© Dr Abhishek Udani
-A FALSE PERCEPTION
In Homeopathy today, Hering's law is widely recognized as the second law of cure, the first law of cure being
similia similibus curantur
, or like cures like. Hering's law pertains to the direction in whichthe symptoms of the patient will disappear during a cure under Homeopathic treatment. Before we gofor details in the H
ering’s law first, we must have idea about law
its importance in literature.
According to Webster's dictionary, a law is defined as a sequence of events that occurs with
The Importance of law and Principles:
Every medical modality is a mixture of art and science. However, before understanding the art of Homeopathy, the student must master the science-the infallible laws of nature upon which it is founded.The art of healing depends on the experience of the practitioner. Why did he see that case that way?What was his perception and reason for the selection of such remedy? The student trying to imitate onlythe art of the teacher will fail. It is like trying to learn chess by watching a grand master of chess withoutknowing the rules of how the pieces move. As Kent learned Homeopathy cannot be learned from the
clinic: “the art of healing must not be taught first
. The science must be taught first, and the art next-thelaw first and the experience following. The successful man is the one who has worked out the reason forhis doing
Too often we see a Homeopath presenting a case in many of the seminar and lastly coming upwith an obscure remedy, like magician pulling a bird form a hat, leaving audience suitably impressedwith his knowledge of materia medica but no wiser as to how he found the remedy. In many seminarsHomeopath represents same case repeatedly with a few modification. So one case they present for manyyears. Many times they tell us different things in seminars but the reality is totally diverse in practice.From each case presentation we should be able to gather universal methods which we can apply to anycase in our practice, based on the following laws and principles
Hering's law - the four principles
The disease progresses from outside in, and when it cures, it cures from inside out.
Cure will be from above downwards;
Cure will go from the most important, to less important organs;
Cure is in the reverse order of appearance of symptoms.