What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy starts on the foundation that diseases are not the cause of the symptoms. That the cause of symptoms is the derangement of the lifeforce.Homeopathy functions on the premise that we do not treat diseases, but instead we treat PATIENTS.
The same “disease” presenting in two individuals, WILL NOT get the same remedy because remedies are prescribed based on the similarity between the PATIENT’S SYMPTOMS and the symptoms of the remedy.The word Homeopathy (or Homoeopathy) is derived from the Greek words homoios, meaning like or similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathy is a system of medical therapeutics for treating people and animals on the basis of the principle of “similae” or “simile.” The great homeopathic principle is (in Latin) “Similia similibus curentur,” meaning ” Let like be treated by like.”
Unlike drugs, homeopathic remedies don’t directly attack the disease or condition. Instead, these substances trigger the body’s own self-regulation and self-healing functions. They stimulate the body to cure itself.
The manufacture and sale of Homeopathic remedies are regulated by the FDA. The marketing of homeopathic drugs is regulated by the FDA compliance policy guide of 1988. So homeopathy is an effective, scientific and well-documented method of healing. Indeed, Homeopathy finds its first roots recorded in the writings of Hippocrates (c.470-400 bc), the “Father of Medicine,” wherein he espoused that healing is found in the methods of “contraries” and “similars.” Hippocrates wrote that “Disease is eliminated through remedies able to produce similar symptoms. These ideas were later rediscovered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) a medical physician who, through a process of experimental and scientific discovery, largely developed what Homeopathic medicine is today. Indeed, Hahnemann demonstrated that homeopathic principles of simile and potency could cure typhoid and cholera exceptionally better than the conventional medicine of his day (Cholera and typhoid were then epidemics in Europe because of 3 major wars, namely, the Seven Years’ War, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars) Hahnemann himself healed 180 cases of typhus with only one fatality. And one of his pupils lost only six cholera patients among 154 treated, whereas in the same town, of the 1500 patients treated by orthodox methods, 55% (825 people) died. Later, in 1854 in Britain, a cholera epidemic was stopped in Homeopathic hospitals with only a 16.4% death rate compared to that of a 51.8% death rate at other hospitals practicing conventional medicine. Homeopathic medicine and the principle of simile was protected by law by the British Parliament and later protected by the United States Congress as a practical and legitimate method of medical practice. Today, unlike nutritional substances, Homeopathic substances are considered medicines, recognized as powerful entities which allow specific medical claims to be made about them.
The Similae Principle – The Basis of Homeopathy:
The principle of “Similae” or simile is the principle that certain substances (herbs, minerals, inorganic salts, and other organic materials, etc.) in full strength yield the same symptoms as does a known disease, and that those same substances when “potentized” (or diluted and vigorously agitated or “succussed”) can provide relief of those same symptoms. Titrated dilutions and succussions of a particular substance can often be the means to bring relief from diseases which cause the same symptomology as that which the identical substance in full strength causes (be it herb, mineral or other organic material). To give an example of the simile principle, the effects of peeling an onion are very similar to the symptoms of acute coryza (flu-type cold). And the homeopathic remedy prepared from Allium Cepoa (the Red Onion) is used to treat this very type of cold. In yet another example, the symptoms and signs of acute arsenic poisoning are very similar to the symptoms seen in certain cases of gastroenteritis. And true to the principle of simile, Homeopathic potencies of Arsenicum (arsenic) are used to effectively treat gastroenteritis. Thus, we may well have been using principles of Homeopathy in conventional medicine without even being aware of it. Each time we are treated with something in a diluted potency, which in its full strength or stronger potency is known to cause similar symptoms, we are using the principle of “similars,” or simile. More accurately, whenever an identical substance is used in a weaker potency to treat the symptoms that a stronger potency has caused, it is called isopathy in conventional medicine.
Falling within this definition, a mild potency of penicillin is used to clear up an allergic rash caused by full strength penicillin. Vaccinations can be said to follow the simile principle in isopathy as well. A diluted and weakened strain of a microbe can affect the body’s immune system and strengthen it so as to defend against disease. Likewise, small dosages of X-Rays and radium can help treat cancer, but stronger dosages of X-Rays and radium will cause cancer as well. And, some of the treatments of immunological and allergic reactions are dependent on the use of diluted tissue products, or “sera,” derived from infected or sensitized individuals to produce a response in the patient to that very infection or sensitizing agent. Whenever we treat a sick person or pet by using a method or a drug which can cause a similar picture of symptoms in other persons, we apply the homeopathic principle, whether we know it or not. Again, it seems that the principle of “simile,” or “Let like be treated by like,” is used more often than realized. The notions that the body may be aided in its endeavors to cure the disorder and disharmony responsible for disease by application of the principles of simile may have seemed ridiculous to the men of Hahnemann’s generation, but in the face of increasing knowledge in the areas of molecular medicine, biology, immunology, and subatomic physics, it is certainly not absurd today.
Modern Understanding of How Homeopathy Really Works:
Contrary to popular opinion, Homeopathic potencies are not simply highly diluted solutions, but ones made by rigid scientific procedures of serial (consecutive) dilution and succussion (vigorous agitation). Indeed, the dilutions are so extreme that it’s likely that not even one molecule of the original substrate is part of the homeopathic “potency.” So, logic dictates that homeopathic medicines work not by reason of the amounts of an original material present (i.e. the herb or salt) but by something much more refined and powerful. Because many Homeopathic potencies are so highly diluted and succussed (to a point where it exceeds Avogadro’s number of molecular concentration, i.e.. 6.023 x 1023) the physical states of the resulting solutions or “potentized medicines,” as they are called, may be physically altered to a point where its normal subatomic structure and the telltale electromagnetic signature of that structure has actually been changed.
Thus, Homeopathy is not simply a diluted tincture of herbs or minerals, nor is it a branch of herbalism as is generally thought. And even though it’s true that Homeopathy uses such things as herbs and minerals, Homeopathy is in fact very different. Although Homeopathic remedies have a pronounced pharmacological effect at the lower potencies (low dilutions), and appear to result in the stimulation of the auto-immune system as well as other regenerative mechanisms, ironically at the middle to higher potencies, not only are these functions stimulated but something far stronger is likely present, appearing capable of influencing the strength of electromagnetic energy fields surrounding and permeating every living cell. Indeed, Homeopathy is believed to work at a level far below that of molecular biology, biochemistry, and nutrition, actually within that of the electromagnetic fields, within the subatomic structures, of the living cells of the body itself.
Researchers in biophysics now know that changes in subatomic structures result in measurable fluctuations within the electromagnetic matrix of any entity or material. These energy fields or matrices are measurable and discernible, being biophysical in nature. This energy matrix is what is commonly called the “vital force” of a person; this “vital force” is that which is responsible for giving “life” instructions and directions to every cell and tissue in the body. Scientists have also demonstrated that by stimulating these fields, the body may be prompted to heal itself more quickly and readily than if no stimulation has occurred. As the energy field or matrix changes so does the health of any cell and tissue. Dampen the energy field, and disease ensues. Increase and brighten the field, and life and regeneration take place. The status of the electromagnetic field surrounding any cell or tissue at any time will then provide some measure as to its well being, and perhaps a portending of things to come with regards to future health.In Homeopathy, this means that such changes within the electromagnetic flux of a potentized remedy or medicine are then capable of producing an electromagnetic transmission of its new frequency, imprinting a new signature upon the body fluids in which it comes in contact; and thereby changing the electromagnetic instructions to cells and tissues. (Remember, the body is over 90% water and such electromagnetic instructional messages are therefore easily transmitted through such a medium.) Thus, it is thought that unique Homeopathic Potencies/Medicines (especially those of the medium to higher potencies), possessing peculiar resonant frequencies or electromagnetic signatures interact with specific frequencies produced by various body cells and tissues, impressing them, and so affect them by “returning” them to a higher state of electromagnetic balance. Moreover, such precise “instruction” is not possible by any other method of known conventional medical intervention.
All Homeopathics are safe
There has never been an instance or case of overdosing in Homeopathics in the 180 years since its inception. Indeed, despite the pharmacological effects, because of the high dilutions, overdosing is really quite impossible. Parenthetically, and somewhat paradoxically, Homeopathics are considered OTC Medicines (Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Medicines) by the FDA. Again, Homeopathics are protected by reason of law initiated and enacted by the U.S. Congress, and hence “grandfathered” as a legitimate medical form of intervention, long before the FDA was even a governmental agency. Homeopathics ranging from Low to Middle to High potency dilutions of Low: 2c-6c (c=centesimal scale/1:100) to Middle:9c-15c and High: 30c. Each Homeopathic “potency chords,” or a number of different potencies of different organic and inorganic Homeopathic Intervention as well Biochemics deals specifically with the potencies of inorganic mineral salts that pervade each and every living cell of the body. The object of Homeopathic Biochemics is to enhance the absorption, metabolism, and utilization of the cellular, organic and inorganic materials (nutritional) supplied by and to the body. Homeopathics and Biochemics, produce a credible and efficacious strategy which yields safe long lasting results. Nutraceuticals stock the shelves of our body’s supermarket, while Homeopathics act as the store manager, making executive decisions which utilize the nutrients stocked on those shelves.
The “clinical homeopathic” approach is a practical method for addressing the chronic conditions that are so prevalent today. Over the last 23 years of animal prescribing our HAMPL Pet Formulas are what we call clinical formulas using herbs and homeopathic, alongside constitutional prescribing.
Why? For many years, we faithfully practiced “single” or (classical) homeopathic prescribing. Became frustrated with inconsistent results Classical Homeopathy is useless in cases of severe pathologies and patients on allopathic drugs. Most pets today are on 2-3 different drugs. Therefore we should be familiar with the top allopathic drugs being prescribed today. Needing to find a better way of assisting pet owners and their pet, it took many years of continuous trials and research – Veterinarian trails, we used and prescribed Dr. Gloria Dodd’s DVM homeopathic combination formulas, based on the efficacy of the methods and knowledge of Dr. Gloria Dodd, DVM. Attended many lectures, (traveling overseas attending lectures of many of the pioneers of homeopathy), along with the use of the SCIO biofeedback machine, feedback from clients, our prescribing began to change.
We encourage Pet owners to continue with health check-ups, blood tests, and Xrays as needed, or just to monitor progress with your Vet. Through the relationship with a pet’s general veterinarian, we have shown them how wonderful Naturopathic remedies work for pets. We have allopathic Vetereranins from all over the world requesting us to provide specific formulas for their clients’ pets. Seeing the great results, we have converted many allopathic animal practitioners, so much so, they have now studied homeopathy, so they can prescribe to their clients.
Dr. Robin Murphy, Dr. Frank J. Kin, Dr. Mataji Narayani are true pioneers of today’s natural medicines prescribing. Because of the effectiveness, it presents.Dr. Frank J. King Jr., ND, DC, has been an active contributor to the national chiropractic community since 1979. He is the founder and president of King Bio Natural Medicine, Inc., a / registered homeopathic manufacturing company in Asheville, North Carolina, dedicated to the research, development, promotion, and education of the many benefits of homeopathy. Dr. King is a nationally recognized chiropractor, researcher, lecturer, and author. As a sought-after speaker, he advises chiropractors throughout the world about how to bring forth total neural restoration through chiropractic and homeopathy.
Dr. Robin Murphy, Homeopath, lecturer, and author of Homeopathic Medical Repertory and Nature’s Materia Medica (formerly Lotus Materia Medica). Head of “The Lotus Health Institute”. Robin Murphy ND and is dedicated to the highest standards of clinical homeopathy as taught by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) in the 6th Edition of his book “The Organon of Medicine,” written in 1810.
Dr. Mataji Narayani started her practice in South Africa many years ago. She had qualified as a Doctor of Homoeopathy in 1970. When she started her free clinic work there were no mixtures but it very soon became easier to work by mixing single remedies. The clinics had already become very popular and Norma, in spite of studying classical Homeopathy had to improvise her methods of prescribing because of limitations of time and money. There were many people in need of healthcare and the time constraint only allowed her to visit clinics on a monthly basis. The result was the use of combination remedies, simplified to serve the largely illiterate and very low-income patients. Hence she developed a set of combination remedies consisting of approximately 36 mixtures. Eventually, they discovered that they were having wonderful results with these combinations. Mataji Narayani had become and Swami Venketasananda did relentless research with these combinations and today there are more than 300 combinations available for various ailments. These combinations have been tried and tested in three countries, India, Mauritius, and South Africa by qualified Doctors and experienced healers and have given good relief to thousands of sick patients many in very isolated and poor areas. Now available around the world the Narayani Combinations are recognized as very effective Homoeopathic remedies
She says… “A single remedy is like a solo artist, unique and individual. The combination remedy is like a choir. Each has to be in harmony with all the others, working for a single outcome. Truly harmonious, effective combinations are quite rare and Narayani remedies – they just sweetly sing”
Vithoulkas G. … Homeopathy has been of tremendous efficacy in reversing chronic diseases such as bronchial asthma, allergic conditions, and mental and emotional disorders.
Dr. S G Biju – Advanced Pathology, Acute Disease, and Homoeopathy.
Those who have a passion for treating acute cases and advanced pathological conditions should know the protocols for treating the same.It takes a lot of confidence to work this way. In acute diseases, patients are in need of relief from symptoms. In advanced pathological conditions, patients are in need of an arrest in the progression of pathology and reversal of pathology if possible. They may be ready to suffer from few of their symptoms as they know the pathology is advancing. We cannot assure a curative action even from constitutional remedy in a certain condition where pathology or complicated and intense symptomatology supersede dynamic nature of diseases.
Constantine Herring – wrote in 1845 in the preface of Hahnemann’s Chronic Diseases: “It is the duty of all of us to go farther in the theory and practice of Homœopathy than Hahnemann has done. We ought to seek the truth which is before us and forsake the errors of the past.” (page 9) (11)
Dr. Murphy view on “Classical Vs Clinical” (or Dr. King calls it Contemporary) prescribing.
Classical Homeopathy is useless in cases of severe pathologies and patients on allopathic drugs. Most patients that seeking assistance consists of 60% to 70% of these types of patients. Most patients today are on 2-3 different drugs. Therefore we should be familiar with the top allopathic drugs being prescribed today. For example, a single remedy chosen according to the constitutional method does not necessarily bring a curative response in many situations for one or more of any number of reasons. Non-classical prescribers tend for the most part to be oriented toward understanding the individual’s illness less in terms of a characteristic vital energy and more in terms of pathology and toxic influences.
When employing a classical approach, the choice of the correct remedy is not easy, the healing process can be slow, and severe pathologies often appear to be resistant to this approach. Thus, the non-classical approach, while less elegant and less intimate, has an appeal because it attempts to reveal and address underlying toxic burdens ranging from pesticides to parasites, from vaccinations to viruses, that afflict the organism and lie at the root of chronic degenerative disease. The classical homeopath asserts that the proper single remedy can invigorate the vital force to overcome such burdens – and I have indeed seen situations where this indeed was the case. On the other hand, there are many cases in which this has not been the case.
Scientific Evidence that Homeopathy does work.
Clinical Research with Homeopathic Combination Remedies
Contemporary / Clinical vs. Classical Homeopathic Management Procedures
Dr. Frank J. King Jr., ND, DC. He is the founder and president of King Bio Natural Medicine, Inc., a / registered homeopathic manufacturing company in Asheville, North Carolina, dedicated to the research, development, promotion, and education of the many benefits of homeopathy. Dr. King is a nationally recognized chiropractor, researcher, lecturer, and author. As a sought-after speaker, he advises throughout the world about how to bring forth total neural restoration through chiropractic and homeopathy.
Using quality designed, contemporary homeopathic combination formulas will provide faster results than the classical approach. In the mindset of today’s patients, getting results quickly is essential. Homeopathy can improve the emotional/mental health of the patient by utilizing highly potentized combinations of deep-acting homeopathic remedies, aromatherapy oils and flower essences from around the globe.
Dr. King says … We have found a broad spectrum of multiple potencies of homeopathic remedies, flower remedies, and aromatherapy oils to best effect and permeate the deeper levels of the mind and emotions. They are combined specifically to bring healing to the innermost portions of our being, gently and safely. The multiple-potency approach is essential to achieve the greatest therapeutic good. A broad spectrum of X potencies, 1M potency and especially the LM potencies, formulated together, have provided the greatest results, including the highest percentage of results, percentage of cure, speed of response, and gentleness of results (minimum of healing reactions, retracing or crises).
He has personally and clinically confirmed this more comprehensive approach to providing a higher percentage of results, cure and correction of the many perplexing mental and emotional issues that sabotage our highest expressions of health and life.
This was presented by Dr. Robin Murphy, ND at the ARH Annual Conference.
Dr. Murphy, .. calls his style of practicing “Clinical Homeopathy”, and it is comprised of several branches, as outlined below. The clinical approach includes all the forms of classical and constitutional prescribing plus a lot more. Clinical Homeopathy is more diverse and practical than the narrow-minded approach of the so-called Classical Homeopaths. One of the main reasons many Homeopaths fail to be successful in practice is because they are not taught “real world homeopathy”. They are taught “idealistic homeopathy”, which is the classical approach. You need an ideal patient for classical homeopathy to work; they are the exception in homeopathic practice, not the rule.
Etiology overrules symptomatology in clinical practice. If the cause of the disorder is a drug then the homeopath should be prescribing accordingly. The symptoms are an expression of the Vital Force. Each case tells you via the etiology and symptoms whether to go for homeopathy, tautopathy or isopathy, etc.
A high potency prescriber is a musician who only knows how to play high notes, they can never be considered a master musician.
Homeopaths should be fluent in all potencies including the use of Herbal tinctures and also be familiar with Allopathic drugs.
We should not play this game, where the cure is the only prize. Healing is a continual process; we have to keep the patient moving towards better health. A cure is not the goal, better health and better living are the goals. Health is a part of living, growing, and aging. Palliation is also important; some serious cases can be palliated for years. What’s wrong with that?
The Major Branches of Clinical Homeopathy
The prescribing of potentized remedies based on their symptom similarity to the disorder being treated. We need to know the homeopathic therapeutics first and foremost. This is an example of a remedy curing a disorder that it is similar to, based on provings and toxicology reports.
The prescribing of potentized remedies based on their biological similarity to the disorder being treated. Isopathy is the science of miasms, nosodes, epidemics, vaccinations, etc. This is an example of a virus curing a virus, or a bacteria curing a bacteria, etc.
The prescribing of potentized remedies based on their chemical similarity to the disorder being treated. Tautopathy is the science of antidotes and toxicology. This method excels in removing the effect of drugs and toxins. Drug layers, drug abuse, addictions, craving, and drug overdoses can all be treated with tautopathic methods. The first remedy ever prescribed in homeopathy was a tautopathic one, not a homeopathic one. Hahnemann used the remedy China to treat China poisoning: that was tautopathy. He antidoted Peruvian bark poisoning with potentized Peruvian bark. Where was the need to take a long case history as the classical do? This is an example of a poison curing a poison.
The prescribing of potentized remedies based on their sympathetic similarity to the disorder being treated. This the folklore uses of potentized remedies. This is an ancient homeopathic science. Here, the homeopathic remedy is selected according to folklore, flowers essences, gemstones, herbs, astrology, etc. By understanding sympathies and antipathies one can treat a variety of disorders. These remedies can also be given to healthy people to help enhance normal human functions. Like meditation, dreams, creativity, memory, speech, stamina, sports, etc.
Tautopathic Prescribing Methods
In the USA, the top big killers are:
4. Allopathic prescribed drugs kill outright 120,000 people per year: these are the reported cases only.
Indirectly they kill many more people (thousands). Modern medicine uses weird numerology to manipulate the statistics and they call it a medical science. The average American has a 9000% greater chance of dying from allopathic drugs than from a loaded gun in their own home! A person has double the chance of dying from their doctor than from a car accident.
Classical Homeopathy is useless in cases of severe pathologies and patients on allopathic drugs. My practice consists of 60% to 70% of these types of patients. Most patients today are on 2-3 different drugs. Therefore we should be familiar with the top allopathic drugs being prescribed today. We need to know the top heart, blood pressure, and diabetic remedies, etc. We need to know: drug side effects, drug overdoses, withdrawal symptoms, etc. We need to know them as potentized remedies also.
In homeopathic prescribing, he never takes a patient off their drugs, therefore the allopaths don’t object. He always gives low potencies of the indicated remedies along with herbal tinctures. Why? Because low potencies given daily are less prone to be antidoted by the drugs. I give higher potencies for drug overdoses and acute withdrawal symptoms. Once the patient is doing better, the drug doses are lowered and eventually stopped. We can get patients off their drugs by treating the underlying reason they are taking the drugs. As the allopathic drugs are reduced, the cure rate is increased.
There are 1500 new drugs annually; these drugs are new to the human gene pool. Therefore any approved drug is still one foreign to human DNA for generations. The true toxics effects of any drug may not be known for at least 40 years or longer. Human is being chemically manipulated, poisoned and experimented on, for money and no other reason. Chemotherapy is as toxic as getting cholera and but we have to pay the chemo poisoning and cholera is free!
We are also being poisoned by Synthetic Chemicals called Xenobiotics that have been around since the early1900’s. Since then there are thousands of new xenobiotics every year also. Tap water has 56,000 xenobiotics, the US government tests for only 56 additions of these chemicals added to tap water. Since 1900, 2 million pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals are in the human bloodstream.
Example: In brain tumor cases, a chemical called Sodium Laurel Sulphate may be a cause of cancer. This chemical is found in most shampoos to create foam, even the ones in the health stores. Sodium Laurel Sulphate is detected in the bloodstream after one use only. We shampoo our baby’s hair with a cancer-causing agent on a daily basis!
The Nine Methods of Tautopathic Prescribing
A practitioner needs to be familiar with the Mims or BNF (British National Formulary) of allopathic drugs. It is important not to be prejudice about Allopathy, but to understand their drugs, as any morbific agent, such as a grief or trauma. In the treatment of patients who are on drugs, if you can use tautopathy first, you can demonstrate what homeopathy can do.
1. Tautopathic Prescribing for Drug Side Effects.
Drug side effects are a major obstacle to the cure. The biggest hazard lies in mixing up the case. We can get acute side effects of drugs and chronic symptoms of the patient confused. It’s important to separate these two. We need to learn to distinguish between the side effects of the drugs and the symptoms of the patient when we analyze the case history. We need to learn the symptoms of allopathic drugs as we do with the homeopathic remedies.
Example: You might ask, “did you have these symptoms before or after the pill /HRT?” Then, depending on the answer, you might look at remedies like Oophorinum, Ovarian, Oestrogen, etc.
2. Tautopathic Prescribing for Drug Layers
“Never been well since taking a drug or chemical poisonings” is a common phenomenon in modern practice. Drug poisonings can leave a drug layer. If a drug layer exists in the case then it must be removed first. Otherwise, the patient’s health will not improve. Mixing these drug layers with the general case is a big mistake. Also ignoring the top layer of the case can lead to a failure to cure or even palliate.
3. Tautopathic Prescribing for Drug Withdrawals
The drug withdrawal symptoms are a whole new case. Treat all drug withdrawals as acute, and use the tautopathic remedies in higher potencies. Flush the drugs out with water, by putting the tautopathic remedies in water. Also, use herbal tinctures to help with the detoxification process. Avena Sativa for morphine or heroin withdrawal. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy should be treated as acute poisonings. Go for the herbs that fit the organ and give the tautopathic remedies.
4. Tautopathic Prescribing for Drug Addictions
Clinical homeopathy can assist greatly in the removal of cravings and addictions. Both psychological and physiological addictions can be treated effectively. Cravings for cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, marijuana, or allopathic drugs are all treatable with tautopathics. Is this being taught in the homeopathic colleges?
Example: for alcohol craving: Lachesis, Quercus Rubens, Sulphuric acid or Amethyst, (known as the sobriety stone). However, Alcohol in potency is a great remedy. Alcohol dehydrates the brain and can lead to many chronic disorders, including epilepsy.
5. Tautopathic Prescribing for Drug And Chemical Overdoses
Acute drug overdoses are a common cause of death in our society. Knowing the correct tautopathic or homeopathic remedies can save someone’s life.
Example: Barbiturate overdose symptoms are slurred speech, drowsiness, murmuring, and heavy eyes, followed by coma and death. Phenobarb. in potency is the antidote for phenobarb. The clinical picture of Gelsemium also fits
6. Tautopathic Prescribing of Allopathic Drugs Based On Their Allopathic Indications, as in the BNF/MIMS
In spite of all the new provings going on these days, I believe learning allopathic drugs is more important. We instantly have 1,000 new chemical remedies. This involves prescribing a remedy based on its allopathic indications because it is already a well-proven remedy.
Example: Ritalin is used in hyperactivity, therefore, it has that similar affinity, for that disease. It is a stimulant that treats over-stimulated children. Therefore Ritalin in potency is a great remedy for treating hyperactivity.
Example: Dopamine is the drug for Parkinson’s disease. Therefore Dopamine is a remedy for Parkinson’s disease. These patients also have a dopamine deficiency.
Example: a child is a Silica constitution at birth, but after abuse goes into a Staphisagria layer, then, after difficult teenage years he gets given Prozac. These remedies have an affinity for each other; the fact that Prozac treats a Staphisagria like condition means that the patient is sensitive to Prozac. Drugs like Prozac are new remedies: they stand with staphisagria, Arsenicum & Carcinosin. We must be unprejudiced and treat them like another remedy.
7. Tautopathic Prescribing of Allopathic Drugs and Chemicals Based on Their Homeopathic Indications.
Remedies like Lithium, Alcohol, Mercury, Lead, and Adrenalin have been in the repertory for over a hundred years; via provings and case histories we have the indications for prescribing them as homeopathic remedies. That means any drug or chemical can be used as a remedy to treat things beyond its normal allopathic indications.
8. Tautopathic Prescribing of Preventative Remedies
Also known as prophylactic tautopathy: If one knows a person is about to be exposed to a toxic substance then one can give a tautopathic remedy to help them through the toxic exposure.
Example: Before a visit to the dentist give the anesthetic in potency, especially if the patient has a history of poor recovery from that drug. Likewise, for chemotherapy, you can give Cadmium sulph., on the day of the chemo treatment to lessen the side effects of the treatment.
9. Tautopathic Prescribing for Detoxification.
Naturopaths strongly believe in detoxification and homeopathy should too. Knowing methods of detoxification will save lives.Our bodies are made of 75% water; therefore the Cell Salts are very important remedies. Cell Salts are about cleaning the intracellular water that has become poisoned. Everything including aging comes down to cell water, cellular dehydration being the cause of many problems. In the US, there is a product called “Bioplasma”, it has all of the 12 tissue salts in each tablet. You take them by placing the Cell Salts in a bottle of water & shake it up, the energy of the water changes. I call this Bio-water; it is like a homeopathic I.V. The best time to take this is at the Kidney hour, which is between 6.25am and 10.17am. Another method is to place the Cell Salts in water bottles, then add the tautopathic remedy in last: the sequence is important as the remedy placed in last overrides the others. In cigarette addiction, place the Cell salts in water, then add Nicotine 30C and then do a flush for 7 days. The more the water, the more powerful it becomes. You can “layer” the water.
Example: Detox tonics can be made with Pure Water + Cell Salts + Herbs + Tautopathic remedy. Whatever the last potency or the highest potency added is what influences the tonic the most. Distilled water is the best. Carry out the flush for 7 days, add herbs and remedies for the organs and this will help pull out toxins. Caution should be used when applying these detox tonics, I recommend they are used for a short period of time only, and that then a break is given and the detox repeated only if necessary.
To summarize, knowing clinical homeopathy will be a great boon to anyone in practice today and in the future. Knowing tautopathic prescribing is absolutely essential because of the fact that the majority of the human population is being poisoned o the coming year n a daily basis and I hope to be teaching a post-graduate course on clinical homeopathy and tautopathy in the UK in the coming year.
Reference: Dr. Murphy’s site LotusHealthInsitute.com
Scientific Evidence that Homeopathy does work.
presented by Dana Ullman
With Clinical Research and trails with Homeopathic Combination Remedies
Homeopathic combination remedies are formulas in which several homeopathic substances are mixed together into one remedy. This untraditional approach to using homeopathic medicine is commercially popular in many countries. While these remedies are not thought by homeopaths to be as effective as individually chosen medicines, they do work and research has verified this. Yet, homeopaths consistently find that single homeopathic medicines have the potential to truly cure a person’s disease, while combination medicines at best provide safe but temporary relief of symptoms. The same researchers who conducted the study on asthma earlier described also performed a study on the treatment of hayfever.19 This double-blind, placebo-controlled study prescribed a combination remedy made from 12 common pollens. The results showed that those subjects taking the homeopathic remedy had six times fewer symptoms than those given the placebo. Both groups of subjects were allowed to use an “escape” medicine (an antihistamine) if their remedy didn’t work adequately. The study showed that homeopathic subjects needed this medicine half as often as did those given the placebo.
Another example of significant results from a homeopathic combination remedy was in the treatment of women during their ninth month of pregnancy.20
Ninety women were given the following remedies: Caulophyllum, Arnica, Cimicifuga, Pulsatilla, and Gelsemium. They were given doses of this combination remedy twice daily during the ninth month. This double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed that women given the homeopathic medicines experienced a 40% (!) shorter labor than those given a placebo. Also, the women given the placebo had four times (!) as many complications of labor as those given the homeopathic medicines.
One of the limitations of research on combination remedies is that the results do not reveal whether the effective treatment came from one specific medicine or from the unique combination of remedies. A recent study of 22 healthy women in their first pregnancies tested Caulophyllum, one of the medicines used in the study cited above, which was administered in the 7c potency during the active phase of labor (one dose per hour repeated for a maximum of 4 hours). The time of labor for those women given the homeopathic medicine was 38% shorter than for women given a placebo.21 This trial was not double-blind; however, the researchers recently completed a double-blind trial and confirmed their earlier results.22
A popular homeopathic external application marketed as TraumeelTM has been studied for its efficacy in the treatment of sprained ankles.23 This combination of 14 remedies was given to subjects with sprained ankles. After 10 days, 24 of the 33 patients who were given the homeopathic medicine were pain-free, while 13 of 36 patients given a placebo experienced a similar degree of relief. This same medicine was also used in the treatment of traumatic hemarthrosis (joint swelling) and was shown to significantly reduce healing time as compared to a placebo. Objective measurements of joint swelling and movement and evaluation of the synovial fluid at injury were assessed.24
A study of 61 patients with varicose veins was performed double-blind and placebo-controlled.25Three doses of a popular German combination of eight homeopathic medicines were given daily for 24 days. Measures were venous filling time, leg volume, and subjective symptoms. The study found that venous filling time improved in those given the homeopathic medicines by 44%, while it deteriorated in the placebo group by 18%. Other measures also had significant differences.
In addition to the various clinical studies on humans, there has also been some research using homeopathic medicines to improve the health of animals. German researchers have shown that dairy cows given Sepia 200c experienced significantly fewer complications of birth than those given a placebo.26 Combinations of Lachesis, Pulsatilla, and Sabina, or Lachesis, Echinacea, and Pyrogenium, along with Caulophyllum given to pigs had preventive and therapeutic effects on infections (inflammation of the breasts and the uterus) as well as on diarrhea in the piglets.2
Not all clinical studies on homeopathic combination medicines find efficacy of treatment, but there are often important factors that explain the failure. A Canadian study on the treatment of plantar warts is one such example.28 This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with 162 patients prescribed three medicines to each patient (Because the trial did not mix the remedies together, it is not completely accurate to call the use of these remedies a combination. It is more precise to consider it “polypharmacy,” the use of several medicines). The remedies used were Thuja, Antimonium crud, and Nitric acid. Thuja was taken once a week, and the other two remedies were taken once a day.
The trial lasted six weeks. The results showed that there was no noticeable difference between those subjects given the homeopathic medicines and those given a placebo.
Many homeopaths may be initially surprised at the result of this trial because they consider these remedies commonly effective in the treatment of warts. But while the remedies may be effective for treating warts, they are not necessarily effective for all types of warts or in all people. A recent study of homeopathic treatment for various types of warts found that 18 of 19 people with plantar warts were cured in, on average, 2.2 months.29 The most common remedy was Ruta, prescribed to 12 of the 19 patients. Thuja was prescribed for only 3 patients, and Antimonium crud was prescribed for 2 patients.
This study teaches us that individualization and the use of well-chosen remedies are necessary for the most effective treatment.
One additional note about research using homeopathic combination medicines: The homeopathic literature refers to the fact that some remedies are antidoted by other remedies. While the medicines in the Canadian trial are not known to antidote each other, homeopaths acknowledge that our understanding of which remedies antidote each other is somewhat primitive (for a listing of which remedies antidote each other, see the appendix in Kent’s Repertory or in the Indian edition of Boericke’s Pocket Manual of Materia Medica with Repertory). Homeopathic research must, therefore, be aware of this possibility so that conclusions from research are not overstated.
The use of Homoeopathy for treating animals is very successful often succeeding where conventional medicine has failed and refutes the accusation of the ‘placebo effect’.
The criticism often leveled at homeopathic medicine is that it is purely a ‘placebo’ effect that triggers improvement not the actual remedy, after all, how could it when the substance is so dilute? In other words, the patient takes a sugar pill, believes he will be cured and so, he is. However, if homeopathic success is all in the mind, why does it work so well on animals?
The health and well-being of hundreds of thousands of animals benefit each year from the use of homeopathy.
Presumably not one of them sat and pondered as the dose was administered, “this pill will make me better” and therefore became well.
Time after time homeopathy is seen to bring the quality of life back to animals that otherwise would have continued to suffer or at worst would have been euthanized. This is often after many months, even years of conventional treatment and several, if not thousands, of pounds having been spent to no effect. Owners more often than not come to a homeopath as a last resort, when conventional treatment can do no more and the animal is very ill, yet, even so, many of these make a dramatic and some would say miraculous, recovery. However, the sooner any dis-ease is addressed the better the results can be. Many a vet has advised a client that at the stage of disease their animal is at they may as well try homeopathy, “it can’t do any harm”. Expecting the rapid demise of the animal, only to be amazed to see the animals returned to full health and vigor.
Of course, our animals can’t tell us what ails them so good observation by the guardian is required. The guardian who knows their animal well will know when it is feeling better because of the look in the eye changes, they appear more at ease, this is the first step in healing, the so-called ‘feeling of well being’ even though symptoms may still be present the process has begun. Homeopathy can also limit the side effects of conventional drugs and clear the build-up of toxin residue from the body. It works well alongside conventional medicine too where hand in hand they help bring about a return to health with greatly reduced side effects from the conventional drugs.