PHILOSOPHY: BY SAMUEL HAHNEMANN
Hahanemann laid down seven principles, which he described in his classical work The Organon:
1. #Simila Similibus Currentur (like cures the alike)
2. #The Single Remedy
3.#The Minimal Dose
4. #The Potentized Remedy or the Doctrine of Drug Dynamization}
5. #Theory of the Vital Force
6. #Theory of Chronic Diseases
7. #Doctrine of Drug Prooving
which make together the essence of Classical Homoeopathy.
The Law of Similars: Similia similibus curantur
A weaker dynamic affection is permanently extinguished in the living organism by a stronger one, if the latter (whilst differing in kind) is very similar to the former in its manifestations. â”¬Âº 26 Organon
The law of similarity is a major principle of Homoeopathy. It is the key of homoeopathic science and its base also. Similia simlibus curantur as homeopathic moto is a Latin phrase and its literal meaning is ‘Likes cure likes’. The word “homeopathy” is thus related to the principle, its Greek origin means ‘similar sufferings’. It can be defined that Homoeopathy is a therapeutic method of the similarity of the symptoms.
The law of similarity has ancient origins. In Ayurveda, Charak have first recognised the law of similars, saying the rule VISHASHYA VISHMAUSHADHAM, which means ‘poison can be cured by the poison’. It is also claimed that Hippocrates sensed the law and he applied the law in some recorded cases. From time to time the medical practitioners felt that theory of the law of similars is correct, but actually they didn’t know how exactly to implement it.
It is for the first time in the history of medicine that Hahnemann did a practical implementation of the Law of Similars by experimenting and by his keen observation with the inductive method of reasoning he convinced physicians into it
Beatriz H Hill, Medicina Homeopâ”œÃtica Behhill.