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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

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

TO THE

CLASSICAL MIASMATIC CONSTITUTIONAL HOMEOPATHY

 

By Dr. Othonos Athos

Homeopathic medical doctor

President of the Homeopathic Academy

 

I thought a lot about how to present in a few minutes, orally or in written form, “What’s the Classical Miasmatic Constitutional Homeopathy?” the new method that I have developed. And then, it all came to my mind. How can I talk about Homeopathy if I don’t talk about its essence: about Similarity? In addition, if I talk about the real, deep meaning of Similarity, then, and only then, one can understand the Classical Miasmatic Constitutional Homeopathy.

 

Then, it came to me that I just can’t do that by using the Mechanical Materialistic Logic on which Allopathy is based. I’d have to employ the Holistic Logic and the Universal Laws, on which my method is solidly founded. I need to use a holistic analogy. And what’s better than the analogy of a person in love that tries to describe his amore. Always remember: in Homeopathy we are not dealing only with bones, respiratory system, cells and parts. We are dealing with multilevel human beings, we are dealing with the whole. Moreover, in my method we are dealing with that very subtle and fine thing called “essence” of the patient.

 

Let’s begin by examining our analogy. Can a lover describe his beloved person, if she was, for example, Marilyn Monroe, by saying that Marilyn has long nails or warts? Wouldn’t we all laugh at him, even, wondering if he is truly in love? For God sake, this is only one part of her, it doesn’t represent her as a totality and, in addition, it’s not a characteristic part of her. If he didn’t say her name to us, would anyone recognize that we are in fact, talking about the Marilyn Monroe?

 

Correspondingly, how can a homeopathic doctor describe and diagnose the totality of a patient by saying “My patient has high fever or urine infection or back pain? Wouldn’t we all laugh at such a description? Wouldn’t that be an allopathic approach, and even then, a miserable one? A “homeopathic” diagnosis based on a single symptom (Symptom Oriented “Homeopathy”) or on a certain disease (Disease Oriented “Homeopathy”) is not only wrong, it’s, with certainty, not Homeopathy.

 

Prescribing Belladonna for all patients with high fever or Sarsaparilla for all patients with urine infection or Rhus Toxicodendron for every case of back pain, is not Homeopathy. And it’s not Homeopathy because there is no full Similarity between random parts of the body/diseases with the unique person called Marilyn Monroe.

 

Well, then, do we practice Homeopathy if we take the 10 or 50 more frequently used remedies for back pain and give it all to a patient suffering from back pain? No, that has nothing to do with Homeopathy! Complex “Homeopathy” is not Homeopathy, because it violates the Holistic Logic and all Homeopathic Laws, i.e. the Law of Similarity, the Law of the Whole, the Law of Hierarchy and the Law of Individualization. Even in cooking, if you, randomly, mix bread, meat, tomato, salt and ketchup, that doesn’t mean that you have a burger! Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathy, never practiced the above mentioned methods.

 

Someone could say, “What if the lover becomes more specific and detailed in the description of a part of Marilyn? What if he refers to characteristic traits of her body part?” For example, what if he said that her hair are golden blond, thin, moderate long, with the tendency to form curls at the edges? What if, in addition, he went, furthermore, saying “Her hair are like this or that in humid hot weather, like this or that in the morning and like this or that when in motion”. What if he took things a step further, giving us an extra information, that her hair become bulgy when she is angry and oily when she is depressed? Would that enable you to recognize that his amore is Marilyn Monroe? You could be close, but not close enough and not deep enough. You would have characteristic features, you would have more similarity, yet, not enough.

 

Accordingly, that’s what Hahnemann and his students did! They didn’t prescribe according to the disease, for example, for pneumonia. They’ve prescribed for the characteristic pneumonia of a certain patient, who had characteristic physical modalities of time, temperature, motion, etc. In addition, they took in consideration the psychological modalities of the patient and what emotions and behavior he had during his Acute Illness.

 

That led to remarkable results because of a greater amount of Similarity. Yet, this Similarity, had to do with the patient and not with the individual. It had to do with the Acute Illness and not with the Chronic Illness, as we, in Homeopathy, call the State of Clinical Health. That’s why for twenty whole years, Hahnemann and his students, dealt quite successfully with the treatment of Acute Illnesses, yet, most of the times, they had poor results regarding Chronic Predispositions.

 

The common cold of the child was cured, yet, his tendency to catch colds easily, was not! Each time a patient visited his doctor with acute ailments and diseases, he got well, yet, he kept coming back to the doctor, again and again, one time with this disease and the other time with that disease. Something was wrong. Something was missing! That’s why, Hahnemann, after 20 whole years of homeopathic practice, managed to talk about Chronic Diseases and about the Miasms. Nevertheless, he was too old to put these theoretical ideas into the clinical practice and thus change the way that he was taking the case and, furthermore, change the mode of his prescribing. That doesn’t mean that we don’t owe him a lot!

 

Well, then, it was James Tyler Kent that took things to another level. He had a flourishing clinical practice for years, therefore, he had the chance to observe many individuals not only during the state of Acute Illness, but, also, during the Chronic Illness. By that, I mean, that he could observe them not only as patients but, also, as individuals during the State of Clinical Health.

 

What he observed weren’t symptoms of a patient. What he observed were characteristicsof the individual, physical and psychological traits, virtues and flaws, i.e. the special individual way that a certain person reacts physically and psychologically during the State of Clinical Health. He came close to the mode of his thinking, his tendency to adopt certain ideas, his tendency to feel certain feelings, his tendency to behave in certain ways. He came across the personality traits, across the character of the person.

 

And, he, also, came across the main idea of a person. He could decide the “Essence” of a person! For example, he identified the Essence of Sulphur as being “the dirty, rugged philosopher”. Or the essence of Moschus, as being “the hysterical girl who has come to adult age without ever learning what obedience is, being self-willed, obstinate and selfish, having volumes of real and imaginary symptoms”. Kent, set the foundations of the Constitutional Homeopathy, focusing not on the modalities of the symptoms of the patient during the state of Acute Illness, but on the personality traits during the State of Clinical Health. In addition he employed the use of high potencies.

 

Yet, he only achieved to, roughly, identify the Essence of only a few Constitutional Pictures. Most of the remedies described in his Materia Medica are but a lay out of symptoms. In some cases, he has also identified the physical pathogenetic mechanisms lying behind the physical pathology, for example, the pathogenetic mechanism of Calcium metabolism in Calcarea Carbonica or the role of the salt metabolism in Natrum Muriaticum.

 

For years and years, he based his diagnosis on the study of Materia Medica, focusing on the whole picture of the patient. Then, he was motivated by his students, most of which, couldn’t understand his Holistic Thinking, to build that mechanical book, the Repertory, which is the blessing and the curse of Homeopathy, from that time on until nowadays. A blessing as a secondary aid and a curse when used as the main tool for prescribing.

 

By its nature, the Repertory is but a Dictionary of Symptoms. It follows the mechanical logic of strict classifying, of putting things apart. We take the multilevel human being and we break its totality into pieces. A volume for his Mind and a volume for his Body. Then, we break his Body into pieces. A chapter for his Head, another for his Abdomen, another for his Cough and so on. Totality broken to pieces, Similarity broken to pieces!

 

It’s not wrong to use any Dictionary as a secondary aid, as a simple reminder, especially when you have to do with the chaos of physical symptoms during an Acute Illness. Well, it’s totally wrong, from my experience, to use is as the guiding aid in Chronic Illnesses, when you try to decide the personality and the Essence of an individual during the State of Clinical Health.

 

Let me give you an analogy. If Chinese is not your mother tongue, can you take a Dictionary of the Chinese Language and carry out a lecture to a Chinese audience? Or, even worse, can you carry out a confession of your love emotions to a Chinese woman? I don’t think so!

 

Even Kent, the “inventor” of Repertory, in his Preface to this book in the article “Use of the Repertory”, distinguishes between the “MechanicalMethod” of prescribing and the “Artistic Method” of prescribing. The Mechanical Method is but the contemporary method of Repertorising. Hahnemann, never used any kind of Repertory, since there wasn’t such a book at his times. He focused only on the Clinical Pictures of the Materia Medica. Kent, for many years focused only on Materia Medica. Even after the formation of his Repertory, he preferred the Artistic Method that focuses on the whole picture and not on the isolated symptoms.

 

The Holistic Logic insists that the whole is not just the sum of the parts. There is something more in between the parts. There’s the Vital Force, there’s the Human Soul, there’s the Human Spirit, in between the parts. Man is not a machine or a device! Man is a multilevel, amazing creature and the patient, a homeopathic doctor has in front of him, is but a unique individual. Forgive me for the analogy, but, Repertorising is a mechanical masturbation of the homeopathic doctor’s body and brain while the Artistic Method of Prescribing, is but a magical orgasmic experience of the body, the Vital Force, the Soul and the Spirit of the homeopathic doctor. That’s why I claim that the Repertory, according to its use, is the blessing and the curse of Homeopathy. And the same stands bold for any Key-Note Prescribing and for any Computer Expert System method.

 

You just can’t put the greatness of Man into a Dictionary of Symptoms in the same way that you just can’t describe orgasm or love with words. That’s why poets and spiritual teachers are forced to use images, pictures, parables and stories, in an effort to touch reality and truth. Only then you can claim to be scientific. Or is it Science or Art anything else but the effort to describe and touch Reality and Truth?

 

That’s why my method of the Classical Miasmatic Constitutional Homeopathy, focuses on the Essence, on the Personality, on the whole picture of Man as a psychosomatic whole. That’s why the Classical Miasmatic Constitutional Materia Medica, focuses on whole pictures and on the Essence. And that’s why the main goal of the Classical Miasmatic Constitutional Case Taking, focuses on the personality and the essence of the individual and not on the symptoms of the patient. That’s why it focuses on the State of Clinical Health and not on the State of Acute Illness.

 

And that’s why, because of the deeper and complete Similarity, this new method can go deeper and treat the Chronic Predispositions of the individual. Then, and only then, you treat the deeper causes of Illness, i.e. the Miasmatic and Constitutional Influences. And only then, the child is not only relieved from his present common cold but from his tendency to catch colds. Only then, the individual is elevated to a higher and more stable Level of Health, both physically and psychologically.

 

It’s impossible to give you, briefly, a full picture of my method, the Classical Miasmatic Constitutional Homeopathy. One needs to have access to more than 25 books of mine (14 translated in English) and to hundreds of videotaped lessons (40 in English) in my web page (www.homeomed.gr) in order to be adequately introduced to this method. Furthermore, one has to sit by me and watch me take the case, accordingly. Nevertheless, he can follow for free the International E-Learning project and the Four Seasons School, in order to have a complete introduction to the method.

 

Going back to my historical journey to Homeopathy, I must pay tribute to Ortega that have developed the original Miasmatic Theory of Hahnemann applying it to the everyday clinical practice. I have founded the Classical Miasmatic Constitutional Homeopathy on Hahnemann, Kent and Ortega. I have also founded this method on the Holistic Logic and the Universal and Homeopathic Laws.

 

I have also added many new things, like for example, the complete description of the Psoric, the Sycotic and the Syphilitic Individual during the State of Clinical Health as to intentions, thinking, emotions and behavior. That’s why I call my method Miasmatic. I have also focused on the deep meaning of the phenomenon of Constitutions and Constitutional Influences and that’s why I call this method Constitutional Homeopathy.

 

I insist on the fundamental discrimination between the Raw Material, the Proving Picture (Artificial Illness), the Clinical Constitutional Picture (Natural Illness), the Constitution and the Homeopathic Remedy. We call all the above different situations with the same name, for example, Phosphor or Nux Vomica, yet, not all Proving Pictures have a complete and full Similarity with naturally existing Clinical Constitutional Pictures. Not all Artificial Illnesses (Proving Pictures) fully correspond to Natural Illnesses (Constitutional Influences).

 

Therefore, I have come to the realization that not all Proving Pictures lead to Homeo-pathic Remedies, i.e. to similar remedies. The shocking consequence of this realization, is, that, most of the 5000 Proving Pictures existing today, should be removed from the Materia Medicas and should be placed in a Proving Pictures Data Book. Only those Proving Pictures that have full similarity with the naturally existing Clinical Constitutional Pictures should remain in our Materia Medicas. And only those remedies that correspond with full similarity to the Constitutional Clinical Pictures should be considered true homeopathic constitutional remedies.

 

From my clinical experience, these are limited to only a few decades of deep remedies for the constitutional treatment of Chronic Illnesses and only a few more decades for the treatment of Acute Illnesses. Moreover, when I say deep constitutional treatment, in no way, I mean palliation of symptoms or even of the disease.

 

Consequently, if we limit the use and study, only to these true Constitutional Pictures/Remedies, and, in addition, if we focus on the psychological characteristics of the person and on the “Essence” of his Whole Picture, then we need no Repertory and no Computer Expert Systems. Because the brain and the heart of Man works with pictures and focuses on the totality.

 

In the same way that you can talk for hours about your close persons, even predicting how they are going to react on this or that situation, just because you have their Whole Picture and Essence in your heart and brain, in the same way, the doctor who follows the Classical Miasmatic Constitutional method, can talk for hours without any notes or books about this or that Constitutional Picture. And that’s how the teaching of any teacher that has mastered this method, is carried out orally, live, without any notes, books or computers, out of the heart and the mind. You only, occasionally, need the Materia Medica, if you want to be reminded of details in complicated pictures.

 

Some say that Homeopathy is extremely difficult. I say to you that Repertorising is extremely difficult and boring, while this method of the Classical Miasmatic Constitutional Homeopathy is easy if one transforms his Mechanical Thinking into a Holistic Thinking. At the same time, this method is fascinating because it explores the abyss of the human Soul in a scientific way. And, most of all, this method is effective and has deep and permanent therapeutic results, lessening the Miasmatic and Constitutional Causes of the Illness of the person.

 

There are so many other things that I would like to talk to you about, yet, this is only a brief introduction. I could give you some more “snacks” instead of the “whole meal” in order to stimulate your “appetite”, in the form of questions and hints: “What are the Pathology Phases of a person and what’s their significance in homeopathic case taking?” “What’s Primary and Secondary Behavior and how important is this discrimination in prescribing?”  “Pulsatilla and Lachesis both cry a lot. Yet, what’s the intention behind this seemingly similar behavior? Pulsatilla is psoric as to intention and sycotic as to expression while Lachesis is syphilitic. One should prescribe not for the Secondary Behavior, i.e. not for the “mask” or “image” that the patient tends to project to others, but he should prescribe for the Primary Behavior, i.e. for the deeper miasmatic and constitutional tendencies of the individual”. “What’s Non Verbal Information (body type, expressions, appearance, manner of speech, inconsistencies, etc.) and how important are these data, as useful reminders, for prescribing?”

 

To close my presentation, I would like to go back to our initial analogy. The person in love, can talk about his amore, about Marilyn Monroe, for hours, because he has identified her whole picture and her “essence”. He doesn’t need any kind of Dictionary or any kind of Computer Method. He is not focused on her legs or hands. He is focused on her “Essence” of the “blondie”, i.e. on that unique combination of her sexy, “innocent”, playful, superficial personality with her plethoric, characteristic blond hair and red lips. If he, simply, reads a letter of this woman or if he enters an, unknown to him, house where she lives, then he can identify that this woman is Marilyn Monroe and only Marilyn Monroe. And he is going to be quite sure about it.

 

Accordingly, the homeopathic doctor that is trained in the Classical Miasmatic Constitutional Homeopathy, is in love with the Constitutional Pictures of “Phosphor”, “Valeriana”, etc. and has fully identified them. They are living not only in his mind but also in his heart, in the same way that the pictures of his beloved family members are in his heart and mind. Without any written or electronic aid, he can take the case of the person that he examines, focusing on building his Miasmatic and Constitutional Picture, focusing on the Essence. And then, he will be sure that he has found the deepest and most integral Similarity.


Consequently, he will prescribe the most similar homeopathic constitutional remedy, the one that will lessen the deepest miasmatic and constitutional causes of Illness. Don’t just take my word for it! Test my word! As Kent, said: “There are no authorities in Science! Only Laws!”

What’s Homeopathy?

Homeopathic Medicine is a medical therapeutic system. It is a branch of Medical Science being an established medical specialty in many European and other Universities worldwide. Its principles originate from Hippocrates the Greek, “the father of Medicine”. But the foundation of Homeopathy as a therapeutic system began 250 years ago in Germany by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann professor of Medicine.

Hahnemann was one of the first scientists employing systematically about 200 years ago the scientific method of Double Blind Trial in his research. He used it in order to prove the pharmacological actions of several vegetal and mineral substances on healthy subjects. The result of this scientific experimentation was the creation of an extensive Homeopathic Pharmacology (Materia Medica).

What does Homeopathy cure?

Any patient independently of illness or age can visit the homeopathic doctor. Homeopathic treatment, although highly effective is definitely not a “panacea”. And this is also true for any therapeutic system. It does not claim to cure everything. It has its limitations depending on the progress of the disease and on the reversibility of the pathology. But even in long term or chronic and severe diseases, there is always the possibility of substantial relief, depending of course on the case.

Homeopathy can also act preventively in healthy persons reducing their predispositions for illnesses, that is, their weak points. It strengthens the organism, raises the vitality, lessens the levels of anxiety and increases productivity of body and mind.

Although results come quickly especially in acute or functional illnesses the aim of the homeopathic doctor is not just to relieve the patient temporarily from his symptoms. His main purpose is to cure permanently and in depth by dealing with the original causes of his disease.

Homeopathy has very good therapeutic results in illnesses like: allergies, migraines, hormonal diseases, menstrual disorders, gastritis, colitis, anxious or phobic neurosis, depression, skin problems, eczema, psoriasis, recurrent vaginitis, recurrent infections of the urinary tract, recurrent colds, hypertension, bronchitis, asthma, hair falling, obesity, acne, tonsillitis, cholesteremia, thyroid diseases, back pain, dorsal syndrome, arthritis, etc.

Therapeutic Advantages

1. Homeopathic medicines have no side effects or contraindications of any kind and the patient cannot be addicted to them. It can be given without any second thought even to babies, pregnant women, allergic patients or patients with renal or liver failure.

2. Homeopathic treatment, when successfully carried out has permanent results. It is not a mere relief of symptoms but it is a removal of the causes of disease, i.e. Chronic Predispositions.

Homeopathic Medicines

Homeopathic medicines are natural. The raw materials used for their preparation are simple minerals and pharmaceutical plants. But they are not just mere herbs or food supplements or vitamins. They are transformed into highly effective drugs after a series of scientific but natural preparations of the original raw material.

This scientific process first adopted by Hahnemann was called Potentization. First, the vegetal or mineral raw material is diluted into distilled water or ethyl alcohol and then it is succussed at a certain way. Then follows a series of successive rounds of dilution and succussion. We, now know from certain contemporary experimentation, that succussion carried out at certain frequency and intensity can result to increased kinetic energy of the free hydrogen radicals that exist in the dilution of distilled water or ethyl alcohol. This kinetic energy is spent in the formation of polymeric hydrogen chains that act as a “mould” of the initially diluted substance.

After the 23rd successive dilution and succussion (23rd potentization), at which point Avogadro’s number (1,6 X 10 to the 23rd power) is surpassed, in the final dilution, from the chemical point of view, only pure water or pure ethyl alcohol is expected to be found. And this is true, chemically. Yet, the polymeric hydrogen chains alter the properties of the dilution from the point of physics, i.e. Viscosity and Dielectric Constant. In addition, the Spectrography of the final dilution is similar to that of the original diluted substance yet with smaller wave length, i.e. with greater energy.

Despite the immense dilution of the original liquid the properties of the diluted substance are carried out to the final dilution-homeopathic drug. The process of Potentization (successive dilution and succussion) has transformed the original material drug into an energy drug. The latter acts on the same energy level that Acupuncture acts, i.e. on what Homeopathy calls “Vital Force”.

This energy homeopathic drug acts individually since it’s similar to the energy disorder of a certain organism. In addition, by bringing the human energy level into an equilibrium it acts both on the physical and the psychological level. For all the above reasons, it lacks any kind of material side effects.

Contemporary research on nano-molecules, the science of Cybernetics and the Theory of Water “Memory” have contributed the most in defining the action mechanism of the energy homeopathic drug.

Homeopathic drugs are prescribed by medical doctors and can be bought from homeopathic pharmacies, that is, common pharmacies that have a homeopathic stock. They are produced by European Pharmaceutical Companies according to the European Pharmacopoeia.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The homeopathic doctor, just like his allopathic colleague, asks questions to take the case, performs clinical examinations, orders blood and other examinations where needed, so as to diagnose the diseases of his patient. From that point on the homeopathic doctor takes the case in a unique way so as to diagnose the constitution of his patient, that is, his special type of physical organism and his special type of psychology.

Homeopathic case taking includes several questions asking details about his physical and psychological characteristics, his habits, his way of life, his views on every day matters, etc. This is absolutely necessary so as to prescribe the “Simillimum”, that is, the remedy most similar to the patient’s constitution at that certain phase of his life. This, similar to the patient, remedy, will activate the patient’s therapeutic mechanisms, both physical and psychological and this will result to cure.

When a patient is already treated with any kind of common medicines or treatments it is not necessary to stop it so as to start receiving homeopathic medicines. He can take both at the same time without any complications of any sort. In fact it would be wrong, from a medical point of view, to stop suddenly and abruptly any allopathic medicine long given and necessary for the patient. When the homeopathic treatment has progressed successfully, the patient feels better and does not need the allopathic symptomatic treatment and if examinations become normal, then and only then, the homeopathic doctor reduces the dosage or stops the allopathic drugs.

This could be done in collaboration with the allopathic doctor that treats the patient in severe or special diseases or by the homeopathic doctor in most cases, since he is a medical doctor himself. Medical doctors, no matter what therapeutic system they practice, should collaborate with each other for the benefit of the patient. The benefit of the patient is, after all, or should be after all, the sole aim of doctors and Medicine.

What Kind of Homeopathy?

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and every Science worthy of being called Science, are strictly based on Laws and Scientific Methodology. Homeopathic Academy promotes Classical Miasmatic Constitutional Homeopathy which is based on Homeopathic Laws and the Scientific Methodology of Double Blind Trial (Provings).

1. Law of the Whole

When it comes to homeopathic diagnosis, the homeopathic doctor examines all physical symptoms of the patient from all organic systems. In addition he asks about all psychological symptoms of the patient. Furthermore he notes down all the general characteristics of the patient at the state of Clinical Health (aversions and desires, habits, tendencies, personality traits, etc.)

When it comes to treatment the homeopathic doctor aims simultaneously at the following:

a. to cure the diseases of the patient

b. to improve his general state

c. to improve his psychological state

d. to decrease his Chronic Predispositions

e. to decrease the Constitutional Characteristics of the individual

Therefore, prescribing homeopathic medicines by aiming at symptoms (Symptom-oriented “Homeopathy”) or at diseases (Disease-oriented “Homeopathy”) is definitely a wrong application of Homeopathy. There isn’t one homeopathic drug specific for headache in general, the same for all patients with headache. On the contrary, there’s only one similar homeopathic remedy for a specific patient with a certain kind of headache at a certain moment of his life.

2. Law of Individualization

The homeopathic doctor prescribes each time that remedy which is similar to the psychosomatic picture of the patient taken as a whole. The remedy is similar to the each time prevalent constitution that affects the patient at a certain moment of his life. Therefore it’s wrong to say: “This is the homeopathic remedy for colitis, the same for all patients”.

Every person, at any time of his life, is under the influence of many different constitutions, yet only one dominates and is mainly responsible for his disorder. Therefore it’s wrong to say: “This is your remedy and every time you get ill, no matter the kind of disease, this is what you will take”.

3. Law of Similarity

The doctor must always prescribe that homeopathic remedy which is the most similar (simillimum) psychosomatically to the Acute or Chronic Illness of the specific patient.

Therefore, there’s only one simillimum for the patient at a certain moment of his life and it is a wrong practice to prescribe mixtures of homeopathic remedies (Complex “Homeopathy”). Such complex drugs aren’t similar to the patient. They are but arbitrary mixtures disease-oriented with unknown and unpredictable counter-actions among their components.

4. Law of Hierarchy

There’s a certain hierarchy in the structure and function of the human being. Psychological level comes first and Physical Level comes second. Furthermore, when it comes to Physical Level the hierarchy is: Nervous System, Hormonal System, Heart and Lungs, Viscera, Muscles and Bones and finally Skin.

Therefore, psychological symptoms and characteristics are more important for homeopathic diagnosis and prognosis than the physical ones. In proportion more important are those symptoms and characteristics that have to do with the individual and not with his diseases and his pathology.

What’s Homeopathy?

Homeopathic Medicine is a medical therapeutic system. It is a branch of Medical Science being an established medical specialty in many European and other Universities worldwide. Its principles originate from Hippocrates the Greek, “the father of Medicine”. But the foundation of Homeopathy as a therapeutic system began 250 years ago in Germany by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann professor of Medicine.

Hahnemann was one of the first scientists employing systematically about 200 years ago the scientific method of Double Blind Trial in his research. He used it in order to prove the pharmacological actions of several vegetal and mineral substances on healthy subjects. The result of this scientific experimentation was the creation of an extensive Homeopathic Pharmacology (Materia Medica).

What does Homeopathy cure?

Any patient independently of illness or age can visit the homeopathic doctor. Homeopathic treatment, although highly effective is definitely not a “panacea”. And this is also true for any therapeutic system. It does not claim to cure everything. It has its limitations depending on the progress of the disease and on the reversibility of the pathology. But even in long term or chronic and severe diseases, there is always the possibility of substantial relief, depending of course on the case.

Homeopathy can also act preventively in healthy persons reducing their predispositions for illnesses, that is, their weak points. It strengthens the organism, raises the vitality, lessens the levels of anxiety and increases productivity of body and mind.

Although results come quickly especially in acute or functional illnesses the aim of the homeopathic doctor is not just to relieve the patient temporarily from his symptoms. His main purpose is to cure permanently and in depth by dealing with the original causes of his disease.

Homeopathy has very good therapeutic results in illnesses like: allergies, migraines, hormonal diseases, menstrual disorders, gastritis, colitis, anxious or phobic neurosis, depression, skin problems, eczema, psoriasis, recurrent vaginitis, recurrent infections of the urinary tract, recurrent colds, hypertension, bronchitis, asthma, hair falling, obesity, acne, tonsillitis, cholesteremia, thyroid diseases, back pain, dorsal syndrome, arthritis, etc.

Therapeutic Advantages

1. Homeopathic medicines have no side effects or contraindications of any kind and the patient cannot be addicted to them. It can be given without any second thought even to babies, pregnant women, allergic patients or patients with renal or liver failure.

2. Homeopathic treatment, when successfully carried out has permanent results. It is not a mere relief of symptoms but it is a removal of the causes of disease, i.e. Chronic Predispositions.

Homeopathic Medicines

Homeopathic medicines are natural. The raw materials used for their preparation are simple minerals and pharmaceutical plants. But they are not just mere herbs or food supplements or vitamins. They are transformed into highly effective drugs after a series of scientific but natural preparations of the original raw material.

This scientific process first adopted by Hahnemann was called Potentization. First, the vegetal or mineral raw material is diluted into distilled water or ethyl alcohol and then it is succussed at a certain way. Then follows a series of successive rounds of dilution and succussion. We, now know from certain contemporary experimentation, that succussion carried out at certain frequency and intensity can result to increased kinetic energy of the free hydrogen radicals that exist in the dilution of distilled water or ethyl alcohol. This kinetic energy is spent in the formation of polymeric hydrogen chains that act as a “mould” of the initially diluted substance.

After the 23rd successive dilution and succussion (23rd potentization), at which point Avogadro’s number (1,6 X 10 to the 23rd power) is surpassed, in the final dilution, from the chemical point of view, only pure water or pure ethyl alcohol is expected to be found. And this is true, chemically. Yet, the polymeric hydrogen chains alter the properties of the dilution from the point of physics, i.e. Viscosity and Dielectric Constant. In addition, the Spectrography of the final dilution is similar to that of the original diluted substance yet with smaller wave length, i.e. with greater energy.

Despite the immense dilution of the original liquid the properties of the diluted substance are carried out to the final dilution-homeopathic drug. The process of Potentization (successive dilution and succussion) has transformed the original material drug into an energy drug. The latter acts on the same energy level that Acupuncture acts, i.e. on what Homeopathy calls “Vital Force”.

This energy homeopathic drug acts individually since it’s similar to the energy disorder of a certain organism. In addition, by bringing the human energy level into an equilibrium it acts both on the physical and the psychological level. For all the above reasons, it lacks any kind of material side effects.

Contemporary research on nano-molecules, the science of Cybernetics and the Theory of Water “Memory” have contributed the most in defining the action mechanism of the energy homeopathic drug.

Homeopathic drugs are prescribed by medical doctors and can be bought from homeopathic pharmacies, that is, common pharmacies that have a homeopathic stock. They are produced by European Pharmaceutical Companies according to the European Pharmacopoeia.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The homeopathic doctor, just like his allopathic colleague, asks questions to take the case, performs clinical examinations, orders blood and other examinations where needed, so as to diagnose the diseases of his patient. From that point on the homeopathic doctor takes the case in a unique way so as to diagnose the constitutional picture of his patient, that is, his special type of physical organism and his special type of psychology.

Homeopathic case taking includes several questions asking details about his physical and psychological characteristics, his habits, his way of life, his views on every day matters, etc. This is absolutely necessary so as to prescribe the “Simillimum”, that is, the remedy most similar to the patient's constitutional picture at that certain phase of his life. This, similar to the patient, remedy, will activate the patient’s therapeutic mechanisms, both physical and psychological and this will result to cure.

When a patient is already treated with any kind of common medicines or treatments it is not necessary to stop it so as to start receiving homeopathic medicines. He can take both at the same time without any complications of any sort. In fact it would be wrong, from a medical point of view, to stop suddenly and abruptly any allopathic medicine long given and necessary for the patient. When the homeopathic treatment has progressed successfully, the patient feels better and does not need the allopathic symptomatic treatment and if examinations become normal, then and only then, the homeopathic doctor reduces the dosage or stops the allopathic drugs.

This could be done in collaboration with the allopathic doctor that treats the patient in severe or special diseases or by the homeopathic doctor in most cases, since he is a medical doctor himself. Medical doctors, no matter what therapeutic system they practice, should collaborate with each other for the benefit of the patient. The benefit of the patient is, after all, or should be after all, the sole aim of doctors and Medicine.

What Kind of Homeopathy?

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and every Science worthy of being called Science, are strictly based on Laws and Scientific Methodology. Homeopathic Academy promotes Classical Miasmatic Constitutional Homeopathy which is based on Homeopathic Laws and the Scientific Methodology of Double Blind Trial (Provings).

1. Law of the Whole

When it comes to homeopathic diagnosis, the homeopathic doctor examines all physical symptoms of the patient from all organic systems. In addition he asks about all psychological symptoms of the patient. Furthermore he notes down all the general characteristics of the patient at the state of Clinical Health (aversions and desires, habits, tendencies, personality traits, etc.)

When it comes to treatment the homeopathic doctor aims simultaneously at the following:

a. to cure the diseases of the patient

b. to improve his general state

c. to improve his psychological state

d. to decrease his Chronic Predispositions

e. to decrease the Constitutional Characteristics of the individual

Therefore, prescribing homeopathic medicines by aiming at symptoms (Symptom-oriented “Homeopathy”) or at diseases (Disease-oriented “Homeopathy”) is definitely a wrong application of Homeopathy. There isn’t one homeopathic drug specific for headache in general, the same for all patients with headache. On the contrary, there’s only one similar homeopathic remedy for a specific patient with a certain kind of headache at a certain moment of his life.

2. Law of Individualization

The homeopathic doctor prescribes each time that remedy which is similar to the psychosomatic picture of the patient taken as a whole. The remedy is similar to the each time prevalent constitution that affects the patient at a certain moment of his life. Therefore it’s wrong to say: “This is the homeopathic remedy for colitis, the same for all patients”.

Every person, at any time of his life, is under the influence of many different constitutions, yet only one dominates and is mainly responsible for his disorder. Therefore it’s wrong to say: “This is your remedy and every time you get ill, no matter the kind of disease, this is what you will take”.

3. Law of Similarity

The doctor must always prescribe that homeopathic remedy which is the most similar (simillimum) psychosomatically to the Acute or Chronic Illness of the specific patient.

Therefore, there’s only one simillimum for the patient at a certain moment of his life and it is a wrong practice to prescribe mixtures of homeopathic remedies (Complex “Homeopathy”). Such complex drugs aren’t similar to the patient. They are but arbitrary mixtures disease-oriented with unknown and unpredictable counter-actions among their components.

4. Law of Hierarchy

There’s a certain hierarchy in the structure and function of the human being. Psychological level comes first and Physical Level comes second. Furthermore, when it comes to Physical Level the hierarchy is: Nervous System, Hormonal System, Heart and Lungs, Viscera, Muscles and Bones and finally Skin.

Therefore, psychological symptoms and characteristics are more important for homeopathic diagnosis and prognosis than the physical ones. In proportion more important are those symptoms and characteristics that have to do with the individual and not with his diseases and his pathology.

GUIDELINES TO PATIENTS UNDER HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT


There are some substances that if used by a patient taking homeopathic remedies may antidote homeopathic treatment. This of course does not result to any kind of side effects but it may lead to:


1. A failure to improve the patients state of health or
 

2. A loss of the already existing therapeutic result up to a certain point

 

This means loss of valuable time and unjustified suffering for the patient. So it is very important to respect the following guidelines.
 

STRICTLY FORBITTEN
 

COFFEE and anything containing caffeine in it like:
Coffee of any kind, black cola refreshments, coffee liquor, mocha ice-cream, pain killers that contain caffeine, tiramisu.

 

INSTEAD OF COFFEE   you can drink


Decaffeinated coffee (not more than one daily), coffee substitutes from chicory, barley or chickpea, cocoa, chocolate, tea, refreshments without cola
 

 

OTHER MEDICINES OR TREATMENTS


A patient under homeopathic treatment can take at the same time any other kind of medicines and can be submitted to any other kind of treatment, surgical operations or dental operations. The results of blood and other such examinations are not affected by the use of homeopathic medicines.
 

Important Notice:
You must avoid coffee and caffeine not only while taking homeopathic medicines but also for, at least a month after the end of the treatment. If you stay some days without homeopathic medications and you are going to continue medicines in a few days or weeks please avoid coffee or caffeine.

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