, we must come out of this vicious circle. Yes, we are required to diagnose the disease for the purpose of prognosis and elimination of common symptoms, but it doesn’t carry much value in homeopathic therapeutic diagnosis. We must understand the concept of the disease, as explained in Organon.
And Organon explained to us:
1. At the outset, true dynamic disease must be clearly distinguished from the disorders which are due to any maintaining cause, which may be physical, chemical, physiological, or psychological. In such cases the vital force may be secondarily affected, but should revert to normal soon after
the maintaining cause is removed.
2.The different clinical entities, which are named as so many diseases-are not really themselves diseases, but are effects of disease and may constitute some part of the totality of symptoms, by which any diseased condition of the vital force manifests itself.
3.The Homeopathic treatment must never be directed to any of these isolated clinical entities, but to the whole totality of symptoms, individualized by some peculiar , characteristic symptoms by which a particular diseased condition of the vital force of the individual patient manifests itself.
Conclusion: We must understand Disease, cure, recovery, palliation, as per our science, rather than orthodox medical practices. Remember, we can never practice Homeopathy, Allopathic way.