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-President of the Homeopathic Academy

-Member of the Liga Medicorum Homeopathica  Internationalis (LMHI)

-Member of the Education Subcommittee of the

  European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH)

-Member of the Athens Medical Association

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
AND
HOMEOPATHY

 

 

 

-Disease prevention
-Stress Control
-Enhanced mental functions
-Improved physical capacity

 

In Homeopathy we believe that all medical questions and answers relate to the answer we give to the fundamental question: “What is Man?” Voltaire, once said: “Doctors prescribe medicines for which they know few things, for illnesses that they know even less, for Man, for whom they know nothing!” Unfortunately this stands bold even for today as concerns Allopathic Therapeutic System.

 

Materialistic treatment
Our diagnostic and therapeutic approach depends absolutely on our aspect on Man as an entity. If we believe that man is a complex “machine” composed of separated parts then we consider disease as the local malfunction of a certain part or parts. So we examine parts for changes of form or function and we try to restore form or function.

 

If the treatment is unsuccessful, then we may extract the part and try to replace it with another. So it is not strange that we tend to do a lot of surgery and transplantations. Of course, there is no doubt that many times there is no other solution and such operations save lives but many times we simply exaggerate.

 

But we must all admit that this is not radical and causative treatment. We only take away one of the local results of disease and not the real causes. Usually things tend to deteriorate as disease progresses again and we can’t do operations again and again to other organs. This way of action has many side effects and a serious cost.

 

On the other hand, chemical drugs used by Allopathic Medicine tend to act locally and thus apart from the main local therapeutic effect they do have many side effects in other organs and systems of our body. Chemical drugs do not heal the patient as a whole but tend to relieve or suppress local symptoms and local illnesses.

 

Disease is primarily a disorder on Energy Level
Homeopathic Medicine considers Man as a psychosomatic multilevel whole. First there is Psychic Level, then Energy Level and lastly Material or Physical Level. Science of Physics names Energy Level as the human electromagnetic field, Acupuncture talks about energy “Chi”, Wilhelm Reich called it “Orgone” and Homeopathy named it Vital Force.

 

Today we can even photograph this energy by the special Kirlian camera which gives us a picture of the Human Aura. When energy level of any man is disordered we can detect changes at his Aura and after a while we have functional disorders and then physical symptoms and biochemical changes.

 

Many decades of years before the discovery of Kirlian photography, Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathy, had suspected the presence of Energy Level and its importance to health and disease. He said that disease comes first as a disorder of the Vital Force (Energy Level) and then as physical disorder. So he said that if disease is primarily an energy disorder then medicines to cure it should also be of the same nature. So, he used plants and minerals as crude elements which he turned into homeopathic energy medicines through successive dilatation and percussion.

 

Homeopathy is the ideal preventive treatment
Whenever we administer a homeopathic medicine we act on human Energy Level and confront disease in a deeper and primary level. That is the main reason why we don’t have any kind of physical side effects. But if we act on a primary level we have the ability to act preventively, that is, when disease is at the Energy Level and even before it manifests itself through physical symptoms.

 

Such a primary action is confirmed in many cases and is clearly shown when treating seasonal allergies. Let’s take for example the case of a man who has hay fever only at spring time. Allopathy gives chemical drugs whenever symptoms appear so as to suppress them but in Homeopathy we can start treatment months before symptoms appear and treat predisposition for allergies and bring back to order the energy disorder. So when spring comes there may be no symptoms at all or milder compared to previous years.

 

During any given treatment homeopathic medicines do not only cure acute illness but also predisposition of that area and of other areas and systems of the organism. If the treatment is long enough, then there is one more important change: extreme idiosyncratic characteristics of the patient are regulated closer to normal and thus he behaves more normal than before. A more balanced behavior leads to less stress, less anger and less irritation of his predispositions thus preventing the appearance of disorders and illnesses.

 

True prevention means action in a deeper and primary level and that’s what Homeopathy does!

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART DISEASES

 

 

-High Blood Pressure
-Arteriosclerosis
-Arrhythmia

 

Just think of a large city with traffic jam and you will get the picture of high blood pressure in a human organism. It is not accidental that journalists talk of traffic “heart attack” at rush hours in large cities. Unhealthy nutrition, smoking, obesity and lack of physical exercise are considered for many years the main causes for illnesses of the heart and vessels like high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and heart attack.

 

Last years, many researches show that psychological factors are probably the main cause of such diseases. We often talk about “nervous” high blood pressure that is caused by today’s stressful modern way of living. This mode of stressful living has created many financial, professional, personal and family problems. It’s not accidental that our language relates emotions directly to the heart. We often say: “If you do that you insert a knife into my heart!” or “this man is heartless, he has no feelings at all” or “my heart nearly stopped from fear!”

 

Local superficial treatment or holistic homeopathic treatment?
Nowadays, we have a lot of chemical drugs that affect and regulate the function of the heart and vessels. These drugs act directly to the heart or vessels and many times are life-saving especially in acute conditions. But many serious problems arise when they are used as chronic treatment.

 

First of all, they don’t cure the cause of the disease, but they only suppress symptoms or give a temporary regulation. Causes continue to exist and affect heart and vessels and disease progresses to more severe stages. Second, they do have severe side effects and a considerable cost due to chronic administration. But there are two more “side effects”. First, the patient is relieved, feels safe and does not appeal to a causative treatment with permanent results. Second, he doesn’t try to improve his way of life, that is, nutrition, physical exercise, smoking and other unhealthy habits.

 

Some allopathic doctors believe that if apart from the anti-hypertensive drug they also administer a sedative then they treat the patient as a psychosomatic whole. But this is not true. Sedatives act on chemistry of the brain suppressing functions. Brain is a material organ and its’ job is to bring in communication psyche with the material body; so sedatives do not act on psyche. Psyche is immaterial and only energy drugs like homeopathic ones or acupuncture treatment can affect immaterial energy level and through it psyche.

 

Homeopathic Treatment: a truly holistic treatment
Homeopathic medicines act on energy level and through it on psychological level and thus order is established from above downwards to physical body. Due to their energy nature they have no physical side effects.

 

When the patient is already on treatment with anti-hypertensive drugs it is wrong to stop it immediately. He can also receive homeopathic medicines without having to worry since allopathic medicines act directly on physical level while homeopathic ones act on a different level, on energy level. As homeopathic treatment progresses and patient gets better as a whole, his blood pressure becomes gradually normal. The doctor monitors the patient’s pressure and when he sees that it is back to normal then he gradually stops anti-hypertensive drugs since they are not needed any more.

 

If the patient continued taking antihypertensive drugs even when not needed, then these could cause blood pressure lower than normal as a side effect. After the stop of anti-hypertensive drugs the patient continues homeopathic drugs until it is decided by the doctor that they are not needed any more.

 

Most of the times, complete cure is succeeded but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any incurable cases. Homeopathy always aims to deep and permanent results according to Universal Laws and in a natural and harmless way.

HEADACHES

 

 

-Headaches, Migraines
-Face Neuralgia

 

Who doesn’t know what headache is? Everybody do! It is such a common symptom! It isn’t much to have a headache now and then but it is a great problem to have such a pain almost every day. Chronic headaches, migraines or face neuralgias can turn a man’s personal, family and professional life upside down. He cannot feel calm, satisfied or happy. His mind is always fixed on the pain he has or will have quite soon.

 

Common aspect about causes of pain and “pain-killing” treatment
There are of course many illnesses like hypertension, fevers, vision disorders, ear infections and brain tumors that can cause headaches but most of the times we can’t trace any certain illness responsible for chronic headaches. We then come to the conclusion that these headaches are functional; they are usually caused by muscle tension of the neck or disorder of blood circulation to the head. These two factors, of course, are not real causes but are pathogenic mechanisms. Often the real cause is a combination of hereditary predisposition and anxious way of living.

 

Pain killers often relieve but temporarily. They do what their name implies; they “kill” the pain! They kill the present symptom but another one comes again because they don’t “kill” the real cause, namely, predisposition. It is often a fact that organism gets used to drugs and pain becomes stronger next time and the patient desperately swallows more and more pain killers until he has severe side effects to his blood, liver and kidneys. But nothing seems to take the pain away! Then sedatives and anti-depressive drugs are employed but headaches insist.

 

Homeopathic treatment: holistic and causative
Homeopathic treatment always acts in a holistic way. It treads the patient as a whole, no matter where the patient has the pain or any other symptom. When the head is in pain it is possible that other organs or systems suffer also and often psychological factors are present. We are not machines! We are psychosomatic wholes. First the patient is disordered and then his head! We function as a whole according to Universal Law of the Whole and from up to down according to Law of Hierarchy.

 

If we, doctors, consider ourselves as true scientists then we should always apply laws during our scientific actions. Any illness should be examined according to diagnostic laws and any medicine should be given according to strict therapeutic laws and not on the base of simple “experience”. Another law that has to be applied is Law of Individualization. Each patient is but a specific psychosomatic whole and has to be treated as a different case. Homeopathic medicine, in order to be suitable for the phase given, must be similar to the patient’s idiosyncrasy.

 

What’s idiosyncrasy? What’s it’s relation to disease and treatment?
Idiosyncrasy is but the picture of the patient’s unique and specific physical and psychological characteristics. Idiosyncrasy makes a person and thus a patient, differ in a unique way from another person or patient. What is the relation of idiosyncrasy to Disease?

 

Let us see two examples of different idiosyncrasies: The first example is an irritable, energetic, active and ambitious woman. Having these idiosyncratic characteristics she tends to choose her profession accordingly. She becomes a businesswoman working day and night. If she has a strong predisposition for headaches then she will soon have nervous headaches due to muscle tension of the neck. Pains will have a sudden onset and be so intense that they “will drive her crazy”. She will be restless, irascible, shouting and cursing. She will take handfuls of several pills and will try to forget her pain by working even more.

 

Her co-worker is a slow, easily-tired woman. She can’t stand stress and intense work. She is not ambitious at all and works just for survival. If she has a predisposition for headaches then she will develop headaches even from normal work conditions. Her headaches will have a slow onset, long duration and will be mild. She will just have a “heavy” head. But this will make her unsocial and melancholic. She will prefer to lie down alone in the dark.

 

So we see two women with the same predisposition and the same illness but due to different idiosyncrasies they react in a different way and so have each one of them, unique symptoms. They need different homeopathic medicines that suit their different idiosyncrasies.

 

Radical and permanent treatment
Homeopathic medicines act radically and permanently by mobilizing the patients’ physical and psychological defense mechanisms. They not only relieve the present headache but they gradually lower the predisposition for headaches. Headaches will gradually become more rare and milder. In the end the patient will have the occasional mild headaches that all other people have at times. Even in adverse conditions there will be none or mild headaches.

 

Furthermore, the patient will have an improvement to his general physical condition and psychological state. Even his extreme idiosyncratic characteristics will be improved. The irritable woman of our first example will become less irritable and more relaxed and the second woman will be more energetic and less easily tired. All these will be achieved in a mild and natural way and thus without any side effects of any kind.

PEPTIC DISORDERS

 

 

 

-Gastritis, Duodenum Ulcer
-Colitis
-Constipation, Diarrhea

 

Those who suffer from peptic disorders are in a very bad condition because their symptoms tend to appear every time they eat; nowadays this is done many times a day! Some of the symptoms are: stomachache, distention, retching, burning, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and gases. Often these local symptoms produce also general symptoms like: debility, annoying cold sweat, irritability, bad mood, restlessness, no desire for work, melancholy etc.

 

This happens because peptic system and especially stomach and intestines are closely related to nervous system. It is not accidental that when facing troubles or worries or sad events we often say: “I felt a punch in the stomach” or “he turned my stomach upside down”.

 

Isolated local treatments lead to a dead end
The most common illnesses of Peptic System are: gastritis, colitis, gastric ulcer, duodenum ulcer, constipation and diarrhea. Allopathic Medicine recommends certain non-irritating diets. This, of course, doesn’t cure peptic predisposition but it aims to relieve symptoms. Often these diets don’t help much because of psychological factors that greatly affect peptic function.

 

Another treatment used is long-course antibiotic treatment aiming to kill helicobacter pylori which is considered to be the cause of peptic ulcer. First of all, this microorganism is not even traced in the majority of patients with gastritis or gastric ulcer. Second, whenever traced, this does not mean that it is the cause of the problem. Fungi, viruses and bacteria present an uncontrolled growth only when local conditions are favorable for them and only if defense mechanisms of the organism are disordered.

 

So, the mere presence or even uncontrolled growth of helicobacter pylori is not the cause but only one of the results of disease. Bacteria are but scavengers, trash eaters where abnormal conditions develop. If it were the cause then after antibiotic treatment there would be full success and no relapses. But this is not the case. Many times there is no therapeutic result or other times there are frequent relapses.

 

Homeopathy treads Man as a psychosomatic whole
Diet, antibiotics, pain killers, sedatives, anti-acids and any local or isolated drugs act superficially and temporarily. The patient may take them for years and years gaining only relief, if any. As a rule he is not permanently cured. This is the case because Man is a psychosomatic whole and thus he is affected by a series of causes from up to down, from psychic level to physical level.

 

We should never forget that because Man is a multi-level creature, his disorders, his illnesses are almost always multi-factor illnesses. In accordance, cure, in order to be permanent and effective should be multi-level. Furthermore, since his levels are placed with a certain hierarchy, then our treatment should also be hierarchical. “Fish sting from the head downwards”! Illnesses should be treated from the “head”(psyche) downwards(body).

 

Allopathy treads illnesses locally. Homeopathy treads Man as a whole. Whenever we tread a patient with gastric ulcer we know that it is not only stomach that suffers but the patient, the man himself as a whole. The first therapeutic changes during first month of homeopathic treatment are relief of stomach symptoms. During the next months, these symptoms become more rare and milder and at the end of treatment he is ok.

 

Later on, when medicines are stopped, he rarely has relapses. But even then symptoms are milder and for shorter periods. This is due to the fact that systematic treatment did not cure only acute illness but also cured or at least lessened peptic predisposition. So the patient must face severe external factors and adopt very bad nutrition so as to have symptoms again, yet milder.

 

Homeopathic treatment, acting on the whole, will also cure symptoms of other co-existing local illnesses like for instance eczema, goiter, arthritis, depression etc. We don’t administer one separate homeopathic drug for each one of these local illnesses because we don’t act locally. We give only the Simillimum, that is, the one and only homeopathic medicine which best suits every time not local illnesses but patient’s idiosyncrasy, that is, his character, his type. Not only symptoms will be cured but also predispositions that are beneath them.

 

The same treatment will improve general condition of the patient’s organism: his physical strength, his quality of sleep and the bowels function. His appetite if less than normal will increase and if more than normal will tend to be regulated more easily. That is the meaning of regulation. If the patient is a woman her menstrual cycle will be regulated and fertility will be enhanced.

 

The same improvement happens also to his general psychological condition. His mental capacities will be enhanced and thus his professional productivity. He will become less anxious and more calm.

 

As treatment progresses his main idiosyncratic characteristics will also be regulated. A very irritable person will become less irritable while at the same time a person who suppresses his irritability will become more expressive. A very risky person will become less risky and a coward person will become bolder in his actions. A very hot, sweating and greasy person will become cooler, less sweating and less greasy.

 

After all, idiosyncratic characteristics are but imbalances at the range of normal, but still imbalances that can be regulated by homeopathic treatment. This multilevel action of homeopathic treatment is due to the holistic action of Homeopathy

OBESITY

 

 

Who is and who isn’t fat?
When can we say that a person suffers from obesity? We can say it only if his weight is at least 20% over the standards according to his sex and height. For example, a woman that should weigh according to her height 55kg if she gets over 66kg then she is considered fat. It is estimated that in United States of America and in many European countries almost 50% of the population suffers from obesity and that is a very high percentage with a great impact on general health.

 

Why do we get fat?
But why do we get fat? Numerous researches have been conducted up to now. The main effort was to find the metabolic mechanism of obesity and block it. Medicines, produced to inhibit metabolic procedure, showed poor results and many side effects. Metabolism is a very complex, flexible and sensitive procedure and it is not so easy to be controlled.

 

Furthermore, metabolism seems to be the last level in a series of many levels of causes. Unbalanced Metabolism is the pathogenic mechanism of obesity and not the cause. Some other chemical drugs were and are used so as to prevent absorption of fatty acids from intestines by causing a kind of diarrhea. Being an unnatural procedure it causes many side effects because many other useful food substances like vitamins are not absorbed.

 

A second line of research examined inheritance. They found out that many fat parents have fat children. Serious doubts arise to whether this was due to inheritance or to the fact that these fat parents passed to their children their way of eating and living that lead to obesity. Furthermore, we know so little yet about genes and the procedure of inheritance that any drugs acting on such deep and complex level could be responsible for major or even inherited side effects.

 

Hypothyroidism can cause obesity due to low metabolism but only a few fat people do have hypothyroidism. Hormones like thyroxin were used to increase metabolism far more than normal rate so as “to burn fat tissue” but this affects the whole of the organism producing in a healthy man the artificial disease of hyperthyroidism thus causing severe side effects.

 

Other scientists support that obesity is an illness caused solely or mainly by our modern way of life: rich and junk food, unnatural and refined and full of chemicals food, lack of physical exercise, meaningless and anxious way of living driving us to eat etc.

 

“When the whole is sick you should cure the whole”
The truth is that obesity, like most illnesses, is after all a multifactor disorder. Man is not a machine consisting of isolated parts. Man is a psychosomatic whole. Apart from local slight injuries, in all other cases first suffers the whole and then parts. Disease comes from above down and from the whole to the parts. Local illnesses are parts of the general Disease (weakness) of the patient.

 

Any “fat man” lives usually in a certain society, in a modern society where consuming products is a way of life, so why not consume food also in quantities. Recreation often is synonymous to eating and preferably eating a lot! Consuming societies of today promote shopping therapy and eating therapy! Things get worse not only due to quantity but also due to bad quality of food: fast food, junk food, refined food, unnatural and unhealthy food, food full of chemicals and additives promising to give special colors and taste. Many fat persons usually forget thier anxiety and problems by eating. It is the cheapest, easiest, fastest and of course most delicious “therapy”.

 

So if we want to cure such a multifactor disease we have to treat all these social and psychological factors. No “magic pill” can save us from obesity if our life doesn’t change radically. We have to take care of our psychological balance, become more happy and joyous, change our relation with food, exercise more and get over our food passion.  Greed is after all one of the “seven deathly sins”.

 

Homeopathic treatment and change of one’s life
We have to convince ourselves that never ever, science will produce the magic pill or the magic cream, the magic diet or the magic surgical operation for obesity. We are fat because of our actions. Homeopathic treatment treats the whole of the patient and promotes his psychological balance and his physical health and wellness. When you feel better you eat in a normal way. When your organism works better, your metabolism also works better and your hormonal system is more balanced.

 

Many patients were helped by homeopathic treatment so as to lose weight. The most successful cases were those who changed their way of life and their relation with food. There is a wise ancient Greek saying: “Goddess Athena will help you but you have to move your hand also!”

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