Homeopathy Treats the Whole Person!
July 4, 2012 |
This is often misinterpreted to mean everything about the person
including ‘Personality’ type, aversions and cravings, weather, time,
modalities of the ‘person’ even when well.
What we are really looking for are the deviations of these, the
striking opposite or the exacerbation of these sub-symptoms when sick.
Statements like “Homeopathy treats the person not the disease” can be
very unclear and misunderstood. What Hahnemann states is that we don’t
treat the ‘name’ of the disease, but the unique and characteristic
symptoms that individualise and represent the precise disease suffered
by a patient, which has its closest match and thus most efficient
curative response from a particular substance known to cause such
similar deviation of symptoms in healthy humans.
Thus Homeopathy treats the whole of the diseased person.
Also according to Hahnemann, this often means the totality of the ‘principal’, predominant and most disturbing disease.
An Example in practise: If a patient in their ‘diseased state’
develops an aversion to bananas, that when in healthy state they desire,
then aversion to bananas is used to individualise the persons
susceptibility to disease.
However, if that same patient in their sickness had an increased
desire for bananas on top of the usual level of desire, then this would
be repertorised as a characteristic key to the remedy and may suggest
that this sub-symptom is representative of a general state of chronic
disease as well as the acute flare ups. The same medicine may be needed
but in different potencies with varied repetition to manage the acute
and chronic phases.
Josephine is in her final year of studies of Homeopathic Medicine
from Nature Care College in Sydney. Her current areas of research and
interest are Mental Health, Nutrition, and Immunisation. Josephine has
had an interest in fitness and wellbeing from an early age, and lives a
nutritious and active lifestyle. Favourite recreational activities: Body
Combat, Yoga, and Trekking through Sydney's picturesque Northern
Beaches. Her passion is affecting the lives of her patients through
achieving wellness with Homeopathics acting on a deep constitutional
Her motto for life and business is 'do the Nike thing....Just do it'