Answering HAHNEMANN on this auspicious occasion.

Greeting you all on this great day.

Yesterday when i opened my in-box there is a flood of new Internet posts saying, claiming, screaming that homeopathy is nothing more than placebo, huh what a relief that was, at-least they never forget Hahnemann‘s birthday every year and their style of wishing is a real comedy treat for homeopaths at-least for INDIAN homeopaths. Haters gonna hate!!

On this auspicious occasion i have nothing too great to publish so that it can justify this day which have given us a man who gave us the true art of healing of the most valuable possession of human on earth i.e. our healthy body. So i have just attempted to answer few questions hahnemann used to ask before making someone his acquaintance, i hope you gonna like it because it also shows hahnemann‘s preferable areas on homeopathy.

Following this sentence you gonna read hahnemann‘s own questioner from Brit. Jour. of Hom., Vol. x., p. 167. and only my answers, please do rectify me if i am wrong anywhere. happy reading…

 I have much pleasure in making your acquaintance, and agreeably to your duke I put to you some questions, from your answers to which I shall be able to judge of your capability to practice Homoeopathically and to cure patients of all sorts.

1. What course does the true physician pursue in order to obtain a knowledge of what is morbid, consequently what he has to cure in the patient ?

   A true physician must pursue “Knowledge of Disease” course in order to obtain a knowledge of what is morbid, consequently what he has to cure in the patient.

2. Why does a name of a disease not suffice to instruct the physician as to what he has to do in order to cure the patient? For example, why should he not at once give Cinchona bark, when the patient says he has got fever (as the Allopath does) ?

   A name of diseases not suffice to instruct the physician as to what he has to do in order to cure the patient because every disease by name are not very similar to each other and vary symptomatically from one to another esp. the individualising symptoms. He should not at once give cinchona bark , when the patient says he has got fever because not all fever shows the peculiar characters of fever cinchona bark produces in healthy human.

3. How does the true physician learn what each medicine is useful for, and consequently in what morbid states it can be serviceable and curative ?

   The true physician learn what each medicine is useful for, and consequently in what morbid states it can be serviceable and curative by perceiving the symptoms observed in health by “Drug Provings”

4. Why does the true physician view with horror the prescribing of several medicinal substances mingled together in one prescription for a disease ?

   The true physician view with horror the prescribing of several medicinal substances mingled together in one prescription for a disease because all symptoms flowering out of a disease are essentially relates to the specific disease and not organs it effect and as a rule of nature needs a simple substance at a time and we have no knowledge about actions of substances mingled together on healthy human hence can not ascertain the curative properties of same in case of a disease. So it is most rational to give one medicine at a time for a disease.

5. Why does it shock the true physician to see blood drawn from any patient, whether by venesection or blood-sucking leeches, (Blutsangende Egel) or cupping-glasses ?

   It shock the true physician to see blood drawn from any patient, whether by venesection or blood-sucking leeches, (Blutsangende Egel) or cupping-glasses because by use of such easier ways to quite the sufferings of patients actually comes more and more at the cost of their life, vital force is sometimes weakened to an unmerciful extent, sometimes, if it do not succumb, gradually abnormally deranged (by each substance in a peculiar manner) in such a way that, in order to maintain life against these inimical and destructive attacks, it must produce a revolution in the organism, and either deprive some part of its irritability and sensibility, or exalt these to an excessive degree, cause dilatation or contraction, relaxation or induration or even total destruction of certain parts, and develop faulty organic alterations here and there in the interior or the exterior1 (cripple the body internally or externally), in order to preserve the organism from complete destruction of the life by the ever-renewed, hostile assaults of such destructive forces.

6. Why is it an abomination for the true physician to see Opium given by the Allopath for all sorts of pains, for diarrhoea, or for sleeplessness ?

   it is an abomination for the true physician to see Opium given by the Allopath for all sorts of pains, for diarrhoea or for sleeplessness because opium when given for pains of all sorts soon benumbs the sensibility but they then always returned in greater, often intolerable severity, when given to chronic diarrhoeas without regarding the other morbid signs, it constipates the bowels, and after a transient stoppage of the diarrhoea it subsequently became all the worse and when given for frequent waking at night, without heeding the other symptoms of the disease, opium, which by virtue of its primary action produced the same night (stupefied, dull) sleep, but the subsequent nights were still more sleepless than before.

7. Why does the Homoeopathist prepare gold, plumbago, lycopodium-pollen, culinary salt, etc., by triturating them for hours with a non-medical substance, such as sugar of milk, and by shaking a small dissolved portion of them with water and alcohol, which is termed dynamising ?

  The Homoeopathist prepare gold, plumbago, lycopodium-pollen, culinary salt, etc., by triturating them for hours with a non-medical substance, such as sugar of milk, and by shaking a small dissolved portion of them with water and alcohol, which is termed dynamising because the homoeopathic system of medicine develops for its special use, to a hitherto unheard-of degree, the inner medicinal powers of the crude substances by means of a process peculiar to it and which has hitherto never been tried.

  Long before this discovery of yours, experience had taught several changes which could be brought about in different natural substances by means of friction, for instance, warmth, heat, fire, development of odor in odorless bodies, magnetization of steel, and so forth. But all these properties produced by friction were related only to physical and inanimate things, whereas it is a law of nature according to which physiological and pathogenic changes take place in the body’s condition by means of forces capable of changing the crude material of drugs, even in such as had never shown any medicinal properties. This is brought about by trituration and succussion, but under the condition of employing an indifferent vehicle in certain proportions. this wonderful physical and especially physiological and pathogenic law of nature had not been discovered before your time. No wonder then, that the present students of nature and physicians (so for unknowing) cannot have faith in the magical curative powers of the minute doses of medicines prepared according to homoeopathic rules (dynamized).

8. Why must the true physician not give his patients medicine for a single symptom (for a single morbid sensation) ?
   The true physician not give his patients medicine for a single symptom (for a single morbid sensation) because a single one of the symptoms present is no more the disease itself than a foot is the man himself. This procedure was so much the more reprehensible, that such a single symptom was only treated by an antagonistic remedy (therefore only in an enantiopathic and palliative manner), whereby, after a slight alleviation, it was subsequently only rendered all the worse.

9. When the true physician has given the patient a small dose of a medicine selected by reason of similarity of the most characteristic symptoms of the disease, that is to say, capable ,of itself producing similar symptoms in the healthy individual, with good results (as might naturally be expected), when ought lie to administer another dose of medicine ? How does he then perceive what medicine he ought to give ?

   When the true physician has given the patient a small dose of a medicine selected by reason of similarity of the most characteristic symptoms of the disease, that is to say, capable ,of itself producing similar symptoms in the healthy individual, with good results (as might naturally be expected), he should administer another dose of medicine after the effect of previously given remedy has exhausted completely or according to your 6th iteration of Organon of medicine we may repeat a medicine altering it’s potency very minutely every time if a perceivable amelioration could not be obtained in special cases. he then perceive what medicine he ought to give by again accessing the whole case and by reason of similarity of the most characteristic symptoms.

10. Why can the Homoeopathic medicines never be dispensed by the apothecary without injury to the public ?

   It is especially in the form of vapor, by olfaction and inhalation of the medicinal aura that is always emanating from a globule impregnated with a medicinal fluid in a high development of power, and placed, dry, in a small phial, that the homoeopathic remedies act most surely and most powerfully. And an apothecary have no knowledge of the power of minute dose so the apothecary can never dispense homeopathic medicines without injury to public.

  When you shall have replied to these questions in writing I shall be able to judge if you are a true Homoeopathic practitioner.

 Hail to the king who cherishes only wholesome truth, and who with a vigorous hand overthrows many injurious time honored customs : such a one is the vice regent on earth of the -all-bountiful and all-wise Godhead !”

 

 I Pray for your good health.
 Happy Birth day !!

by Dr. Mrinal Mohapatra

 

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