HOMOEOPATHY never fails, Homoeopath may fail
Homeopathy (also spelled Homoeopathy or Homœopathy) is a form therapeutics, invented by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, that treats patients with drug potencies which cause effects similar to the symptoms presented.
Hahnemann observed from his experiments with cinchona bark, used as a treatment for malaria, that the effects he experienced from ingesting the bark were similar to the symptoms of malaria. He therefore reasoned that cure proceeds through similarity, and that treatments must be able to produce symptoms in healthy individuals similar to those of the disease being treated. Through further experiments with other substances, Hahnemann conceived of the "law of similars", otherwise known as "like cures like" (Latin: similia similibus curentur) as a fundamental healing principle. He believed that by inducing a disease through use of drugs, the artificial symptoms empowered the vital force to neutralize and expel the original disease and that this artificial disturbance would naturally subside when the dosing ceased.
Many drugs have produced the symptoms of , and can therefore cure the common cold: but alas! only the one that has evoked the exact condition of the individual patient will cure that patient: i.e. not merely palliate while he recovers , but cure.
Because there is Nature's Law behind the cure; and if we desire to evoke POWER , we must conform to its conditions.
The only known LAW of Healing is Hahnemann's 'SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURENTUR'.
In acute work if you get exact correspondence between the symptoms of the patient and the symptoms evoked in healthy persons by some drug , it is mathematical certainty that you will cure - because of LAW of 'SIMILARS'.
Law never fails.
Ii is WE WHO FAIL in our attempts to put it in action.
we may do bad work and call it HOMOEOPATHY, describing it in the patient's eyes and in our own : only it did not happen to be HOMOEOPATHY!
When an aero plane crashes no one says ,'The LAW of gravitation - motion - physics - have failed in this case!' - the fault is sought in faulty adaptation.
LAW IS INEXORABLE.
At times the question of an epidemic has to be reckoned with, Hahnemann says that by taking the symptoms of a number of cases you can select a drug that covers the lot, and cure, practically, every case of THAT epidemic.
We have all found that the medicine that was so widely curative one year, was useless the next.
One has often heard, 'This is a Bryonia year!' 'Mercurius is curing all the colds just now ...' Then wind and weather change, and another set of remedies for another set of patients crops up.
If the blighting influence that bowled over people of a certain temperament was a cold, dry, East wind, such drugs as Aconite, Bryonia, Nux will suggest themselves. Whereas a sudden cold wet spell would play havock with the people who cannot stand 'cold wet' conditions, and here Dulcamara, Natrum Sulph., or Rhus Tox would come up for consideration.
Why is it that good prescribers will find that they are suddenly getting quite a number of Lycopodium cases? It is not that they are framing their questions to lead up to that drug, but because conditions - perhaps social - economic - or even meteoric are putting a severe strain on persons of the Lycopodium make-up.
Among the remedies of the common cold, then, some suit the illness brought on by dry cold, some by damp cold, some even by warm wet. The affected mucous membranes may be dry - or they may pour. Relief may come in cold, open air, or there may be utter intolerance of cold air, of open air, of draughts, of uncovering, and so on. Without PRECISION, results are POOR.