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Introduction - Understanding Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of medicine whose principles are even older than Hippocrates. It is derived from two Greek words: Homeos - similar Pathos - suffering Thus, homeopathy means ³similar suffering´. It seeks to cure in accordance with natural laws of healing and uses medicine made from natural substances: animal, vegetable, and mineral. Homeopathy is more than just a treatment, more than another kind of medicine. It is above all a philosophy of medicine, a different approach to an ill patient. The strategy of treatment and diagnosis are so far from the conventional one that communication between the two doctrines may be difficult. The key to prescribing in homeopathy is selecting a remedy that matches the total ity of the symptoms. Two people may be bitten by the same bug may react differently and require different remedies. Example of tw o people both exposed to streptococcus infection is as follows:
Kabir: flushed, restless, burning with heat, red throat, pounding head, thirstless, and acutely ill. According to h is symptoms, Kabir needed Belladonna, took it and recovered. Sabrina : Not so quick to show symptoms. Gradually became quieter, grew pale, and was very thirsty, she was irritable and developed a dry, racking cough. She needed Bryonia, and after taking a dose felt better.

He lived from 1755 ± 1843.Page |2 Discovery and Father of Homeopathy: It was discovered in the early 1800¶s by a German physician. chemist and pharmacist at the same time. In some areas. . and died in Paris. he was a medical doctor. The rise of the drug industry after the Civil War changed the practice of medicine and by 1940¶s the homeopathic physician was almost obsolete. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann who was known as the father of classical homeopathy. France. there were 14.000 homeopaths compared to 100. There were 22 homeopathic medical school and over 100 homeopathic hospitals.000 conv entional physicians. As often was the case in those days. one out of four physicians was a homeopath . History of Homeopathy: In 1890. The basic similarity rule in homeopathy was stated by him as ³similia similibus currentur´ which mean ³likes may be cured by like´.

Chile and Argentina have homeopathic colleges and many practicing physicians. as well as Brazil. provided that it is taken with patience. Comparison between Homeopathy and Allopathy Homeopathy is considered to be much safer and advantageous for patients. Mexico. The following are the comparisons between the two: .Page |3 Statistics of Homeopathy Homeopathy is alive and well in other parts of the world. as therapeutic activity is as prompt as allopathic medicines. France has nearly 800 homeopathic physicians India is the stronghold of homeopathy with 124 homeopathic medical schools Britain has over 200 homeopathic physicians In addition.

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effects. s stra ge as it ay see .ra i eartbeat. ic ea s t at e at ic e ici e is t xic a ca t cause si e e at ic re e y as ever bee recalle . the stronger the medicine. sy t s si ilar t t at f t e isease. a gr u f ealt y e le are give a se f t e substa ce aily. all t e sy t s t at t e e le c siste tly W e t e r vi g is c ex erie ce are rec r e a liste i t e Materia Me ica. Thus dilution is necessary in homeopathy ± the more diluted a drug. a a feeli g f restless ess. ilate u ils. t is la rks i ractise: er s evel s a fever it a flus e face. Homeopathic Dilution Hahnemann taught the basic principle of antihomotoxic medicine. a eac ers carefully rec r s t e sy t s ex erie ce .The procedure to produce a homeopathic dilution is described in the   % #!! %!         !             # !#! ! % $ "# $# ! $ &                                             & ! #" # ! %! ! % % " "                       3r Pri ci le: T e La f P te tizati  !                 !# "# " $# "$ % "$# ! # " !                                      ! # #& " ! %! 2 T is ri ci le refers t t e et f testi g a substa ce t eter i e its e ici al effect. I ver 150 years f use. T e e at ic ysicia stu ies t ese sy t s.Page |5 States t at a re e y ca cure a isease if it r uces i a ers . T ese s all ses are te cies. we need a diluted substance that in high concentrations in healthy persons creates a similar intoxica tion image. lete . te tize re e y es t c tai sufficie t atter t act irectly t e tissues.                                                                   Pri ci le: T e La f Pr vi g   1st Pri ci le: T e La f Si ilars    . T is refers t t e re arati fa e at ic re e y. a rescriber s refere ce. t e searc es f r a re e y t at r uce all t ese sy t s i a ealt y ers . T r ve a re e y. To contrast the symptoms created by the presence of a homotoxin. t e ig er t e iluti . T ese e icati s are re are by successive iluti g a s aki g t t e i t ere t e resulti g e ici e c tai s lecules f t e rigi al substa ce. t e greater t e calle te cy f t e e ici e.

in USA and some other countries. There are different types of homeopathic dilutions. There are a few recognized pharmacopeia worldwide.Page |6 pharmacopoeia followed precisely by Homeopathic aboratories. and so on. Preparing a omeopathic Sol tion By Decimal Dil tion Starting from the undiluted mother tincture. Heel medications are produced according the German pharmacopeia. the first 1/10 part is filled up to a standard measure (100%) with a carrier or diluent . Starting from a mother tincture : A D1 is a 1:10 dilution A D2 is a 1:100 dilution A D3 is a 1:1000 dilution A D9 is a 1:1000000000 dilutions. Between 2 diluting steps there is a process of dynamisation which means a repeated firmly shaking (Hahnemann: 10times) of the liquid. It is worth studying the most common ones. known as X ± dilutions) Centesimal Dilution ( C or CH) Korsakov Dilution (K) Decimal Dilutions Decimal dilution is a 1:10 concentration used in every dilution step. The most followed are the German (HAB: Homöopathisches Arznei Buch) and the French (PF: Pharmacopée française) ones. which is defined for each substance.dilution. The most common homeopathic dilutions are as follows: Decimal Dilution (D.

he dilutions are much more dynami ed than there is a )(' D1 D3 : concentration in every dilution step. If higher dilutions are used. a or is a : and so on. dil tion. often a lower dilution of the same substance is resent so that a molecular resence is almost always there even if high d ilutions are used. rom hat is ow i the reci ient is the first decimal dil tion or a art is taken and t into arts of a dil ent or carrier in a new dil tion is created. potencies or dilutions are strongly present in the µ rench school¶.O t i i ary l lar il ti i ade. 6 times shaking which is only the case in every : . l.Page |7 (wat firmly this al times. a or is a : dilution. dilutions as on every step of step. Summari ing the rocedure. Also here or is a : dilution. his li id now again is dynami ed and a rinci le the dilutions can go as far as is wanted. a : . t e whole i haked . most dilutions used are etween a and . the following steps are performed: tial part of the tincture + 9 parts of the carrier D2 1 part D1 + 9 parts of the carrier 1 part D2 + 9 parts of the carrier D4 1 part D (n 1) + 9 parts of carrier Centesimal Dilutions entesimal dilutions have a between two dilution steps dynamisation takes place. A dilution. So. Altho ugh in ottle.

A K is the th Korsakov dilution. in the C3 dilution only 30 times. Especially in higher dilutions this difference becomes significant.Page |8 might have the same molecular concentration as a C3 (both 1:1000000 dilutions). For D and C -dilutions. to produce a D the liquid in different steps was shaked 0 time s. Korsakov machines aspirate the liquid in the container after dynamisation and fill the recipient again afterwards to make the next dilutions. Korsakov dilutions are easy to make as in these modern times a computer steered machine makes the dilutions and intercepts the intermediary dilutions needed. Korsakov dilutions are abbreviated by the K -symbol. the same recipient is used from the first to the last dilution. the 200K is the 200th one. in every dilution step. When and How To Use Homeopathic Medicines The process of when and how to use homeopathic medicines are summarized as follows: . In Korsakov dilutions. pharmaceutical laboratories need to use another container to make each succeeding dilution. The residual content in adhesion on the wall is about 1:100 part of the liquid that was in the bottle. Korsakov Dilutions Korsakov dilutions were developed by Korsakov.

Other medications may lessen the effects of homeopathy. 1 Continue giving the remedy until improvement starts then increase the interval between doses 2 4 0 3 . mouthwash. any remedies can be affected by strong odors. steroids or caffeine. drink. A homeopathic remedy. mints or anything e cept plain water Compati ility and ide Effects of Homeopathy with other Medicine omeopathy is % compatible with other medications and will not interfere with the effectiveness of other medicines. free of food. here are no chances that a patient may be overdosed because all remedies are sold only in very safe dilutions. tobacco. he homeopathic remedies do not cause any side effects and so are completely safe. even if an entire vial consumed at one gulp is not toxic or poisonous.Page |9 Match the sy ptoms of the patientsas closely as possible to the symptoms that were produced in healthy humans Give only one remedy at a time Medicine should be taken in a clean mouth. toothpaste. placed on or under the tongue.

Boo s Used By Homeopaths omeopaths currently use two type of books to search for the right remedy for the patient: Repert ry In fact both books are the inverse version of each other. mutton) certain vegetables like onion and other specific food are prevented during specific homeopathic treatment. divided in symptoms that are tissue. antiseptics.P a g e | 10 What to Avoid With Homeopathic Medications There are some things that are recommended not to be taken when a therapy is going on with homeopathy. organ or body¶ s location related. or preparations like camphor. They are as follows: offee can neutrali e the effects or action of remedy Avoid aspirin. beef. The materia medica of a substance contains: eneral characteristics ind symptoms 67 8 6 6 5 The M teri Medi .g. A book in which drug pictures are described in detail. laxatives and sleeping pills o not use nasal drops. Other things like red meat (e. liniment s.

with their drug pictures are described in detail and ordered alphabetically in ateria ateria edica . In these modern times even computer programs exist to repertori e @ @ 9 ateria edica. the repertory leads the homeopath to one or a few (similar) preparations.P a g e | 11 ead symptoms (eyes. A book in which. ering. Phatak. nose. By fine-tuning the uestions. face) Throat symptoms Stomach symptom omeopathic components. a differentiation in detail can be made at the end to determine for the patient the most similar remedy. Names like Kent. ears. the process of uestioning and observing the patient. tissues. the homeopath looks up: the symptoms and modalities he finds in the patient Referring to certain substances Showing these symptoms and modalities in their drug picture Starting from the uestioning of the patient. ahnemann are common standard oeuvres. The detailed description of the drug picture is divided in symptoms related to different organ and organ systems. senses. . It is the inverse of the during anamnesis. etc« The ateria edica is an interesting book to finally compare the symptoms of the patient with the drug picture selected after repertorisation. any great homeopaths have written edica: Allen. great homeopaths have written their repertory. his symptoms and modalities. et . B eri ke. The repertory is used during repertorisation. Also here .

Survey Demonstrating the Popularity of Homeopathy A survey has been done among 15 different homeopaths to discover the popularity and frequency of use of homeopathy among the public.P a g e | 12 patients. The reports are as follows: . There is for example the Mac epertory that makes it possible to select the patient¶s symptoms and modalities and end up with different levels of plausible preparations.

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