In the last 200 years, homoeopathy has witnessed the emergence of a range of different approaches, all
with a single aim of seeking cure in the best possible manner. And today we stand here, gazing intently
at the horizon of the wide spectrum of practices in the homeopathic world.
When you approach a homeopath with a complaint, he would enquire not just about the complaint but
also your general personality. The questions may pertain to your mental sphere, your likes and dislikes,
cravings and aversions and a lot more. Then, you will be prescribed a remedy that matches all these
traits of your personality and simultaneously covers your complaint. That’s how alternative therapy
The very esteemed former president of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan once said-
“Homeopathy did not merely seek to cure a disease but treated a disease as a sign of disorder of the whole human organism. This was also recognized in the Upanishad which spoke of human organs as a combination of body, mind and spirit”.
The present day world of alternative medicine encompasses different schools of thought and
approaches to the practice of homoeopathy, which vary not only in their basic laws and principles, but
also with respect to the choice of medicine, selection of potency as well as administration and repetition
of the medicine prescribed.
No one approach can be tagged as complete and perfect, though. Hahnemann has mentioned in the
Organon of Medicine-
“The physician’s high and only mission to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed”.
Also he says in the second aphorism,
“The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of health, or removal and
annihilation of the disease in its whole extent, in the shortest, most reliable, and most harmless way,
on easily comprehensible principles”.
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practicing and prescribing Homeopathy in modern clinical scenarios.
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Abiding strictly by the ‘classical’ method, as given by Hahnemann, four cardinal principles are to be
followed in every case. These are:-
Law of ‘Similars’– Prescribe one medicine at a time which is most similar to the picture of the disease of
the patient. This medicine is the ‘Similimum’. Since there can be only one medicine which most suits the
case, Hahnemann said there can be no substitute of this remedy.
Law of ‘minimum’– The quantity of medicine which would produce the least possible excitation of the
vital force, yet bring about cure in the most gentle and harmless way.
Law of ‘simplex’ –Hahnemann emphasized on prescribing a single and simple medicinal substance at a
time in a particular case for a mixture of two or more medicines would form a new medicine with new
properties of its own.
And finally, Doctrine of Totality, about which, Stuart Close, in ‘The Genius of Homeopathy’ says-
“The totality of the symptoms is the true and only basis for every homœopathic prescription”.
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online Homeopathy certificate course ‘The Homeopathic Philosophy’.
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by elucidating the concepts of temperaments, constitution and miasma with an aim to integrate the
principles of Hahnemann as presented in the Organon of Medicine with modern homeopathic clinical
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‘Modus Prescriber’ which covers administration of remedies, posology, analysis and evaluation of
symptoms, and successful repertorization.
Physicians of the homoeopathic school have always been and are still the legislators of their actions and
thoughts. There has been no established rule in homeopathy as to how should one go about, while
treating a case.
In the ‘Lesser Writings’, Hahnemann says-
“When we have to do with an art whose end is the saving of human life, any neglect to make
ourselves thorough masters of it becomes a crime”.
It is hence at absolute discretion of practitioners of Homeopathy to execute these principles with vigor
in their medical practice and ensure that Homeopathy finds a niche in the world of medical science.
“Homeopathy would pay an important part in the public health of the country along with other systems. Medical facilities in India are scanty- Homeopathy can confidently visualize a vast field of expansion”- Dr. S. Radhakrishnan