Whenever I write, it’s as if I’m talking to a group of people. Only problem is – when I write for a site like this, I’ve no idea who I’m talking to. It could be one, it could be many. You could be skeptics, trolling the internet for ammunition against homoeopathy. You could be practitioners who mistakenly think this site is in support of “unreal” homoeopathy (sensation method etc.). You could be students looking for more information than you feel you’re getting in class. You could have no idea what homoeopathy is, and be visiting this site out of curiosity, looking for explanations.
Problem is, I can’t write a “one-size-fits-all” piece. I also don’t feel I have anything to add to the many sites plagiarizing many other sites plagiarizing a few books giving descriptions of what homoeopathy is, who Samuel Hahnemann was, what his religious beliefs were and what time he got up in the morning.
I can only write from my perspective, as a homoeopath who has the misfortune to see real homoeopathy hurtling towards its demise amid a labyrinth of commercial and political interests combined with self-styled homoeopathy gurus who are not practicing real homoeopathy and cannot teach students to get repeatable, reliable results.
I can only hope that amongst those who pick up on my writing there will be those who feel the resonance of my words, who are looking for truth and honesty in practice, not for fine phrases and soaring imagery (not to mention demagoguery).
Homoeopathy is a basic, “nuts-and-bolts” therapy. It’s a you-do-this-you-get-that kind of activity. Any time we stray from this groundedness and head into specious speculation and unproven theorizing, we lose results. We lose cures. We lose standing as a medical therapy. And ultimately we lose self respect.
So who are you? Are you a practitioner who is looking for a more solid understanding of the therapy? A student who feels something is missing when mind symptoms are extolled and there isn’t a proving symptom in sight in a therapy that supposedly rests on the principle of “like cures like”? Or a member of the general public who has stumbled on this site and whose curiousity is piqued?
And perhaps more importantly, especially for those students and practitioners who wish to improve their work and results, who do you want to be?