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The Concept of Medicine: What is Homeopathic Remedy?


During the writing of my article entitled: ‘HOMEOPATHY Doesn’t Need Certification,’ published a few days back, it dawned upon me that the validity of Homeopathy could not be judged on the lines of Allopathy; that the allopathic criteria of research were irrelevant for determining the veracity of Homeopathy. I, tentatively, tried there to explain the cause of this difficulty, by explaining the real form and import of homeopathic medicines in potentized form, but I feel the matter needs to be discussed in some detail.

What’s medicine in Homeopathy? That is the crux of the matter. First we must determine what medicine is, ipso-facto. A substance that is used for alleviating pain and sufferings of living beings is called a drug or medicine. [The distinction between ‘Drug’ and ‘medicine’ is that a medicine can be composed of many drugs.] All substances that are used as drugs are palpable (i.e. can be felt by senses of touch, as hard, soft, fluid: thick or thin, syrupy or viscid, hot or cold, etc.); have odors (scent or effluvium, such as: fragrance, fetor, and their further qualities, as sweet, nauseous, balmy, pungent or spicy, etc.), or inodorous; and have taste (sweet, salty, bitter and sour, and all the scale of their combinations, or insipid). They are either, bland, irritating, burning or corrosive, etc. to the skin or the mucous membranes.


The homeopathic medicines have their origin in the above mentioned universe with all their paraphernalia and tangibility, but no sooner they qualify as homeopathic medicines, that is, diluted from 12th. centesimal to 15th. centesimal, and above, they lose every property of theirs as belonging to the above universe. [There are, however, some homeopathic medicines that do not belong to this tangible sphere. They belong to imponderabilia: such as electricity, radiological rays, e.g. x-rays; and magnetic waves.] After attaining this dilution all substances become tasteless, lose every odor and all the other properties that belong to the tangible and corporeal matter. According to Avogadro’s hypothesis there is left no molecule or atom of the original substance after the 12th. (to 15th.) centesimal dilution.

So, we find that Homeopathy begins where all other pathies come to an end. The omega of all the other therapeutics of the world is the alpha of Homeopathy.
The people, who kept themselves confined to Avogadro’s limitation, (like Dr. Hughes and his ilk), deprived themselves of the richness, vastness, heights and depths of Homeopathy. Such timid scions of Homeopathy waste their life toiling and trotting at the foot of that enchanting hill, that is Homeopathy, reaching the pinnacle of which one feels oneself dissolved in the ethereal ambient, where body and soul loose their distinction. [After finding the constitution, it can go either way, i.e. prescribing for the Mind will heal the Body, and prescribing for the Body will heal the mind, according to the inner compulsion of the case.]
Science, we all know, is taking strides to reach that higher consciousness, where scientists start peeping into the spiritual realm. Hence such spiritual scientists as Einstein, [and no less Hahnemann himself].
Higher Homeopathy is the zenith of homeotherapeutic, but it has, after all, started from the soil, when it was as simple as the first lesson can be. In the beginning Hahnemann felt elated citing the therapeutic adventures of his colleagues and disciples, treating single clinical complaints with the medicine that has produced similar symptoms, accidentally or experimentally.
We find, in the Appendix to the Organon, Hahnemann talking enthusiastically about his colleagues’ and companions’ exploits with newly discovered medicines, from herbs and minerals, homeopathically proved, and curing single clinical complaint, per remedy. So, one remedy was identified with single pathological symptom, and very rarely with two or more. Thus we find, mentioned in the ‘Appendix’ to the Organon, the following:


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Comment by sajjadakram on April 19, 2011 at 3:16am

Dear Hans,

Thank you for explaing the difference between a drug and the medicine,


Comment by Hans Weitbrecht on April 18, 2011 at 5:03pm

dear Dr. Usmani

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the subject. The article went a bit astray from where you defined:

>> A substance that is used for alleviating pain and sufferings of living beings is called a drug or medicine.

Neither Allopathy nor homeopathy use this definition.

The definition of "drug" is:

A drug is a substance which has health altering capabilities in living organisms.

A medicine is a drug useful in alleviating human medical conditions ( = disease).

A drug becomes a homeopathic remedy, if it is selected and applied according homoeopathic rules and principles.

Comment by Dr Rajneesh Kumar Sharma MD(Hom) on April 13, 2011 at 11:43pm
Sir, very informative and readworthy...

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