Creating Waves of Awareness
“ The high and only mission of the physician is to restore the sick to
health to cure as it is termed”
The very first aphorism of Organon says it all. To achieve this Hahnemann
advised us to be skillful in three basic spheres -
# The knowledge of diseases.
# The knowledge of drugs.
# The knowledge of application of drug knowledge to disease knowledge.
If we give a bird's eye view towards Homoeopathy since it's beginning upto modern ages, we can see there are various types of prescriptions with different angles of thoughts to achieve the desired similimum. The most interesting fact is that almost all these types achieve successes and that too through the hands of great stalwarts!
There are several methods to make a homoeopathic prescription. Some of them are:
All the symptoms of the patient are taken into consideration. But greater stress is given upon the individualistic symptoms. The symptoms are evaluated and
arranged to get a portrait simulating Materia Medica. If matching occurs the very medicine is selected as similimum. Sometime, the physician has to take the help of repertory and calculatemathematically the most matching medicines and finally the similimum is confirmed by the study of Materia Medica.
Particulars to Generals
This is the innovation of Boenninghausen. Here, all the particular symptoms are considered as general symptoms and they are to be arranged as a ‘Complete
symptoms’ through the doctrine of analogy.
Generals to particulars
After proper homoeopathic case taking the characteristic symptoms of the case are to be evaluated in the Kentian way, i.e.
– Mentals ;
- Physical generals ;
- Characteristic particulars ;
- Common symptoms.
Some authorities demand that in the background of every case there is some miasm, and so if anti miasmatic medicines are applied, they will be cured.
Here, the physician depends mainly upon the general make up of the patient along with his susceptibility, diathesis and temperament. Drs. Gravougl, Clarke,
Burnett used this method often.
Here, the prescriber picks up one or few more striking, singular, uncommon, peculiar, characteristic symptoms and base their prescriptions upon them only.
Drs. Lippe, Guernsey, Allen, Nash used to prescribe in this way.
Here, the pathogenesity of the medicine on a particular part or organ of the body are considered to make the basis of prescription. Drs. Burnett, Hughes, O.Lesser, etc. used to prescribe in this way.
After a thorough case taking, the actual cause is searched for and the prescription is mainly based on those causative factors. Dr.Boger was a pioneer in estabishing the causation as very important parameter.
Different medicines become well indicated in the diseases appearing in different seasons.
Rainy season…………….Rhus Tox., Dulc., Nat.Sulph.
Winter…………………...Acon., Bryonia, Gels.
Summer………………….Ant.Crud., Glon., Nat.Mur.
These medicines do promptly act but especially if the case be an acute one.
During drug proving the serial appearance of the symptoms in the provers are judged and in any case if such sequence be observed, the prescriptions by its
similarity produce marvelous results.
A process of treatment with nosodes, not depending upon the symptoms but depending upon the material cause of the disease.
Various other non-conventional (and non-recommendable) methods
a. Poly prescriptions
c. Group medicines
d. Specifics, Tonics, Injections, etc.