Archive for category Homeopathic Philosophy

Succeptibility

succeptibilityIn Paragraph 30 of The Organon, Hahnemann states that the right medicines cure and overcome natural dis-ease, thus is appears that the vital force is more affected by medicines than by natural dis-ease. Read the rest of this entry »

The Vital Force

vitalThe vital force is not easily conceptualised!

Most people are more familiar with the scientific heritage and an atomic view of causation. Science talks in terms of “primordial chemical brews” animated by lightening and atmospherics.

However, homeopathy talks of the vital force aminating life, the “special ingredient” which causes the mass of inorganic chemicals to form a living organism. Read the rest of this entry »

The Heirarchy of Symptoms

heirarchyHahnemann insists that cure results from a similar match between the symptoms displayed in disease and the symptoms demonstrated by a particular remedy.

In order to ascertain a similar match between the disease and the remedy, we must know the total picture of the symptoms expressed by the person in that disease state. This is called a totality, a complete picture of the disease in that particular individual. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Do We need Philosophy?

why?In homeopathy, philosophy is fundamental to our understanding of health and disease. It revolutionises our perceptions. No longer can a person be segmented into parts, such that their headache has “nothing to do” with their arthritis, their menstrual pain, their constipation or their mental state.

The immediate use of homeopathic philosophy is that we know we are looking at whole and complete beings, functioning with purpose and direction. We are not a senseless collection of atoms! Read the rest of this entry »