Creating Waves of Awareness
Dr. M. A. Usmani
Author of: HOMEOPATHY Of TOMORROW
Homeopathy is a tricky therapeutics, enigmatic for the profession, and mystical for the laity or general public. Rival systems consider it a pet hoax played on the gullible patients and their relatives; or, at best, they accept it as an esoteric affair: totally devoid of reason and substance.
A system of medicine that has no discover-able substance (concrete or discrete)in it, and its potions consist of nothing that can have any semblance of being medicine, is definitely a matter of derision for a mind seeped in science and logic. What posology should mean, to such a person, if the dose that is dispensed to a patient consists of none that can ever be called or considered as medicine—that is, posology of a system of dealing with the patients, that does not have anything that can be recognized as medicine or drug.
So, evidently this article is for homeopaths, for whom medicine begins after the Avogadro’s numbers. Homeopathy begins after Avogadro’s numbers. The more the dilutions, after these numbers, the more versatile and rich in effects homeopathy becomes. Hence the dilutions of the magnitudes of decilinieth, i.e. 30th. to 200th. 1M, 10M., 50M, CM, MM, on the centesimal scale. So forsooth, this article is a sort of intra-professional discussion.
From posological angle, there are two approaches in homeopathy: Classical and Non-classical (or liberal). The classical approach does not go essentially to the extent of Hahnemann. Hahnemann was a liberal mind, preoccupied with discoveries and an indefatigable seeker of new shores. He did not constructed an ossified system of posology. He had reached to the 30th. potency. (Hardly ever to 200th.) His all immediate disciples—most prominent among them being Dr. Jhar, Hering, inter alia. Dr. Jhar devotedly used 30th. and no other potency.
The ‘classical’ belongs to the classical progeny of homeopathy. For them use of low potencies, up to 30 is a disgrace. Their penchant is to use high and the highest potencies—to the magnitude of 10M., CM. and MM potencies. They always seek to draw a mental—socio-psychological, and behavioral personalities for prescribing, transgressing all the physical symptoms and ailments. With utter disregard to the obvious and gross pathology and striking physical complaints, their decision for the indicated remedy will be hung on the knob of patient’s mental make-up, for example, is the patient kind or aggressive, anxious or careless, brave or timid, etc. Sometimes this decision may take quite a long time—pending this decision, the patient could cross the barrier of life, without ever have been properly prescribed. Thank God Hahnemann was not ‘classical’. The scores of patients that he used to treat daily were patients, not personalities. People of the ilk as Jhar and Hering were his true disciples. Jhar’s Forty Years Practice is a grand testimonial of successful pathological prescribing, without ever a single mental symptom. Like men mental symptoms are deceiving, and on deception prescription cannot be based. Pathology can be determined and corroborated in the laboratory, personality and character can’t.
Homeopathic posology is more an art than science. Every prescriber’s seeping into his practice gives color to his outlook and wisdom in tackling his cases. Success depends on the sincerity, maturity and faithfulness in practice.