Creating Waves of Awareness
There is also a tertiary action of the drugs
Dr. M. A. Usmani
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IN my last article, entitled: Rock Solid Facts About Homeopathy, I launched a thesis that, in homoeopathy, drugs also had a third action along with the Primary and Secondary ones.
Conventionally homeopathy recognizes two actions of the drugs.
These both phenomena conjointly are termed as the pathogenesis of the drugs, which is the subject-matter of the Homeopathic Materia Medica, which contains the both, i.e. the primary and the secondary action symptoms, indiscriminately. We seldom recognize one from the other. It was Hahnemann’s desire that they should be so incorporated in the Materia Medica.
But there is a third action to the homeopathic remedies in the dynamic phase (that is in high and the highest potencies) which has not been recognized so far. That is the Tertiary action. It is for this action that homeopathy is homeopathy. Tertiary action is the highest homoeopathy, and it begins after 200, or from 1M to MM potencies. Homeopathy is not homeopathy if it does not cure chronic—homeopathically speaking—diseases. Below this homeopathy is an alternative therapeutic to heal acute (or sub-acute, or—allopathically speaking, chronic) diseases and infections.
In the said article I have given seminal ideas under the Level IV of my classification of drug action. [For this I would request my readers to refresh their memory by revisiting my said article.] I quote, with elaborations:
“This fourth action is the dynamic action. It is for chronic (miasmatic) diseases where disease and the patient have merged into one dynamic sick personality—you cannot tell one from the other. Disease becomes inseparable, indistinguishable from the sick person. Every sick symptom (at this stage) is not a symptom of some particular disease, but a habit or a character trait of the patient. Symptoms and temperament lose their distinction: they have merged into each other. There can be intolerance of certain foods by birth or since very early infancy. And patient takes it as his natural limitation. The dynamic potency disentangles the two, by annihilating the one and liberating the other, that paves the way to cure. This marvelous feat is a simple miracle to witness. A new person is born—a nascent and new personality, for the pleasant, or otherwise, surprise for the patient himself and the people around him. It is here that we see from a meek, sick, personality, a ferocious jackal is born; or from a cruel and crooked person, a noble, moral and honest personality is laid bare.”
Mark of homeopathy is that it disentangles the miasm from the patient. It liberates the patient from the eternal and abiding subjugation of the chronic miasm. The miasms can have hereditary chronicity. A child is born warped and woofed intricately in chronic stigmata. You can’t envision the real person. He partakes of chronic stigmata of the mother’s and father’s linage. [In such cases when the miasmatic effluvia is born with the patient, total liberation sometimes becomes well-nigh impossible. You can mitigate the intensity of their suffering to a tolerable limit by systematic antimiasmatic treatment, to disentangle the complex miasmata.]
As everything in this universe has humors, every living being, including man, is born with humors, and in humors, with any one of the 3 humors being prominent in any person; and that prominence in one respect determine his temperament, as phlegmatic, oxygenoid. Carbo-nitrogenoid. (In antiquity it was four humors that were considered normal, i.e. sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric, and melancholic. In homeopathy we usually accept Grauvogl’s classification.) With any one humor that is prominent in an individual at birth does not mean that that child is sick. That child is quite normal, balanced and healthy, but that one predominant humor determines his temperament in life. Now every temperament has its own affinity or proclivity for one particular miasm. The phlegmatic, for example, draws in the Sycotic miasm; oxygnoid the Syphylitic, and the carbo-nitrogenoid the Psora. I, in spite of being a person of scientific bent of mind, fully believe in the classical theory of humors and temperaments. They are undeniable facts. My constant encounter with the sick for forty-five years’ practice more than convinced me of their veracity, and beyond doubt their factualness. I believe that:
Similia’s jurisdiction ends at the third level, the ‘therapeutic level’.—Read (or again refer to) my above article for proper understanding of the divisions of four levels of drug action. So the law of similia has a therapeutic limit. Similarities to symptoms end here. Now similarity shifts from the conglomerate of individual symptoms or complaints to the similarity of diseases or miasm as a whole. Drugs from mother tinctures to 30 or 200 potencies can’t perform such feats.
But when you have become tired of ‘curing’ (so to say) an ailment, times and again, and could not stop its re-emergence, it is now time to switch over to Level-4; and find the miasm, or the constitution, and prescribe accordingly.
A patient has been coming to you for recurrent sore-throat, sometimes with fever and sometimes without fever. But always with lingering cough after the throat has been cured. Such patients might be coming to you for years, and having been redressed within few days, without any stigma left. Such patients are everywhere, on all clinics; but getting homeopathic treatment they have consolation of being ‘cured’ without side effects. But a conscientious doctor feels compelled to peep behind the scene. He finds an appalling tubercular history in his family. He decides to give a dynamic jolt of antimiasmatics. After receiving a dose of Bacitub his visits become few and far between.
This is a prototype case. This will happen always when you prescribe at the fourth level. But there are some definite protocols for working at this level.