What is non-science today may indeed become the science of tomorrow, & with these thoughts in mind the complacencies of both schools of thought must be shaken. (Michael Baum, Brit. Prof. Of Surgery; Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 80, June, 1987 336-337.)
To find out the most similimum drug after getting the totality (qualitative & quantitative data) of the given case. With a good case taking more than half the battle is won. Dr Hahnemann has clearly mentioned some instructions regarding case taking in the 5th edition of Organon’s Aphorism no.43-104, 139-141,150-152,147-171.Also in the aphorism no he has cautioned us to be unprejudiced observer. That means; before case taking, the physician should be unconditioned with respect to his moods, unbiased with respect to his drugs, flexible like amoeba to take 100% impression. This and above all we should be a KEEN OBSEVER.
Homoeopathy – a system of medicine, which in my opinion is the least understood by the common man. Although in recent past it has gained much fame but yet most of the population is not aware of the benefits one can extract out of this science.
Homoeopathy is a science totally based on Pathogenesis of the drugs. Pathogenesis is a process by which a disease develops or the development of a disease or of a morbid or pathologic state. If a homoeopathic physician clearly and fully understands the Pathogenesis of various medicinal substances he will not think to go after the Pathology to prescribe for any case of disease in hand and will still be able to CURE the cases even of morbid Pathology. Pathology is the scientific study of the alterations produced by disease.
“The human being is an integrated whole acting all the time through three distinct levels: the mental, the emotional and the physical. The mental level being the most important, while physical the least.” -Dr. George Vithoulkas
According to the Webster’s New World Dictionary ‘Personality’ is: “Habitual patterns and qualities of behavior of any individual as expressed by physical and mental activities and attitudes; distinctive individual qualities.”
This article is intended for those who do not take complete faith in Hahnemannian Principles and advocate their own imaginary theories. They use a number of mother tinctures and medicines indiscriminately, sometimes mixed together and in drop doses in the name of homoeopathy.
A homoeopathic physician deals with energies. These are of three different kinds – (i) Energy in the man during life while in perfect health. (ii) Morbid energies in the nature, which make the man sick. (iii) Energies of the remedies which restores the man to health.
The science of homoeopathy is based on the trio of similimum, single and minimum. The minimum stands for the infinitely small dose of the homoeopathic medicine chosen on the lines Hahnemann suggested.
Though the present science of psychiatry is merely hundred years old, but Great Hahnemann realized the value of mental symptoms in the early nineteenth century. And that is the reason, he has given more importance to the mental symptoms. He has put MIND in the first place in the Materia Medica. He writes in the foot-note to Aphorism No. 16 in his ORGANON OF MEDICINE, VI Edition (Published by B. Jain, Publishers, New Delhi, V & VI Edition)