The Philosophy of Homeopathy

Samuel Hahnemann Homeopathy

The philosophy of Hahnemann is based upon and includes not only the physiological and pathological actions and reactions of man as a physical organism, but of man as spiritual and psychical being; for it includes and utilizes the mental, the subjective and the functional phenomena as they are developed under the influence of hygeopoietic and pathogenetic agencies. In this respect homeopathy differs radically from and is infinitely superior to all other systems of therapeutics; and this is solely because it recognizes Life or Mind as an entity; as the primary, spiritual power or principle which creates and sustains the physical organism and is the primary cause of all its actions and reactions.

Its working principle is the universal Law of Reciprocal Action, otherwise known as the law of balance, compensation, rhythm, polarity, vibration, or action and reaction, all of which signify a principle operative alike in the physical, mental and spiritual realms. In its out-working it is essentially the Law of Love, for it is always benefecient, always creative, always harmonizing.

Hence, the consistent practitioner of homeopathy ever uses, and has no need to use, any irritating, weakening, depressing, infecting, intoxicating or injurious agent of any kind in the treatment of the sick, nor to violate the integrity of the body by forcibly introducing medicinal agents by other than the natural orifices and channels.

Homeopathy achieves its ends and accomplishes its purposes by the use of single, simple, pure drugs; refined and deprived of their injurious properties and enhanced in curative power by the pharmacodynamical processes of mechanical comminution, trituration, solution and dilution according to, scale; in minimum or infinitesimal doses, administered by the mouth; the-remedy having been selected by comparison of the symptoms of the sick with the symptoms of drugs produced by tests in healthy human subjects; under the principle of symptom-similarity, as enunciated in the maxims, “Similia, Similibus Curantur.-Simplex, Simile, Minimum.”

Beatriz H Hill




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