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Collection of Gems and Hidden Treasures from Hahnemann's Organon


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Author : Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea, B.H.M.S.(with honours in 9 Subjects + 5 Academic Gold-Medals); Principal, Allen College of Homoeopathy, Essex, England; Fellow: Akademie Homoopathischer Deutscher Zentralverein (Germany)
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I) SELECTION OF GLOBULE:

1) Only ONE Single Globule to be Used for Dispensing:- (a) F.N. §246 (5 th Ed.):- ".....One single dose only should be given; and for instance, in place of giving a single very minute globule moistened with the medicine in the highest dynamisation, to administer six, seven or eight of them at once, and even a half or a whole drop. But the result was almost always less favourable than it should have been; it was often actually unfavourable, often even very bad - an injury that, in a patient to treated, it is difficult to repair......"; (b) §275 (6 th Ed.):- ".......The suitableness of a medicine for any given case of disease does not depend on its accurate homoeopathic selection alone, but likewise on the proper size, or rather smallness, of the dose. If we give too strong a dose of a medicine which may have been quite homoeopathically chosen for the morbid state before us, it must, notwithstanding the inherent beneficial character of its nature, prove injurious by its mere magnitude, and by the unnecessary, too strong impression which, by virtue of its homoeopathic similarity of action, it makes upon the vital force which it attacks and, through the vital force, upon those parts of the organism which are the most sensitives, and are already most affected by the natural disease......."

2) Size of the dispensing globule should be of Poppy-seed-size:- F.N. §285 (5 th Ed.):- "......For this purpose it is most convenient to employ fine sugar globules of the size of poppy seeds, one of which imbibed with the medicine and put into the dispensing vehicle constitutes a medicinal dose, which contains about the three hundredth part of a drop, for three hundred such small globules will be adequately moistened by one drop of alcohol....."

3) Single globule to be administered not 6-7 globule:- (a) F.N. §246:- "....One single dose only should be given; and, for instance, in place of giving a single very minute globule moistened with the medicine in the highest dynamization, to administer six, seven or eight of them at once, and even a half or a whole drop. But the result was almost always less favourable than it should have been; it was often actually unfavourable, often even very bad - an injury that, in a patient so treated, it is difficult to repair....."; (b) §275:- ".......The suitableness of a medicine for any given case of disease does not depend on its accurate homoeopathic selection alone, but likewise on the proper size, or rather smallness, of the dose. If we give too strong a dose of a medicine which may have been quite homoeopathically chosen for the morbid state before us, it must, notwithstanding the inherent beneficial character of its nature, prove injurious by its mere magnitude, and by the unnecessary, too strong impression which, by virtue of its homoeopathic similarity of action, it makes upon the vital force which it attacks and, through the vital force, upon those parts of the organism which are the most sensitives, and are already most affected by the natural disease......."

II) DISPENSING:

1) Medicine must be Dispensed in Liquid vehicle:- (a) §246 (6 th Ed.):- "......Secondly, if it is highly potentized, dissolved in water and given in proper small dose that experience has taught as the most suitable in definite intervals for the quickest accomplishment of the cure but with the precaution, that the degree of every dose deviate somewhat from the preceding and following in order that the vital principle which is to be altered to a similar medicinal disease be not aroused to untoward reactions and revolt as is always the case with unmodified and especially rapidly repeated doses......."; (b) §272 (6 th Ed.):- "......Such a globule, placed dry upon the tongue, is one of the smallest doses for a moderate recent case of illness. Here but few nerves are touched by the medicine. A similar globule, crushed with some sugar of milk and dissolved in a good deal of water (§247) and stirred well before every administration will produce a far more powerful medicine for the use of several days. Every dose, no matter how minute, touches, on the contrary, many nerves......"; (c) §286 (6 th Ed.):- "........For the same reason the effect of a homoeopathic dose of medicine increases, the greater the quantity of fluid in which it is dissolved when administered to the patient, although the actual amount of medicine it contains remains the same. For in this case, when the medicine is taken, it comes in contact with a much larger surface of sensitive nerves responsive to the medicinal action. Although theorists may imagine there should be a weakening of the action of a dose of medicine by its dilution with a large quantity of liquid, experience asserts exactly the opposite, at all events when the medicines are employed homoeopathically........"; (d) §288 (5 th Ed.):- "........The action of medicines in the liquid form upon the living human body takes place in such a penetrating manner, spreads out from the point of the sensitive fibers provided with nervous whereto the medicine is first applied with such inconceivable rapidity and so university through all parts of the living body, that this action of the medicine must be denominated a spirit-like (a dynamic, virtual) action....."; (e) Even Centicimal Scale Potencies to be dispensed in water : Appendix. P. 263. "...... Thus we obtain, even in the fiftieth potency (the new wiseacres have hitherto ridiculed the thirtieth potency, and made use of the lower, little developed, more massive medicinal preparation in large doses, whereby, however, they were not able to effect what our system can do), each lower one of which has been dynamized with an equal number of successions, medicines of the most penetrating efficacy, so that each of the minutest globules impregnated with it, dissolved in much water, can be taken in small portions, and must be so taken in order not to produce too violent effects in sensitive patients, not to mention that such a mode of preparation develops almost all the properties that lie hid in the essential nature of the medicinal substance, which thereby alone can attain any activity - Paris 19 th December, 1838......."; (f) Feeble action if given dry : Chronic Disease P. 159; (g) Even 30 th potency to be dissolved in water : §128. ".......`Thirtieth potency' in the Sixth Edition dilution of such a substance, moistened with a little water, [`or dissolved in more or less water and thoroughly mixed' in the Sixth Edition]......"

2) Every Dose of the medicine should be deviated from the former:- (a) §246 (6 th Ed.):- "......for the quickest accomplishment of the cure but with the precaution, that the degree of every dose deviate somewhat from the preceding and following in order that the vital principle which is to be altered to a similar medicinal disease be not aroused to untoward reactions and revolt as is always the case with unmodified and especially rapidly repeated doses......."; (b) §247 (6 th Ed.):- ".......It is impractical to repeat the same unchanged dose of a remedy once, not to mention its frequent repetition (and at short intervals in order not to delay the cure). The vital principle does not accept such unchanged doses without resistance, that is, without other symptoms of the medicine to manifest themselves than those similar to the disease to be cured, because the former dose has already accomplished the expected change in the vital principle and a second dynamically wholly similar, unchanged dose of the same medicine no longer finds, therefore, the same conditions of the vital force. The patient may indeed be made sick in another way by receiving other such unchanged doses, even sicker than he was........"; (c) §280 (6 th Ed.):- "......Is to be continued while gradually ascending, so long as the patient with general improvement, begins to feel in a mild degree the return of one or several old original complaints. This indicates an approaching cure through a gradual ascending of the moderate doses modified each time by successions (§247)......"

3) 30 th potency also dissolve in water:- §128:- ".......`Thirtieth potency' in the Sixth Edition dilution of such a substance, moistened with a little water, [`or dissolved in more or less water and thoroughly mixed' in the Sixth Edition]......"

4) Every dose to be raised by succussion:- §280:- "......Is to be continued while gradually ascending, so long as the patient with general improvement, begins to feel in a mild degree the return of one or several old original complaints. This indicates an approaching cure through a gradual ascending of the moderate doses modified each time by successions (§247)......"

5) Minutest employment of dose to be done:- §246:- "....Firstly, if the medicine selected with the utmost care was perfectly homoeopathic; secondly, if it was given in the minutest dose, so as to produce the least possible excitation of the vital force, and yet sufficient to effect the necessary change in it....."

6) Longevity of the Dispensed Liquid:- In a chronic case, the dispensed liquid can stay unaltered for 7-15 days. Dr. Charles Pahud have used the medicated water (dispensable) for 3-4 weeks, even.

7) Longevity of the Dispensed Milk Sugar Medicated:- A dose of Phosphorus thus highly potentized can be in a paper envelope in a desk ..... if taken after a year, retains full medicinal powder (Chronic Disease, P.181) such powder preserved in simple paper envelopes and protected from the wet and from strong smelling substances, have proved their undiminished virtue even after twelve years and more and had their full success (Boenninghausen's Lesser Writings).

8) One or More Globule: Action:- The action varies depending upon the number of globule being used (Chronic disease P.206, §128, §129).

9) Sensitive Patients:- In highly sensitive patients, a small pellet of one of the highest dynamizations of a medicine laid dry upon the tongue, or a moderate smelling of an opened vial; it is the smallest and weakest dose with the shortest period of duration of its effects; but appropriate for sensitive patients, as they get well without any aggravations. (Ref. Preface portion, Chronic Disease).

III) DIVIDED DOSE:

1) Doctrine of Divisibility:- Appendix. P. 266:- ".......The doctrine of the divisibility of matter teaches us that we cannot make a part so small that it shall cease to be something, and that it shall not share all the properties of the whole. If, new, the smallest possible part is powerful enough for the purpose for which you require it, would you employ a greater quantity than you require, in order not to run counter to traditional custom, and out of deference to the prejudices of those whose standard of measurement is imperfect? And what is the use of larger doses of medicines if the smallest possible quantities given on the homoeopathic principle suffice for the cure of diseases in the most rapid and permanent manner?....." Even in dilution, the power of the medicine remains the same:- (a) §285:- ".......The diminution of the dose essential for homoeopathic use, will also be promoted by diminishing its volume, so that, if instead of a drop of a medicinal dilution, we take but quite a small part of such a drop for a dose, the object of diminishing the effect still further will be very effectually attained; and that this will be the case may be readily conceived for this reason, because with the smaller volume of the dose but few nerves of the living organism can be touched, whereby the power of the medicine is certainly also communicated to the whole organism, but it is a weaker power......."; (b) §286:- "........For the same reason the effect of a homoeopathic dose of medicine increases, the greater the quantity of fluid in which it is dissolved when administered to the patient, although the actual amount of medicine it contains remains the same. For in this case, when the medicine is taken, it comes in contact with a much larger surface of sensitive nerves responsive to the medicinal action. Although theorists may imagine there should be a weakening of the action of a dose of medicine by its dilution with a large quantity of liquid, experience asserts exactly the opposite, at all events when the medicines are employed homoeopathically........"; (c) §287:- ".......But in this increase of action by the mixture of the dose of medicine with a larger quantity of liquid (before its ingestion), the result is vastly different whether the mixture of the dose of medicine with a certain quantity of liquid is performed merely superficially and imperfectly, or so uniformly and intimately that the smallest portion of the diluting fluid receives the same quantity of medicine in proportion as all the rest; for the latter becomes much more medicinaly powerful b ythe diluting mixture than the former......."

2) Smallness of Doses:- (a) §277:- ".......For the same reason, and because a medicine, provided the dose of it was sufficiently small, is all the more salutary and almost marvellously efficacious. More its dose is reduced to the degree of minuteness appropriate for a gentle remedial effect....."; (b) §278:- ".....What is this most suitable degree of minuteness for sure and gentle remedial effect......"; (c) §285:- ".......The diminution of the dose essential for homoeopathic use, will also be promoted by diminishing its volume, so that, if instead of a drop of a medicinal dilution, we take but quite a small part of such a drop for a dose, the object of diminishing the effect still further will be very effectually attained; and that this will be the case may be readily conceived for this reason, because with the smaller volume of the dose but few nerves of the living organism can be touched, whereby the power of the medicine is certainly also communicated to the whole organism, but it is a weaker power......."

3) Divided Dose :- (a) Diminution of strong power of medicine for sensitive patients (§285):- ".......The diminution of the dose essential for homoeopathic use, will also be promoted by diminishing its volume, so that, if instead of a drop of a medicinal dilution, we take but quite a small part of such a drop for a dose, the object of diminishing the effect still further will be very effectually attained; and that this will be the case may be readily conceived for this reason, because with the smaller volume of the dose but few nerves of the living organism can be touched, whereby the power of the medicine is certainly also communicated to the whole organism, but it is a weaker power......."; (b) Effect is increased but actual amount remains same (§286):- "........For the same reason the effect of a homoeopathic dose of medicine increases, the greater the quantity of fluid in which it is dissolved when administered to the patient, although the actual amount of medicine it contains remains the same. For in this case, when the medicine is taken, it comes in contact with a much larger surface of sensitive nerves responsive to the medicinal action. Although theorists may imagine there should be a weakening of the action of a dose of medicine by its dilution with a large quantity of liquid, experience asserts exactly the opposite, at all events when the medicines are employed homoeopathically........"; (c) Plussing: Smallest portion receives same quantity of medicine:- §287:- ".......But in this increase of action by the mixture of the dose of medicine with a larger quantity of liquid (before its ingestion), the result is vastly different whether the mixture of the dose of medicine with a certain quantity of liquid is performed merely superficially and imperfectly, or so uniformly and intimately that the smallest portion of the diluting fluid receives the same quantity of medicine in proportion as all the rest; for the latter becomes much more medicinaly powerful b ythe diluting mixture than the former......."; (d) F.N. §247:- ".......We ought not even with the best chosen homoeopathic medicine, for instance one pellet of the same potency that was beneficial at first, to let the patient have a second or third dose, taken dry. In the same way, if the medicine was dissolved in water and the first dose proved beneficial, a second or third and even smaller dose from the bottle standing undisturbed, even in intervals of a few days, would prove no longer beneficial, even though the original preparation had been potentized with ten successions or as I suggested later with but two successions in order to obviate this disadvantage and this according to above reasons. But though modification of every dose in its dynamization degree, as I herewith teach, there exists no offense, even if the doses be repeated more frequently, even if the medicine be ever so highly potentized with ever so many successions. It almost seems as if the best selected homoeopathic remedy could best extract the morbid disorder from the vital force and in chronic diseases to extinguish the same only if applied in several different forms......."

IV) REPETITION:

1) Do not Repeat when the Patient is Improving:- §245:- ".......Every perceptibly progressive and strikingly increasing amelioration in a transient (acute) or persistent (chronic) disease, is a condition which, as long as it lasts, completely precludes every repetition of the administration of any medicine whatsoever, because all the good the medicine taken continues to effect is new hastening towards its completion......."

2) Series of Anti Psorics required:- §171:- ".......To give several antipsoric remedies in succession, every successive one being homoeopathically chosen in consonance with the group of symptoms remaining after [`completion of the action of the previous remedy' in the Sixty Edition] the expiry of the action of the previous remedy (which may have been employed in a single dose or in several successive doses)......."

3) A single dose can not finish the case:- §168:- "......A single dose of which, if it do not entirely destroy the disease, will advance it considerably on the way to be cured. And thus we go on, if even this medicine be not quite sufficient to effect the restoration of health, examining again and again the morbid state that still remains, and selecting a homoeopathic medicine as suita ble as possible for it, until our object, namely, putting the patient in the possession of perfect health, is accomplished......."

4) (a) Do not give medicine one after another:- F.N. §245:- "....In the former editions of the Organon I have advised that a single dose of a well-selected homoeopathic medicine should always be allowed first fully to expend its action before a new medicine is given or the same one repeated - a doctrine which was the result of the positive experience that neither by a larger dose of the remedy, which may have been well chosen (as has been again recently proposed, but which would be very like a retrograde movement); nor, what amounts to the same thing, by several small doses of it given in quick succession, can the greatest possible good be effected in the treatment of diseases, more especially of chronic ones; and the reason of this is, that by such a procedure the vital force does not quietly adapt itself to the transition from the natural disease to the similar medicinal disease, but is usually so violently excited and disturbed by a larger dose, or by smaller doses of even a homoeopathically chosen remedy given rapidly one after the other, that in most cases its reaction will be anything but salutary and will do more harm than good....."; (b) Against frequent repetition:- §276 6 th ed:- "......Too large doses of an accurately chosen homoeopathic medicine, and especially when frequently repeated, bring about much trouble as a rule. They put the patient not seldom in danger of life or make this disease almost incurable....."

5) Intercurrent medicines:- Sulph - Heps - Sulph à F.N. §246:- "......When for other serious chronic diseases also we may consider it requisite, as far as we can calculate, to give eight, nine or ten doses of tinct. sulph (at X) it is yet more expedient in such cases, instead of giving them in uninterrupted succession, to interpose after every, or every second or third dose, a dose of another medicine, which in this case is next in point of homoeopathic suitableness to sulphur (usually hep. sulph) and to allow this likewise to act for eight, nine, twelve or fourteen days before again commencing a course of three doses of sulphur.....";

6) Vital force do not allow several doses:- F.N. 246:- "....But it not infrequently happens that the vital force refuses to permit several doses of sulphur, even though they may be essen tial for the cure of the chronic malady and are given at the intervals mentioned above, to act quietly on itself; this refusal it reveals by some, though moderate, sulphur symptoms, which it allows to appear in the patient during the treatment. In such cases it is sometimes advisable to administer a small dose of nxu vom. X, allowing it to act for eight or ten days, in order to dispose the system again to allow succeeding doses of the sulphur to act quietly and effectually upon it......"

7) Slight Aggravation is always expected after ingestion of the remedy:- §279 "....This pure experience shows UNIVERSALLY, that if the disease do not manifestly depend on a considerable deterioration of an important viscus (even though it belong to the chronic and complicated diseases), and if during the treatment all other alien medicinal influences are kept away from the patients, the dose of the homoeopathically selected remedy [`selected and highly potentized' in the Sixth Edition] can never be prepared so small that it shall not be stronger than the natural disease, and shall not be able to overpower, extinguish and cure it, at least in part* as long as it is capable of causing some, though but a slight preponderance of its own symptoms over those of the disease resembling it (slight homoeopathic aggravation, §§ 157-160) immediately after its ingestion...."

8) Ascending the Potency:- Before 6 th of Organon was published, Hahnemann used to descend but in 6 th edition, he mentions about ascending (§246 FN, 76 th ed) (§ 270 FN, 6 th edition).

9) Concluding Part of Treatment:- Towards the end of treatment of a Chronic disease, Hahnemann says, when there is gradual improvement continues and no new symptoms freshly appears, then put the patient on placebo for 10-15 days. If the symptoms present at the end stge are of medical and similar with that of the original natural disease of the patient, then those remaining symptoms would disappear within few days, automatically, without any medication but with good diet and controlled regimen. But even after few days, if those symptoms remained, which explicits that the main disease has not fully been extinguished, then the medicinal power to be ascended to finish the treatment. But in nervous, sensitive patients, doses should be small and with less succession so that their vital force is not severely stimulated; whereas with less sensitive patients, rapidly repeating doses in ascending order, can be given (§281).

10) Descending the Potency:- After 30C, Hahnemann would have given 18C (Chronic Disease, P-127). In weak, sensitive patients with Centicimal scale, one may descend in order to avoid the aggravation.

11) Repetition:- Do not repeat frequently in cases of structural/organic changes and weak, debilitated patients (§75, §76, §279). Repeat the dose with succussino (§247) and thereby gradually raising the power till the improvement continues and no new symptoms appears, with which the patient has not suffered in past (§280). This also ind icates that patient should not suffer from medicinal disease for a long time to get rid of the natural disease (§148).

V) PLACEBO:

Application of Placebo :- (a) §91(5 th Ed):- "......When the disease is of a chronic character, and the patient has been taking medicine up to the time he is seen, the physician may with advantage leave him some days quite without medicine, or in the meantime administer something of an unmedicinal nature and defer to a subsequent period the more precise scrutiny of the morbid symptoms, in order to be able to grasp in their purity the permanent uncontaminated symptoms of the old affection and to form a faithful picture of the disease......"; (b) §281 (6 th Ed.):- ".......In order to be convinced of this, the patient is left without any medicine for eight, ten or fifteen days, meanwhile giving him only some powders of sugar of milk. If the few last complaints are due to the medicine simulating the former original disease symptoms, then these complaints will disappear in a few days or hours. If during these days without medicine, while continuing good hygienic regulations nothing more of the original disease is seen, he is probably cured....."

VI) POLYPHARMACY:

Against Polypharmacy :- F.N. §272:- "..........Some homoeopathists have made the experiment, in cases where they deemed one remedy homoepathicaly suita ble for one portion of the symptoms of a case of disease, and a second for another portion, of administering both remedies at the same or almost at the same time; but I earnestly deprecate such a hazardous experiment, which can never be necessary, though it may sometimes seem to be of use......."

VII) WRONG PRESCRIPTION:

1) Previous Prescription is wrong:- §166:- "......Such a case is, however, very rare, owing to the increased number of medicines whose pure effects are now known, and the bad effects resulting from it, when they do occur, are diminished whenever a subsequent medicine, of more accurate resemblance, can be selected......"

Bad effects of imperfect prescriptions are corrected by the subsequent correct prescription.

2) If two medicines are indicated, prescribe the most indicated one:- After that's action is over, do not automatically prescribe the second one but re-examine the case: §169:- "......That the totality of the symptoms of the disease would not be effectually covered by the disease elements of a single medicine - owning to the insufficient number of known medicines, - but that two medicines contend for the preference in point of appropriateness, one of which is more homoeoapthically suitable for one part, the other for another part of the symptoms of the disease, it is not advisable, after the employment of the more suitable of the two medicines, to administer the other without fresh examination......."

3) No requirement of Antidote, next selected medicine antidotes the former:- F.N. §249:- "........`The well informed and conscientiously careful physician will nev er be in a position to require an antidote in his practice if he will begin, as he should, to give the selected medicine in the smallest possible dose. A like minute dose of a better chosen remedy will re-establish order throughout......"

4) When the first prescription is a wrong prescription:- §249:- "....Every medicine prescribed for a case of disease which, in the course of its action, produces new and troublesome symptoms not appertaining to the disease to be cured, is not capable of effecting real improvement, and cannot be considered as homoeopathically selected; it must, therefore, either, if the aggravation be considerable, be first partially neutralized as soon as possible by an antidote before giving the next remedy chosen more accurately according to similarity of action; or if the troublesome symptoms be not very violent, the next remedy must be given immediately, in order to take the place of the improperly selected one......"

VIII) CHOICE OF SYMPTOMS:

1) PQRS Symptoms:- (a) §153:- "......In this search for a homoeopathic specific remedy, that is to say, in this comparison of the collective symptoms of the natural disease with the list of symptoms of known medicines, in order to find among these an artificial morbific agent corresponding by similarity to the disease to be cured, the more striking, singular, uncommon and peculiar (characteristic) signs and symptoms of the case of disease are chiefly and most solely to eb kept in view......"; (b) §164:- "......The small number of homoeopathic symptoms present in the best selected medicine is no obstacle to the cure in cases where these few medicinal symptoms are chiefly of an uncommon kind and such as are peculiarly distinctive (characteristic) of the disease; the cure takes place under such circumstances without any particular disturbance......"; (c) §209:- "......The most striking and peculiar (characteristic) symptoms, in accordance with which he selects the first antipsoric or other remedy having the greatest symptomatic resemblance, for the commencement of the treatment, and so forth......"

2) Do not prescribe on undefined, non-characteristic, vague symptoms:- §165:- "......If the remedy correspond to the disease only in the general, vaguely described, ind efinite states (nausea, debility, headache, and so forth), and if there be among the known medicines none more homoeopathically appropriate, in that case the physician cannot promise himself any immediate favourable result from the employment of this unhomoeoapthic medicine......"

IX) MIASM:

1) Homoeopathician Treats the Miasm, Upon which the Malady Depends:- (a) §205:- "......Primary symptoms have already been destroyed by them by means of external remedies, and that he has now to do more with the secondary ones, i.e., the affections resulting from the breaking forth and development of these inherent miasms, but especially with the chronic diseases evolved from internal psora, the internal treatment of which, as far as a single physician can elucidate it by many years of reflection, observation and experience, I have endeavoured to point out in my work on Chronic Diseases, to which I must refer the reader......."; (b) F.N. §282:- "..........The dynamic, inimical principle exerting its influence upon the vital energy is the essen ce of these external signs of the inner mali gnant miasms that can be extinguished solely by the action of a homoeopathic medicine upon the vital principle which affects it in a similar but stronger manner and thus extracts the sensation of internal and external spirit-like (conceptual) disease energy in such a way that it no longer exists for the life principle (for the organism) and thus release the patient of his illness and he is cured......."; (c) Mixed miasmatic state-§206:- ".....Fundamental cause of chronic diseases, either united (complicated) with syphilis (or with sycosis), if the latter infections have avowedly occurred; [`At times, both miasms may be complicated also with sycosis in chronically diseased organisms'....."


2) Psora is undoubtedly the constitutional state of deficiency or lack:- Alteration of rhythm à stagnation à immobility à this deficiency / inhibition à will bring on a disposition to various immediate disturbances à (e.g. every action has its equal & opposite reaction) à In an attempt to compensate for deficiency. The first reaction of an aggressive agent à Inhibition (Psora) à second reaction: Fight (Sycosis) à Third reaction: Aggression (Syphilis).

X) POTENCY:

1) High Potencies can be Dangerous:- §276:- "......Does harm in every dose that is too large, the more harm the larger the dose, and by the magnitude of the dose [`and in strongdoses' in the Sixth Edition] it does more harm the greater its homoeopathicity and the higher the potency selected......"

2) Centicimal Scale and Hahnemann:- Hahnemann have used Centicimal scale till later years, even before death, after the discovery of LM. In very sensitive patients and with very complicated chronic disease, Centicimals were used.

3) Hahnemann's Own Posology:- Hahnemann did used Jenichen's 1600 C Potency and occasionally 1000 (Ref. Life & Letters of Hahnemann by Dr. Richard Haehl).

4) 30C: The Universal Potency of Hahnemann:- His essay titled "Remarks on extreme attenuation of Homoeopathic medicines", written on 30 th May 1832 regarding the high power medicines, Hahnemann mentioned its good effect; but in order to standardize and maintain an uniformity of results in Homoeopathic treatment amongst all homoeopaths, he recommended the universal usage of 30C potency. (Ref. Lesser Writings by Dr. Dudgeon).

XI) L. M. POTENCY:

1) Dispensing LM Potency:- F.N. §248:- "......Thus in chronic diseases, every correctly chosen homjoeopathic medicine, even those whose action is of long duration, may be repeated daily for months with ever increasing success......"

2) L.M. Potency Repetition:- (a) Repeat until recovery ensues (§248):- (a) "......Thus in chronic diseases, every correctly chosen homoeopathic medicine, even those whose action is of long duration, may be repeated daily for months with ever increasing success......"; (b) ".....On the other hand, should there appear during almost daily repetition of the well indicated homoeopathic remedy, towards the end of the treatment of a chronic disease, so-called (§161) homoeopathic aggravations by which the balance of the morbid symptoms seem to again increase somewhat (the medicinal disease, similar to the original, now alone persistently manifests itself)......"; (b) Repeat until the patient experience continued improvement (§248); (c) Do not repeat during progressive improvement (§246):- ".......Continue so long as the patient experiences continued improvement without encountering one or another complaint that he nev er had before in his life......"; (d) Can be given daily and for months (§ F.N. 246):- "......But during the last four or five years, however, all these difficulties are wholly solved by my new altered but perfected method. The same carefully selected medicine may now be given daily and for mont hs, if necessary in this way, namely, after the lower degree of potency has been used for one or two weeks in the treatment of chronic disease......"; (e) §280 (Continue till return of old disease):- "......Is to be continued while gradually ascending, so long as the patient with general improvement, begins to feel in a mild degree the return of one or several old original complaints. This indicates an approaching cure through a gradual ascending of the moderate doses modified each time by successions (§247)......"

3) Repetition of LM Potency of medicine:- (a) F.N. §246:- (i) "......On the other hand, however, practice shows us that though a single one of these small doses may suffice to accomplish almost all that it was possible for this medicine to do under the circumstances, in some, and especially in slight cases of disease, particularly in those of young children and very delicate and excitable adults, yet that in many, indeed in most cases, not only of very chronic diseases that have already made great progress and have frequently been aggravated bya previous employment of inappropriate medicines, but also of serious acute diseases, one such smallest dose of medicine in our highly potentized dynamization is evidently insufficient to effect all the curative action that might be expected from that medicine, for it may unquestionably be requisite to administer several of them, in order that the vital force may be pathogenetically altered by them to such a degree and its salutary reaction stimulated to such a height, as to enable it to completely extinguish, by its reaction, the whole of that portion of the original disease that it lay in the power of the well-selected homoeopathic remedy to eradicate; the best chosen medicine in such a small dose, given but once, might certainly be of some service, but would not be nearly sufficient....."; (ii) "......I perceived that, in order to discover this true middle parth, we must be guided as well by the nature of the different medicinal substances, as also by the corporeal constitution of the patient and the magnitude of his disease, so that - to give an example from the use of sulphur in chronic (psoric) diseases - the smallest dose of it (tinct. Sulph. X) can seldom be repeated with advantage, even in robust patients and in fully developed psora, oftener than every seven days, a period of time which msut be proportionally lengthened when we have to treat weaker and more excitable patients of this kind; in such cases we would do well to give such a dose only every nine, twelve, or fourteen days, and continue to repeat the medicine until it ceases to be of service. We thus find (to abide bythe instance of sulphur) that in sporic diseases seldom fewer than four, often, however, six, eight and even ten such doses (tinct. sulph X) are required to be successively administered at these intervals for the complete annihilation of the whole portion of the chronic disease....."; (iii) "......When for other serious chronic diseases also we may consider it requisite, as far as we can calculate, to give eight, nine or ten doses of tinct. sulph (at X) it is yet more expedient in such cases, instead of giving them in uninterrupted succession, to interpose after every, or every second or third dose, a dose of another medicine, which in this case is next in point of homoeopathic suitableness to sulphur (usually hep. sulph) and to allow this likewise to act for eight, nine, twelve or fourteen days before again commencing a course of three doses of sulphur....."; (iv) "......But during the last four or five years, however, all these difficulties are wholly solved by my new altered but perfected method. The same carefully selected medicine may now be given daily and for mont hs, if necessary in this way, namely, after the lower degree of potency has been used for one or two weeks in the treatment of chronic disease....."; (b) F.N. §247:- "......We ought not even with the best chosen homoeopathic medicine, for instance one pellet of the same potency that was beneficial at first, to let the patient have a second or third dose, taken dry. In the same way, if the medicine was dissolved in water and the first dose proved beneficial, a second or third and even smaller dose from the bottle standing undisturbed, even in intervals of a few days, would prove no longer beneficial, even though the original preparation had been potentized with ten successions or as I suggested latter with but two successions in order to obviate this disadvantage and this according to above reasons. But through modification of every dose in its dynamization degree, as I herewith teach, there exists no offense, even if the doses be repeated more frequently, even if the medicine be ever so highly potentized with ever so many successions. It almost seems as if the best selected homoeopathic remedy could best extract the morbid disorder from the vital force and in chronic diseases to extinghish the same only if applied in several different forms......"; (c) §248:- (i) "......Thus in chronic diseases, every correctly chosen homjoeopathic medicine, even those whose action is of long duration, may be repeated daily for mont hs with ever increasing success......"; (ii) ".....On the other hand, should there appear during almost daily repetition of the well indicated homoeopathic remedy, towards the end of the treatment of a chronic disease, so-called (§161) homoeopathic aggravations by which the balance of the morbid symptoms seem to again increase somewhat (the medicinal disease, similar to the original, now alone persistently manifests itself)......"

4) Aggravation in LM Scale:- Dr. Charles Pahud refers a case of knee rheumatism, where he has got dramatic improvement with Rhus Tox 30C and 200C, whereas LM6 have had caused a tremendous aggravation; with which the patient suffered for 10 days and then again Rhus Tox 30C has given, and the aggravation being controlled (Ref. British Homoeopathic Journal; April' 50).

5) Equivalent of LM 30 = 73C.

XII) TREATING INFANTS:

Breast-fed infant gets the medical (dynamic) energy from mother :- F.N. §285:- "......The power of medicines acting upon the infant through the milk of the mother or wet nurse is wonderfully helpful. Every disease in a child yields to the righty chosen homoeopathic medicines given in moderate doses to the nursing mother and so administered, is more easily and certainly utilized by these new world-citizens than is possible in later years. Since most infants usually have imparted to them psora through the milk of the nurse, if they do not already posses it through heredity from the mother, they may be at the same time protected antipsorically by means of the milk of the nurse rendered medicinally in this manner......"


XIII) EXTERNAL APPLICATION:

Figwarts: external as well as internal application of medicine is permissible :- F.N. §283:- ".....Experience, however, teaches that the itch, plus its external manifestations, as well as the chancre, together with the inner venereal miasm, can and must be cured only by means of specific medicines taken internally. But the figwarts, if they have existed for some time without treatment, have need for their perfect cure, the external application of their specific medicines as well as their internal use at the same time......."

XIV) OLFACTION OF MEDICINES:

1) Olfaction of medicines:- (a) F.N. §247:- "......In case where some particular medicine is urgently indicated, but where the patient is very excitable and weak, a more efficient and certain procedure than giving more substantial, though ever so small doses of the highly potentized medicine, is a single olfaction of a dry effected by holding the mouth of the phial that contains it first in one and then (if it is wished to give a stronger dose) in the other nostril and making a momentary inspiration; the action of this medicine, thus administered, lasts just as long as that of the medicine that has been taken in substance, hence even this olfaction ought not to be repeated at shorter intervals....."; (b) F.N. §288:- "......It is especially in the form of vapour, 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. The homoeopathic physician allows the patient to hold the open mouth of the phial first in one nostril, and in the act of inspiration draw the air out of it into himself and then, if it is wished to give a stronger dose, smell in the same manner with the other nostril, more or less strongly, according to the strength it is intended the dose should be, he then corks up the phial and replaces it in his pocket case, to prevent any misuse of it......"

2) Olfaction: the discovery of Dr. Griesselich of Karlsruhe, Germany:- F.N. §246:- ".....In such cases we have only to let the patient smell a single time strongly at a globule the size of a mustard seed moistened with mercur metal. X, and allow this olfaction to act for about nine days, in order to make the vital force again disposed to permit the sulphur (at least the olfaction of tinct. Sulph X) to exercise a beneficial influence on itself - a discovery for which we are indebted to Dr. Griesselich, of Carlsruhe....."

XV) LIFE OF MEDICINES:

Medicinal power stays upto 20 years :- F.N. §288:- "......A globule of which ten, twenty or one hundred weigh one grain, impregnated with the thirtieth potentized dilution, and then dried, retains for this purpose all its power undiminished for at least eighteen or twenty years (my experience extends this length of time), even though the phial be opened a thousand times during that period, if it be but protected from heat and the sun's light....."


XVI) DIET:

1) Not to use any medicinal substances during medication:- §259:- "....Considering the minuteness of the doses necessary and proper in homoeopathic treatment, we can easily understand that during the treatment everything must be removed from the diet and regimen which can have any medicinal action, in order that the small dose may not be overwhelmed and extinguished or disturbed by an foreign medicinal irritant...."

2) Diet advice:- F.N. §260:- "....Coffee; fine Chinese and other herb teas; beer prepared with medicinal vegetable substances unsuitable for the patient's state; so-called fine liquors made with medicinal spices; all kinds of punch; spiced chocolate; odorous waters and perfumes of many kinds; strong-scented flowers in the apartment; tooth powders and essences and perfumed sachets compounded of drugs; highly spiced dishes and sauces; spiced cakes and ices; crude medicinal vegetables for soups; dishes of herbs, roots and stalks of plants possessing medicinal qualities; [`asparagus with long green tips, hops, and all vegetables possessing medicinal properties, celery, onions' in the Sixth Edition] old cheese, and meats that are in a state of decomposition, or that possess medicinal properties (as the flesh and fat of pork, ducks and geese, or veal that is too young and sour viands), ought just as certainly to be kept from patients as they should avoid all excesses in food, and in the use of sugar and salt, as also spirituous drinks, [`undiluted with water' in the Sixth Edition] heated rooms, woolen clothing next the skin (which should be exchanged in warm weather, first for cotton, then for linen garments), a sedentary life in close apartments, or the frequent indulgence in mere passive exercise (such as riding, driving or swinging), prolonged suckling, taking a long aiesta in a recumbent posture (in bed), sitting up long at night, uncleanliness, unnatural debauchery, enervation by reading obscene books, [`reading while lying down, Onanism or imperfect or suppressed intercourse in order to prevent conception' in the Sixth Edition] subjects of anger, grief, or vexation, a passion for play, over-exertion of mind or body, dwelling in marshy districts, damp rooms, penurious living, &c. All these thigns must be as far as possible avoided or removed, in order that the cure may not be obstructed or rendered impossible. Some of my disciples seem needlessly to increase the difficulties of the patient's dietary by forbidding the use of many more, tolerably ind ifferent things, which is not to be commended....."

XVII) HOMOEOPATHY & BACTERIOLOGY:

(a) Hahnemann hints on Bacteria / Virus (morbific agent):- 50 years before the discovery of microscope or Koch's mentioning of bacteria:- Bacteria / Virus à §11:- "....That is primarily deranged by the dynamic influence upon it of a morbific agent inimical to life; it is only the vital force, deranged to such an abnormal state......"; (b) §80:- "....Does also, after the completion of the internal infection of the whole organism...."; (c) §81:- "....The fact that this extremely ancient infecting agent has gradually passed, in some hundreds of generations, through many millions of human organisms and has thus attained an incredible development...."

XVIII) STUDY OF ORGANON:

Organon: Every Reading gives new Information :- "It has been said by all Masters since its writings that new truths come out of it, after every reading ( Kent 's Lesser Writings)."

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