‘The physician's high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to
cure, as it is termed.
The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its whole extent, in the shortest, most reliable, and most harmless way, on easily comprehensible principles. ‘ (Doctor Samuel Christian Frederik Hahnemann)
"All curable diseases make themselves known to the intelligent physician in signs and symptoms."(Hahnemann.)
Disease is discomfort (disharmony), health is harmony (comfort) in functions of our body. When this harmony is disturbed there appear abnormal signs and symptoms and these (signs and symptoms) are the real indicators of the disease and our sole guide in finding the medicine for the patient.
How a chronic disease (e.g. cancer) is cured. Here is the Hering’s law of cure:
From above downwards.
From within outwards.
From a more important organ to a less important one.
In the reverse order of their coming.
We find that (when we treat cancer cases) a patient responds well to treatment and gets cured of his disease but most cases result in failure. No two patients react the same.
In some cases there are enough symptoms to lead to the remedy but in most cases there is paucity of symptoms.
A disease like Cancer generally comes on in later life, when childhood symptoms have been forgotten. Patients come to us with a history of drugging from childhood, every morbid condition has been suppressed, and symptoms have been changed by drugs.
Pathological conditions, as also the patient, are incurable when there are no signs and symptoms, and so long as there are no signs and symptoms these remain incurable. In proportion as the pathology progresses the signs and symptoms decrease. The patient must have the reactive ability when the similar remedy is administered, or become worse after such a remedy than before. Therefore, it is a homoeopathic remedy when the patient can react from it; otherwise it is only a similar agent and not a remedy.
Till there are signs and symptoms, good vital reaction continues, but after the signs and symptoms have been suppressed by drugging and pathology has taken their place, it is impossible to predict what the quality of reaction may be and lack of vital reaction is most imminent.
What we need to lead to cure of cancer is the full picture (since birth) how it developed; the full description of the sufferings (with the treatment given) since the beginning to present time when the patient comes to us. If the symptoms that have appeared from birth to the present date are undiscovered, it is no wonder that cancer is incurable. In order to cure any condition we must base our prescription on the totality of the signs and symptoms and not on the pathology (pathology is only helpful). The cancer is the ultimate. The symptoms from the first are the outward image of the patient. If they have been suppressed or changed by drugs that are not homoeopathic, there is nothing left for the homoeopath to do. Here we may only do palliation and prolonging life but no cure. Patients having only feeble reaction are only palliated, while those of strong reaction go through all their past symptoms in the reverse order of their appearance. Cancer patients seldom have the vital reaction strong enough to develop former symptoms, hence they are incurable.