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  1. Hahnemannian Registered Senior Member

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    WellCookedFetus says:

    I failed to address that in an above quoting, but I thankfully see Tim addressed it a bit.

    Genetic diseases are a modern term.

    They assume that something is inevitable, but that's wrong.

    Something triggers them, and we find that this something is the same as with all diseases.

    Some shock appears to underlie these collapses in health, whereby a restored but lowered homeostatis sets the stage for the onset of progressively more serious illness or illnesses.

    But genetic diseases are still just predispositions, not sentences of inevitability.

    We have cured all diseases so far.

    They change the names of them and obscure the picture, but we have still cured them all.

    Any mere glance at Kent's REPERTORY will give one a hit of this, for those medicines do not enter the repertory under symptom rubrics unless at least three cures establish its connection.

    http://homeoint.org/books/kentrep/index.htm
     
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    WellCookedFetus asks:

    You have not presented any homeopathic indications, just a name of a disease with its basic common symptoms.

    The answer to the question is that we treat all diseases in the exact same way, and that appears to be sufficient for all cases.

    You are ignoring the fact that a set of natural laws underlies homeotherapeutics, and they are the Laws of Medicine.

    This is not a small thing.
     
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    WellCookedFetus asks:

    Okay, I'll post two good examples because I have them transcribed to floppy discs.

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    The first one is of diabetes cured in the Way-Back Machine:

    "Diabetes Mellitis

    "John F. Miller, M.D.

    "THE [Cincinnati] MEDICAL ADVANCE, 1886

    "republished

    "THE HOMEOPATHIC HERITAGE [Delhi], Dec. 1983, pp. 579-81




    "May 9, 1877, W_______, aged 55 years. Involuntary urination, on stooping or walking. Acrid leucorrhoea. Sandy sediment in urine. Pain in sacrum. Psoriasis palmaris. Pruritus vulva. Acidity; Flatulence. Vertigo on going down. Neuralgic pain from right side of neck up over the right ear and right eye down right side of nose. Frequent micturition. Pressure at epigastrium. Eructations; empty, weak feeling at pit of stomach. Ringing, singing, roaring in ears. Snapping in head; head light, dizzy on looking up. Pruritus better by application of cold water. Head confused. Eczematous eruption on vulva and about anus. Stinging nodules under the skin about pedunda. The above symptoms were partially relieved by Sulphur, Lycopodium, Sepia, etc., during almost four years. The patient had complained of thirst more or less during most of the time.

    "March, 1881: The thirst increased and became constant and intense. The pruritus, that had been relieved somewhat at times, became very distressing preventing sleep. The eruption extended to above the pubes, down the thighs, and around nates; a raw, easily bleeding, denuded, burning surface. Frequent and profuse urination. Head hollow. Constipation; stools, small balls. The quantity of urine passed was about four quarts in 24 hours. Specific gravity 1040. The usual test found sugar in large quantity.

    "April 5: The patient received Tarantula CM, one dose.

    "April 19: Snapping in head. Thirst, less constant. Itching less, but still distressing. S.L. [i.e., Sacrum lactis or sugar/placebo.]

    "May 10: Constipation; stools, like bullets. Urine, three quarts. Specific gravity 1034. Itching worse. Tarantula CM, 5 doses, one every night.

    "May 17: Itching and thirst better. Urine two and one-half qt. Specific gravity 1028. S.L.

    "June 7: Two quarts urine. Specific gravity 1028. Head, light. Thirst. Tarentula CM, 5 doses, one every night.

    "June 21: Head, light. Itching intolerable. S.G. 1025. Urine passed 1½ quarts. S.L.

    "Aug. 30: S.G. 1030. Headache and snapping in head. Thirst. Tarentula 5 doses.

    "Oct. 12: Sp.G. 1033. Headache and snapping in head. Thirst. Tarantula 5 doses.

    "Dec. 11: Thirst comes on at 10 A.M. Tarantula CM, 5 doses.

    "Jan. 9, 1882: Tarantula CM, 5 doses.

    "Jan. 19: Involuntary urination. Head, hollow. Thirst at 10 A.M. Tarentula CM, in water, every three hours until six doses are taken.

    "Jan. 24: Head confounded, light. Uring [Urine] 1½ quarts. S.G. 1022.

    "March 13, 1883 [next year]: Urine 2 quarts. S.G. 1022. Dribbling of urine on walking. No itching or thirst. S.L.

    "May 28: Itching. Tarantula CM, one dose.

    "Nov. 30: Pain in upper left arm and shoulder. Abdomen distended. Pain in occiput on awaking. Head, light. Snapping in head. Lyco. CM, one dose.

    "Jan. 10, 1884: Abdomen enlarged, ascites. An allopathic physician diagnosed ovarian tumor and urged an immediate operation. Faint epigastrium. Head, light. Brown urine. Empty eructations. Phos. CM, one dose.

    "June 24: Better, generally. S.L.

    "Sep. 11: Red sand. Light head. Phos MM, one dose.

    "Oct. 4: Red sand. Head light. Abdomen does not increase. S.L.

    "Oct. 20: Urine brown. Head, light. Empty eructations. Phos. MM/1.

    "Nov. 11: Weak epigastrium; red sand; brown urine. Phos. MM/1.

    "Dec. 8: All symptoms better for a time; now same. Phos. MM/1.

    "Jan. 9, 1885: Not so much ascites; other symptoms same. Phos. MM/1.

    "June 10: The abdomen still somewhat enlarged. Has had no symptoms of diabetes for 2 years. The S.G. and quantity of urine normal. The pruritus and eczema all gone.

    "This lady has had the care of a sick husband for the last three years, who died of cancer of the face a few weeks ago. The last six months of his distressing disease, she was his devoted nurse, attending to his wants day and night. Still there has been no return of the disease."

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    The next one is a contemporary case from about 20 years ago:


    Homoeopathy and Herniated Lumbar Disks

    by K.-H. Gypser

    CLASSICAL HOMOEOPATHY QUARTERLY

    Vol. 4 (1991), No. 1

    Karl F. Haug Verlag (Publishers)



    Summary
    Two cases of herniated intervertebral disk diagnosed by means of computer topography (CAT scan) demonstrate the value of homoeopathic treatment even for this type of pathology. Both patients received Kali iodatum and Sepia. Aside from describing the process of repertorization in search of the simile, the author alludes briefly to the problem of the repetition of remedies.

    Keywords
    Herniated disk – Kali iodatum – Sepia – repetition of remedy



    The practitioner often encounters herniated lumbar disks under the guise of sciatic- nerve pathology. Regular therapy usually prescribes heat treatment initially,* bed rest on a hard surface (with traction if indicated) and analgesic drugs as well as mild tranquilizers. After improvement sets in, massage, whirlpool and exercises designed for the spine are applied. Frequent recurrences or cauda-equina syndrome are considered indications for surgery.
    The following case histories shall demonstrate that, contrary to the regular approach based on the methodology of the natural sciences bent on dealing with the causal connections [which can help us prevent such cases but have nothing to do with therapeutics], homoeopathy offers alternative treatment possibilities through the careful attention it pays to the patient's immediate disease phenomena [i.e., his/her symptoms,] which alone determine the remedy selection.

    Case 1

    The 38-year-old female patient, I.T., has been suffering from right-sided sciatica for the past five months. Periods of tolerable pain alternate with times of considerable suffering. There has been no indication of noticeable improvement, and the patient came to consult on 4 August 1986 during an episode of renewed exacerbation.
    Her condition had been carefully diagnosed by a number of allopathic colleagues. The following results from computer tomography were available: segment L5/S1 showed evidence of a medio-lateral protrusion to the right with slight-to-moderate caudal compression. The therapeutic recommendations ranged from injections of analgesic drugs to three weeks of bed rest with traction and eventual surgical intervention. The patient, however, rejected these well-intentioned recommendations. She still remembered very well the extraordinary relief obtained for a number of chronic complaints when she was under the care of a skilled homoeopathic physician. This doctor is practicing at a great distance from her current residence. Her condition not permitting her to travel very far, she was nevertheless willing to give homoeopathy another chance by consulting closer to home.

    The following symptoms had originally appeared after she slipped on the ice and fell:
    Pain, extending from the lumbo-sacral area (where it is relatively mild), across the right buttock down to the right hollow of the knee and the region of the right inguinal region.
    The pain is particularly severe at night, awakening the patient and forcing her to rise and walk about to get some relief.
    In addition, the symptoms are aggravated by sneezing, sitting and lying.

    Repeated solicitations to get her to relate any further complaints that might have occurred at the beginning or that might be present during the current attack brought forth no other symptoms.
    The selection of the simile thus had to be made entirely on the spontaneous report. In the absence of any striking symptoms that might have weighed more heavily and could have been considered as leading symptoms, Kent's Repertory was consulted to determine what remedies corresponded to the greatest number of revealed symptoms. This procedure is warranted by a remark by Hahnemann, who stated that the appropriate remedy is the one that "covers the greatest number of the complaints at hand.”1)

    Repertorization
    Pain, lower limbs, sciatica, right (K1067): carb s., chel., chin s., coloc., dios., lach., lyc., phyt., plan., sep., tell.
    Sciatica, < [worse or aggravated at] night (K 1067): arg n., ars., bell., cham., coff., coloc., ferr., ferr-ar., gels., gnaph., hyper., indg., iris, kali bi., kali i., led., merc., mez., nux v. pall., phyt., plb., puls., thus t, sep., staph., syph., tell., verat., zinc.
    Sciatica, < lying (K 1068): coloc., fort., gnaph., kali-i., meny., nat m., ruts, sep., tell., valer.
    Sciatica < sitting (K 1068): am m., berb., bry., coloc., dios., ferr., indg., iris, kali bi., kali i., lach., lyc., lyss., meny., merc., ruta., sep., staph., valer.
    Sciatica < sneezing (K 1068): sep., tell.
    Sciatica > [better or ameliorated by or while] walking (K 1069): agar., am m., caps., coc c., ferr., indg., kali-bi., kall i., kali p., lyc., ph-ac., rhus t., ruta, sep., syph., valer.
    The most frequently represented remedies are: Colocynthis (4x), Ferrum (4x), Kali iodatum (4x), Sepia (6x) and Tellurium (4x).

    Materia-medica Comparison
    The work that has been most helpful to me when doing materia-medica comparisons for patients with sciatica is Hering’s Guiding Symptoms (Chapters "Neck and back" and "Lower limbs") in which the concept of “sciatica” stemming from clinical experience is frequently mentioned.

    Colocynthis
    "Violent…pains, from sacrum along course of sciatic nerve, behind great trochanter of r. leg, down as far as knee, can neither lie, sit nor walk…Ischias." (GS IV, p. 382)
    “Pain passing down outside of I. leg...paroxysms < at nigh....Sciatica." (ibid.)
    "Continuous drawing pains in r., also in l. hip; lying, sitting, standing and walking are all painful; she can find no comfortable position, especially at night and in bed; walking difficult.…Ischias." (ibid., p. 380)

    Ferrum
    "Remitting pains; < in night...by continued motion and walking about, pain gradually becomes milder….Sciatica" (GS V., p. 285)
    “...tearing pains with violent stitching from the hip joint down as far as to the tibia and sole of foot...during the day, the pain does not allow him to step on it, but walking ameliorates it. It is worst in the evening after lying down, he must get up and walk about in order to alleviate the pain..." (RA II, p. 134, No. 209)

    Kalium iodatum
    “Pain > by walking and flexing leg; < from standing, sitting or lying in bed. Sciatica." (GS VI, p. 436)
    “Tearing in r. thigh and knee, awakens him at night, < lying on affected side or back. Sciatica." (ibid.)
    “Awakened at night at eleven, extremely painful tearing in the right thigh down to the knee, subsiding after lying on the good side; however, lying on the painful side and on the back was intolerable." (HT III, p. 49, No. 243)
    “...pains in r. thigh and leg; a darting from [the] point where sciatic nerve leaves pelvis...to...heel; motion at first painful, is after a moment more bearable... < at night, not able to remain in bed; pain in thigh, leg and knee joint, excruciating when lying down, eliciting screams..." (GS VI, p. 435 436)

    Sepia
    "Severe tearing pains in l. thigh; along course of sciatic nerve, pain extending to calf of leg and toes, pain 3 to 5 am...she cannot remain in bed, gets up and walks about room sobbing.…Sciatica." (GS IX, p. 336)
    "Severe tearing from the hip joint to the foot, at night, hindering sleep." (EN VIII, p. 643, No. 1717)
    "Pains in hips and thighs, extending to near the knees." (ibid., p. 644, No. 1731)
    "While sitting, the posterior thigh muscles are very painful." (CK V., p. 221, No. 1254)

    Tellurium
    "Pain in sacrum passing into r. thigh.…Sciatica." (GS X, p. 271)
    "Sciatica of r. side; < when lying on affected side." (ibid.)

    Selection of Remedy
    Even though Colocynthis has several similar symptoms, it lacks the amelioration while walking. Contrary to the patient's complaints, the Colocynthis symptoms are aggravated from walking, as can be seen in the above-mentioned texts, but also in the following: "Pains in the lower extremities increase until noon, so as to be frequently troublesome in walking" (EN III, p. 498, No. 894). "Severe pain in r. leg, compelling him to lie quietly in one place; slightest attempt at motion causes great pain..." (GS IV, p. 382). "The right thigh is painful only on walking" (CK III, p. 172, No. 212). On the basis of these findings, Colocynthis was excluded from the selection.
    Ferrum was also excluded, because it has only the aggravation at night and on lying down – which does not necessarily mean "while lying" – and the amelioration from walking. Tellurium, for which no references except those for right-sided sciatica and the aggravation while lying could be found, was also eliminated from the group under consideration. The stipulation "< when lying on affected side" furthermore speaks against the prescription of Tellurium.
    Without the knowledge that Sepia had alleviated the patient’s complaints on previous occasions, the choice would have fallen on Kali iodatum. However [not knowing this], I let myself be swayed and gave one pellet of Sepia (Schmidt-Nagel).

    Course of Treatment
    As the course of treatment shows, the pain at night was somewhat relieved but, in general, no marked amelioration could be noted. On the contrary: eight days later, the patient reported the sensation as if the affected parts were inflamed, and lying on the affected right side had now also become painful.
    Since Kali iodatum also covers this latest, newly occurring symptom, Kali-i. M, one pellet (Schmidt Nagel) was now administered and the mistake thus corrected. From that day on, the patient improved continuously, and within a few days she was able to tend to her daily chores. In the past approximately 4½ years, she has not had any recurrence of her problems.

    Remarks
    It is interesting to note in this that case the remedy covering all the symptoms used for the repertorization (Sepia) turned out not to be the simile. Thus, to rely exclusively on a purely numerical correspondence and to circumvent the materia-medica comparison can easily lead to failure.
    It was furthermore noted that entries in Kent’s Repertory are frequently missing in our standard works such as Allen's Encyclopedia and Hering’s Guiding Symptoms. This naturally raises the question as to whether the above-mentioned sources are incomplete in this respect, or whether Kent’s Repertory contains mistakes made by him or one of the numerous precursors whose publications he incorporated in his work. It illustrates once more how important it is for the practitioner to consult a reliable materia medica, one that is based on the primary sources.

    Case 2

    The 32-year-old male patient, J.S., initially consulted in June 1988. He was suffering from a recurrence of the sciatica first experienced in 1982. The diagnosis of protrusion of disks L4/5 [is that accurate?] and L5/S1 with medio-lateral herniation had been established by a number of colleagues in private practice, as well as by CAT scan carried out by the orthopedic department in one of our university hospitals. Anti inflammatory and analgesic drugs had been prescribed and fango [mud packs and baths], massage and therapeutic exercise were applied, all to no avail. The complaints got continuously worse and surgical intervention was being contemplated. Having repeatedly heard unfavorable reports about such operations, the patient wished to avoid these drastic measures.

    He presented the following symptoms:

    Boring pains in the lumbo-sacral region, extending through the right leg into the heel;
    < stooping;
    < coughing;
    < sneezing;
    < in the morning after rising, > 1 1½ hours later;
    < pressing at stool;
    the modalities are especially pronounced here;
    < sitting;
    < lying, especially at night;
    < walking [actually, that’s > walking; the published case report has a typographical error here shown by the repertorization saying so and instead listing the medicines found at > walking or better/amelioriated by walking rather than < walking, so we have corrected it as well as that mistaken page number there to 1066 rather than 1069];
    awakens at night with stitching pain in lumbar region when turning in bed;
    night sweats about neck and chest since the beginning of this recurrence.
    Aside from an allergy to the sun and inflammation of the eyes in the spring, the patient appeared to have no further symptoms.

    Repertorization
    The repertorization was based on the clear modalities that characterized the situation and not on [rather than on] the "explainable" [or common, expected] aggravations from stooping, coughing, sneezing and pressing at stool that frequently accompany herniated-disk pathologies.
    Sciatica > walking (K 1069, actually K 1066): agar., am m., coc c., ferr., indg., kali-bi., kali-i., kali p., lyc., ph-ac., rhus t., ruta, sep., syph., valer.
    Sciatica < sitting (K 1068): Am-m. ferr., indg., kali bi., kali i., lyc., ruta., sep., valer., etc.
    Sciatica < lying (K 1068): Ferr., kali-i., ruta, sep., valer., etc.

    Materia-medica Comparison
    Ferrum
    "Remitting pains; < in night...by continued motion and walking about, pain gradually becomes milder.…Sciatica." (GS V, p. 285)
    “…tearing pains with violent stitching from the hip joint down as far as to the tibia and sole of foot…during the day, the pain does not allow him to step on it, but walking ameliorates it. It is worst in the evening after lying down, he must get up and walk about in order to alleviate the pain..." (RA II, p. 134, No. 209)

    Kali iodatum
    "At night violent pain in the small of the back so that she could not lie quietly anywhere." (HT III, p. 48, No. 213)
    "Violent pain In reply to: the small of the back all night long, like bruised, so that she did not know in what position to lie." (ibid., No. 215)
    "Continuous pain in the small of the back, almost like bruised, especially while sitting in a stooped position." (ibid., No. 214)
    "Frequent sharp stitching in the small of the back while sitting." (ibid., No. 217)
    "Awakened at night at eleven, extremely painful tearing in the right thigh down to the knee, subsiding by lying on the good side; however, lying on the painful side and on the back was intolerable." (ibid., p. 49, No. 243)
    “…pains in r. thigh and leg; a darting from point where sciatic nerve leaves pelvis...to...heel; motion at first painful, is after a moment more bearable... < at night, not able to remain in bed; pain in thigh, leg and knee joint, excruciating when lying down, eliciting screams..." (GS VI, p. 435 436)
    "Pain > walking… < from...sitting or lying in bed. Sciatica.” (ibid., p. 436)
    "Tearing in r. thigh and knee, awakens him at night, < lying on affected side or back. Sciatica." (ibid., p. 436)

    Ruta
    "Severe pressure in small of back... < by moving about..." (GS IX, p. 144)
    "Stitches in small of back when sitting, stooping..." (ibid.)
    "Sciatica; pain... < sitting or lying down." (ibid., p. 145)
    "A digging [pain or sensation]...in the lumbar region, just above the small of the back, while sitting...[and] on walking, it continues for some time, gradually disappearing; it returns while standing still and while sitting." (EN VIII, p. 438, No. 244)

    Sepia
    "Back pain only while sitting, even when sitting only briefly." (CK V, p. 216, No. 1117)
    "On stooping, suddenly severe pain in back..." (ibid., No. 1122)
    "While sitting, the muscles in back of the thigh are very painful." (ibid., p.221, No. 7254)
    "In small of back pain…by > by walking." GS IX, p. 334)
    "Stitches in back when coughing." (ibid.)
    "Throbbing in small of back...sitting...on turning in bed...a pain catches her there as if something were going to break." (ibid., p. 335)
    "Pains in small of back...cannot lie on l. side or upon back..." (ibid.)
    "Severe tearing pains in l. thigh; along course of sciatic nerve, pain extending to calf of leg and toes, pain 3 to 5 a.m.... she cannot remain in bed, gets up and walks about room sobbing.…Sciatica." (GS IX, p. 336)
    "At night, cold sweat on chest, back and thighs." (CK V, p. 238, No. 1645)

    Valeriana
    “Violent drawing, darting, jerking pains in limbs... < sitting; > from motion; strained feeling in lumbar region; lumbago." (GS X, p. 388)
    "Sciatica of r. side..." (ibid., p. 389)
    "Intense pain in the left lumbar region above the hip...worse when standing, and especially when sitting, than when walking." (EN X, p. 66, No. 253)

    Remedy Selection
    Although Ferrum has the aggravation at night and while lying – but it lists it as "after lying down" – and the amelioration from walking, no other similarities to the patient's symptoms are recorded that would speak for it.
    Valeriana must also be eliminated, since other than the modalities > walking and < sitting, it has no symptoms corresponding to the patient's complaints.
    Ruta, however, can be looked at more closely: in addition to the amelioration from walking about, the aggravation while sitting and lying (although the original states "lying down"), it includes the aggravation of the pain in the small of the back on stooping. However, these correspondences cannot compete with those of Kali iodatum and Sepia.
    Kali iodatum and Sepia both have > walking, < lying, < sitting. In addition, Sepia is characterized by pains in the small of the back on coughing, on turning around in bed and by night sweats on the chest. Contrary to Ruta (and Sepia), Kali iodatum has sciatica on the right side, which appeared to me to be more important than the more trivial aggravation from stooping.
    The choice thus had to fall either on Kali iodatum or Sepia. Although Sepia seemed to be clearly indicated, I nevertheless had some doubts, since the Sepia back pains from coughing certainly are not unusual in patients with herniated disks and since the nightly sweats on the chest had been recorded by the prover as cold sweats and had also occurred on the back and thighs.
    [paragraph] Although it did not completely cover the picture, Kali iodatum M, one pellet (Schmidt Nagel) was administered. If this prescription can be excused at all, it is because all the above factors had to be examined in great haste dictated by the lack of time on this particularly busy day in my practice.

    Course of Treatment
    The patient felt considerable relief in the days following the administration of the remedy, especially at night while lying. There was no longer any pain on pressing at stool. When the symptoms recurred without any noticeable modification two weeks later, Kali iodatum XM, one pellet (Schmidt Nagel) was given, but it produced no positive results.
    Five days later, the condition had returned to that observed at the beginning of treatment and now, Sepia LM, one pellet (Schmidt Nagel) was prescribed. On the following day, the patient had a dramatic aggravation – to the point where he wept from the pains. It was not possible to evaluate the situation clearly since, against my recommendations, he had performed some labor that required stooping. Was this a case of primary aggravation, or had the disk pathology been exacerbated by the recent overexertion of the back?
    In order to not neglect [correction of or to precipitate] any possible further damage, the patient was admitted to the neurological unit of a hospital where he was given the same analgesic drug he had received before starting homoeopathic treatment and which at that time had brought him minimal relief. However, at present it produced not the slightest relief within the expected time of action. On the basis of the previously diagnosed findings and the urgency of the situation, surgical intervention was scheduled for the following day; but the patient was by then completely free of pain! Greatly astounded and not quite believing in the belated effect of their drugs that had formerly brought the patient little relief and none on the previous day, the physicians encouraged him to “provoke” his pain by the appropriate motions so that the operation could take place as scheduled. [Medical ethics were called into question there.] However, the pain refused to return and the patient left the hospital unscathed and returned to work. To this day, he has remained free of pain despite the sometimes vigorous strain put on his back, which the remodeling of his home requires.

    Remarks
    It could be argued that this cure following an initial, primary aggravation was not a "pure" effect of Sepia. But the fact that the analgesic drug had been administered previously without satisfactory results speaks against this argument. After all, why should this medication have had a more favorable result at a time when the situation was considerably worse than on the previous occasions, and why would it have had such a beneficial effect after such an unusual lapse of time and of such permanent duration? Furthermore, analgesic drugs are at best capable of alleviating pain for short periods of time, but they are not known to be able to bring about a curative effect.
    Considered in the light of the dogmas that have been established according to some remarks by Kent, the repetition of Kali iodatum after "only" two weeks might be considered an incorrect procedure. However, this whole contention collapses once we realize that what Kent has said about the duration of the effects of individual, one glass,** high-potency remedies of his scale was not meant to establish any laws but was based merely on observations he had made in his practice. His findings are to be understood as suggestions that never excluded exceptions. Let us not forget that Kent was making these pronouncements in his capacity as teacher of students at the Postgraduate School of Homoeopathics in Philadelphia, [i.e.,] that these students were already physicians who had become interested in homoeopathy. Consequently, they were beginners who needed such oversimplifications. According to Hahnemann and Kent, repetition must be guided solely by the patient’s condition.

    Epilogue
    These two cases were singled out for several reasons. First, they demonstrate that it is well worth while to attempt homoeopathic treatment in cases where regular physicians often recommend surgery. In addition, both patients presented in many respects a similar symptomatology which, in the final analysis, nevertheless [nonetheless] required different remedies. Furthermore, Kali iodatum was prescribed in both cases, and this fact might serve as an incentive to study this rarely used remedy. It is also timely to stop exclusively reporting cures achieved without complications, for we all encounter those in our practice. Such reporting might give beginners the impression that healing should always proceed in a perfect manner.
    Some might have liked to see radiological confirmation of how (and if) the individual herniated disks had changed, since this would be cogent "proof" of the effectiveness of homoeopathy. However, even the regular physicians do not "prove" with X rays any healings herniated disks attained by conservative measures, but they are content with the mere clinical evidence of absence of complaints. From the standpoint of ethics, physicians are furthermore obligated to spare the patient any diagnostic procedures that would constitute additional physical or financial burdens.




    Note
    1) RA II, p. 37 cf. ORG VI, § 147

    Bibliography
    Allen, T.F. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica. I X. Philadelphia 1875 79. [EN]
    Hahnemann, S. Die Chronischen Krankheiten, Bd. III. 2. Aufl. Dusseldorf 1837 (11828). [CK]
    Hahmemann, S. Reine Arzneimittellehre. Bd. II. Nachdr. Ulm 1955 (31833). [RA]
    Hartlaub, C.G.C. u. C.F. Tricks Reine Arzneimit- tellehre. Bd. III. Leipzig 1831.[HT]
    Hering, C. The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica. Vol. I X. Philadelphia 1879 91. [GS]
    Kent, J. T. Repertory of the Homoeopathic Mate ria Medica. 2nd Ind. Repr. Calcutta 1973 (11897 99). [K]


    Klaus Henning Gypser, M.D., Wassenacher Str. 23, 5471 Glees, Federal Republic of Germany

    (Translated from the German by Hela Michot Dietrich, Ph.D., D.Hom., State University of New York at Binghamton, USA)




    Editor’s Notes

    *I changed this passage because it didn’t make sense to me. It said, “Regular therapy usually prescribes initial heat treatment” but now says “…prescribes heat treatment initially.” It would have had to be hyphenated as “initial-heat treatment,” but I have no idea what that means. I therefore suspect he meant to say how I’ve changed it. Am trying to get with Dr. Gypser to check this, but it is left as changed in the meantime for the above reasons.

    **What he calls “individual, one-glass, high-potency remedies” must refer to potencies out of the same bottle. I recommend changing that to: “individual, same-lot, same-manufacturer, high-potency remedies.”

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    WellCookedFetus asks:

    We have not yet found there to be any incurable diseases.
     
  8. Hahnemannian Registered Senior Member

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    Tim, wow:

    Hahnemann was run out of EVERY place he settled, even before he pronounced about homeopathy, because he denounced all power structures.

    But you are right that the main power structure that attacked Hahnemann and homeopathy the most is the same one in power today, for they rule and make profit at the expense of human health: the allopathic pharmaceutical companies.

    They again will not be permitted to murder people at will, and we can see already that this tide is inevitable; homeopathy will come to its proper station in time without being able to be stopped, for we can see everywhere that people are sick of allopathic medicine and of being sick and seeing their loved ones die in allopathic hands a ghastly agonal, horrendously horrible, premature iatrogenic death after years of iatrogenic suffering.

    It's now inevitable.
     
  9. Hahnemannian Registered Senior Member

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    WellCookedFetus says:

    That's not true.

    Attacking a pathogen is NOT treating the person; in fact, that's ridiculous.

    That quasi-militaristic approach of allopathy will only create diseases!

    And I want to point out that allopathic exponents always key in on infectious diseases, where a cogent disease agent is involved.

    They want to interject that approach of attacking an invading organism into chronic diseases and psychiatric cases, but that's 100% impossible, for the organism is essentially attacking itself via dysfunction in chronic and psychiatric cases.

    Moreover, that notion of killing the pathogen ignores the environment of the organism that permits a pathogen to flourish.

    Healthy organisms function properly and handle pathogens automatically.

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    All diseases are treated the same way: you discern the uncommon symptoms and match up the medicine with that symptom similarity.

    When done properly, which is extremely difficult, that will isolate out one medicine as more similar than any other.

    The other ones of close similarity are called the simile, with which cases can be zig zagged to cure, but the one most similar medicine or simillimum ("thing most similar") permits us to gain total command over diseases.

    It is about that simple.

    Are you ready to read the ORGANON yet?
     
  10. Hahnemannian Registered Senior Member

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    eburacum45 says:

    Your mere opinion is meaningless and not a scientific statement.

    A priori assumptions (meaning those from general principles or assumptions to particular facts or conclusions) have always been used against homeopathy, but they are NOT facts.

    Please look into it and keep your mere opinions out of it since we are dealing with difficult mysteries in need of resolving that extend far beyond such initial doubts from mere theoretical speculations, even though they are understandable.

    The medicines are today just as valid for the same symptoms as when initially introduced into the homeopathic materia medica, so your assertion is wrong.

    Please do a high-potency self-proving and then form an opinion.

    We want some help.
     
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    Now when some people propose incorrect theories about relativity in the Physics & Math forum, it's relatively harmless, but when we talk about medicine and homeopathy, it becomes much more dangerous.

    I remember a court case in Alberta a few years ago about a young boy who had cancer. His parents decided to rely on homeopathy but child services wanted to force him to have chemotherapy. The case went all the way to the supreme court where the parents finally won. They went to Mexico to undertake their homeopathy and the boy finally died of his cancer. His death might have been preventable if only his parents had been a bit more responsible and had listend to their doctors.

    All I am saying is that homeopathic therapies are dangerous. If you don't treat you illnesses and instead rely on homeopathy or crystals or whatever, you can die. There are enougth tragic deaths in our world today, we don't need the stupid and preventable deaths too.
     
  12. MRC_Hans Skeptic Registered Senior Member

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    Some documentation of that would be nice. You could document some pople being cured of AIDS and liver cancer by homeopathic treatment, just for starters. No anecdotes, please

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  13. timokay Registered Senior Member

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    Hans,

    May I butt in Albert. The patient with aids will be carefully assessed for his/her total symptom pattern, and the appropriate H. medicine will be chosen. This medicine directs the healing processes in the right way to resolve the disease.

    There are reports of many people in Africa who do not get AIDS at all...therefore the body's disease management system does has the potential to deal with it.
     
  14. timokay Registered Senior Member

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    Mr Fetus,

    Over many millions of years, the body has developed strategies to deal with all diseases - it HAD to. And they are supposed to work EVERY TIME without symptoms.

    Homeopathy does not directly treat a bacterial infection, but it directs "disease management" at the highest level (in the brain) to the appropriate strategy for this problem....DM is at fault or overwhelmed and needs some guidance.

    So, homeopathy treats a bacterial infection by directing DM.
     
  15. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Hahnemannian,

    I sorry but I have a life and don't have the time to read through all those post, if you could summarize it or wait a couple of more days for my reply.

    timokay,

    Over billions of years infectious disease have learned to counter the immune system, they had to, infecting organisms and spreading from one critter to another is there only means of survival. The human immune system is nowhere near invincible, it fights back almost all of the time at its best performance and no treatment is going it enhance that. Vaccines teach the immune system what an infectious disease looks like ahead of time so the immune system will destroy it immediately, Antibiotics and antiviral kill or slow the reproduction of the infectious agent giving the immune system a better chance of finishing it off, allopathic medicine does not ignore the body it is still the most critical element.
     
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  16. Repo Man Valued Senior Member

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    WCF, how dare you try to impose requirements such as empirical evidence and repeatability on the proponents of Homeopathy?

    Free of the tyranny of facts and evidence, like all religious true believers, they will believe what they want.

    If Homeopathy were effective, it would have been proven to be so by now. But then come the conspiracy theories, etc.
     
  17. timokay Registered Senior Member

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    Fetus,

    Why do these bugs keep hitting the same people all the time?
     
  18. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    what the flu, malaria, hepititis, mesles, ect hit the same people over and over again? Maybe that is not lacks of medical values but do to bad habits and poor living conditions?
     
  19. timokay Registered Senior Member

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    Fetus,

    I mean when several people are exposed to a given disease agent, it is the same ones each time that get the bad symptoms.
     
  20. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    what do you mean, When other people get the flu, I get the flu everyone seem to get infected, some people have immunity already to that strain some don't.
     
  21. MRC_Hans Skeptic Registered Senior Member

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    Oh? Then why are they not being treated by the thousands? This is CRAP. People die from AIDS.

    Yes, there seem to be some people who are immune to HIV. How is this an argument for H. ? We know pretty well how the immune system functions.

    Hans
     
  22. timokay Registered Senior Member

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    Hans,

    For a start, millions of people dying from aids could have been saved if the drug companies didn't want to make a mint from the dying.

    HOW COULD THEY BE IMMUNE TO HIV? By magic? Because they have something in their constitution to combat it. Their body defences can deal with it. That is exactly how Homeopathy works - by mobilising the body defences to a level at which these diseases can be overcome.

    Why are they not being treated by the thousands? Because Homeopathy is a suppressed medical system. You cannot even find Hahnemann's books on the shelf of any library in Britain...you can order them from a Library store, but they won't leave them on the shelf for anyone to discover them by chance.

    Homeopathy is NOT ACCEPTED by the dominant medical system. PERIOD. NO REASON GIVEN. If you read the Organon of Medicine by Hahnemann you will see why...but the fact remains that Homeopathy works VERY well.
     
  23. timokay Registered Senior Member

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    Hans,

    In Homeopathy, SYMPTOMS are the tools of the trade. Conventional Medicine does not accept the "provings", where all symptoms associated with each drug are written down.

    So, Homeopathy cannot be accepted, even if it does cure virtually all disease.

    Please read this:

     
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