Sunday, 10 November 2013

HOMEOPATHIC HEALING ART: DR SAMUEL HAHNEMANN

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Dr Samuel Hahnemann [1755-1843]
Homeopathy cures [restores health to] the sick [individual] quickly, gently and permanently by the minimal dose of a single remedy [at a time], that is potentised, proven, and is based on the Law of Similars.

5 Basic Principles of  Homeopathy:

1. Law of Similars 
[Similia Similibus; Likes with Likes]
2. Proven Remedy
[on Healthy Humans]
3. Potentised Remedy 
[made more powerful by Succussion/Trituration]
4. Single Remedy 
[No Combination/Mixture]
5. Minimal Dose 
[Very Minute Dose]




Organon of Medicine by Dr S Hahnemann
The Heart of Homeopathy is Dr Samuel Hahnemann's Magnum Opus "Organon of Medicine" [1810, 1819, 1824, 1829, 1833 & 1842 6th Edition]. It contains 291 aphorisms such as: 
S1  The physician's high and only mission is to restore health to [cure] the sick [individual]. 
S 2   The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of health, in the shortest, most reliable and most harmless way, on easily comprehensible principles.
S 3   If the physician clearly perceives what is to be cured in every individual case of disease, [knowledge of disease]; if he clearly perceives what is curative in medicines [knowledge of medicinal powers]; and if he knows how to adapt, according to clearly defined principles, what is curative in medicines to what is morbid in the patient, [choice of the remedyas also in respect of the quantity of it required [proper dose]; if, finally, he knows the obstacles to recovery in each case and is aware how to remove them, then he is  true practitioner of the healing art.

Homeopathic Healing Art
comprises 3 essential steps, namely: 
1.Knowledge of the Disease 2.Knowledge of the Medicines and Choice of the Remedy 3.Proper Administration of the Remedy. For the choice of the remedy [step 2], there are 100's of reference books on Homeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory. But for the knowledge of the disease [step 1] and for the proper administration of the remedy [step 3], the one and only authoritative reference is Dr Hahnemann's Organon of Medicine.

For an authentic and exhaustive account of the life and achievements of Dr Samuel Hahnemann, one should study Dr Richard Haehl's classical book "Samuel Hahnemann His Life and Work".

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Here is a YouTube Slide Show dedicated to Dr Samuel Hahnemann, Founder of Homoeopathy. It is an eye opener to all budding Homoeopaths and will help them take right decisions about their future. Courtesy: Dr Rahul Kolamkar, Amravati, India. 




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