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“ 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:

Totalistic
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.

Miasmatic
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.
Constitutional
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.

Keynote
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.

Organopathic
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.

Etiological

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.

Seasonal
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.


Chronological-Sequential
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.

Tautopathic
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
b. Mixtures
c. Group medicines
d. Specifics, Tonics, Injections, etc.
.........................................ARINDAM

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Comment by DR. ARINDAM DUTTA on March 28, 2010 at 3:32am
Dear members,

Not only in the field of selection of similimum (as I mentioned in the blog post), but also we see variety of differences regarding the dose, potency and repetition of it too. Numerous examples are there in our rich literatures, even from the pens of different stalwarts. They were successful prescribers.

Obviously, the question of dose, potency and repetition of the dose depends upon personal experiences. But how do these different paths lead to the ultimate goal, the similimum?

Is it because of openness or vast versatility of our Homoeopathy? Or something else?

Please, share your views. I believe we all care for HWC and " sharing is careing"

Regards..............................ARINDAM
Comment by Dr K Saji on June 15, 2010 at 2:59pm
Dear Dr Arindam

The presentation is really interesting.

Eventhough we find many angles of prescribtion, The Simillimum for a case will be a single one - Is it not ?
The listed angles, except for a few which cannot be called Homoeopathic in the exact sense (Physical constitutional, Organopathic, Tautopathic and Non conventional) are different routes for a single objective. Advocates of the so called angles tells us that our main aim - that is the Simillimum - can be reached easily in such a way. Those angles gives us a clue for a group of medicines and from that group we should find out which one covers the symptoms of the case.

This diversity - especially those Semi-Homoeopathic angles -creates much confusion - atleast for the beginners. Those people of the other systems of medicine who watches from outside may feel it very funny. In our HWC itself i have read a clinical 'Quiz' in which a single doctor gussing a dozen medicines one by one as prescribtion for the description of a single case ! Isn't it funny ?

In India we have grown up to the Post-Graduate Level in different subjects in Homoeopathy and even now those coming out after the 5 and 1/2 year BHMS course are groping in the dark for a suitable angle of prescribtion !! There should be some general guidelines for Case taking, Evaluation of symptoms, Repertorisation , Analysis of the Repertorial Result, Selection of medicine, Selection of Potency, Repetition and the like.

After mention of this 12 angles, what is your opinion about the best angle Dr ?
Which is the one you adopted in your practice ? ( You may tell me it can vary but just tell me which is the most in common chronic conditions )

Sincerely
Saji
Comment by sajjadakram on June 15, 2010 at 8:34pm
The essence is prescribe only and only on the present signs and symptoms including location, sensation, modalities, ignoring everything else even the past history and inheritance.
sajjad.
Comment by DR. ARINDAM DUTTA on June 16, 2010 at 6:37am
Dear Dr. K. Saji,

First of all I am thanking you for reviving this days' old blog of mine from the dark again.

Re: “.......After mention of this 12 angles, what is your opinion about the best angle Dr ? Which is the one you adopted in your practice ? ( You may tell me it can vary but just tell me which is the most in common chronic conditions )”

My input :

It really depends. Who am I to decide? It is the patient who will show us the path which I shall consider for him.

But still my most favorite angle is the very first one. The greatest advantage of using this way is- here chances of error (from my part) is much less than others. In a rather complicated case I may miss or misinterpret the proper cause, the basic miasm, the constitutional trait of the patient. Here, it is better to be on the safer side by considering the most important features (evaluated symptoms) of the case with an overall wholistic approach to the individual.

But in certain instances we can not deny the strong causative modalities, seasonal factors, organ affinities, etc. Sometimes we do prescribe on the basis of these factors independently, irrespective of the whole and see great results. But it should not be the routine.

As our Homoeopathy is an “observational science”, only the clinical experiences teach us in which cases- what to do?

My intention to write down this blog was to unveil the inner unfathomed versatility of Homoeopathy. Why is it successful from different perspectives of prescriptions as shown by our stalwarts. For the selection of the similimum someone had given stress on cause alone while others on keynotes or miasms or seasons or organ affinities....etc. Here also their rate of success in treating their patients is quite well evident in our rich literatures and old journals!
Therefore, is there any unexplored areas still left alone as far as our philosophical doctrines and teachings are concerned?

Please put some light on it from your experiences.

............................ARINDAM
Comment by DR. ARINDAM DUTTA on June 16, 2010 at 6:39am
Yes Gary, your view is right on the dot.

Our guide for making a prescription should only be the symptoms and signs of the patient .... and nothing else. I absolutely agree with you from the core of my heart. This is unprejudiced observation.

But still we can not deny the efficacy of MYRISTICA in felon. We can not turn our head from CALCAREA in “3 F” constitution. We see great reults of BRYONIA, RHUS TOX., ACONITE, etc. if we prescribe them on the basis of causative factors alone, irrespective of patients' symptomatology. Why? Why? Why? I know all these instances are quite prejudiced and biased, but why do they give result while I am giving least stress upon the patients' symptoms and signs?

My intention to write down this blog was to unveil the inner unfathomed versatility of Homoeopathy. Why is it successful from different perspectives of prescriptions as shown by our stalwarts. For the selection of the similimum someone had given stress on cause alone while others on keynotes or miasms or seasons or organ affinities....etc. Here also their rate of success in treating their patients is quite well evident in our rich literatures and old journals!
Therefore, is there any unexplored areas still left alone as far as our philosophical doctrines and teachings are concerned?

Please put some light on it from your experiences.

Thank you for your response and am looking forward for your valuable reply.

................ARINDAM
Comment by DR. ARINDAM DUTTA on June 16, 2010 at 6:43am
Dear Sajjad,

Please explain - what do you mean by-

"The essence is prescribe only and only on the present signs and symptoms including location, sensation, modalities, ignoring everything else even the past history and inheritance."

..................ARINDAM
Comment by Dr. Wequar Ali Khan on June 16, 2010 at 9:11am
Dear Doctors; This is one of the liveliest, and a very challenging discussion on HWC forum presently.

It is timely and needs to be debated rationally with all the inputs duly supported by reasons from the works of Hahnemann, his disciples and those who came after him.

Its now time to come to a rationale where one can use the medical science of Homeopathy at its best.

This can and should be achieved by setting a parameter considering all what has so far been laid down and discussed and come down after consensus to the way or ways,this science of healing art can be practiced.

In my personal opinion extreme flexibility and extreme rigidity will prove counter productive to the cause of homeopathy,Having said all this,let me say that adhering to laws of the Organon,and the teachings of Hahnemann should be our guideline,how else can we define and defend Homeopathy and what it stands for?

My thanks to Arindam,Garry,Saji and Sajjad for getting this timely discussion into the forward gear.
Comment by Dr K Saji on June 17, 2010 at 1:43pm
Dear Dr Arindam

Viewing an elephant from different angles will not make it an ant !

The success of the different methods depends on the fact that the followers of those theories basically kept sticking on to the basic theory of simillimum. They used these angles as shortcuts to reach there - that's what i think.

In Owr own clinical practice itself we approach different types of cases differently.

In Acute individual diseases - we target the Aetiology
In Acute epidemic diseases - we target the diagnostic totality - the disease symptomatology
In Acute sporadic diseses - we consider the symptomatology

In Chronic diseases of different kinds i think most of the Homoeopaths usually adopt your first angle and that itself is sticking to the basics.

Sincerely
Saji
Comment by Dr. Prabhat Kumar Dasgupta on November 20, 2011 at 9:32pm

So nice Post DR. ARINDAM DUTTA.....

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