The last few years has seen a concerted effort by the Medical Associations and Pharmaceutical companies attacking therapies that do not fall under the scope of their control. One by one, each discipline has crumpled and allowed regulation and governmental oversight which has been to the detriment of the practice. Homoeopathy is the latest medical practice to be under the spotlight and, due to its current state, is ripe for absorption.
Homoeopathy has always been at the mercy of its practitioners. Samuel Hahnemann, according to the pages of history, has a long record of battling with medical Doctors who never learned the principles and techniques properly. Time and time again he remonstrated with them to abandon the half hearted application of the therapy and was deeply disappointed by colleagues and public figures who espoused the practice, and failed miserably in the practice.
Since the resurgence of interest in the Western world from the 1960/70’s, Homoeopathy has been in the hands of a core group of people and those that carved out a niche for themselves as teachers and leaders. Sadly, the majority of these people have spent time building on their charisma and personal wealth as opposed to teaching the well researched and documented practice of the specialist therapy. It becomes apparent in conversations with some of them, that despite protestations to the contrary, they do not know the writings of Hahnemann.
What we have today, is a fractured, disjointed, and at best, a facsimile of a medical speciality that has a proven and documented track record of efficacy.
Homoeopathy as taught in the specialist schools around the world, is dangerously close to being a waste of your time and money. The teaching content, will be based on the knowledge, or lack of, from the person who operates it. Read the presented material from a variety of establishments, and you will be led to believe that the teachings are based on authentic Hahnemannian principles, and yet the reality is that the content of the lesson titles or subjects to be discussed. give little indication of what you will be exposed to. A new school in Arizona, that now has governmental approval for licencing homeopathic physicians (Like Naturopaths) in the State, is headed by a well known practitioner who doe not teach homoeopathy according to the principles and the Organon. It therefore follows that any “licenced” homeopath graduating will not know real homoeopathy. The sad thing is, that a graduate from that school, will be promoted and accepted as a fully qualified practitioner of Homoeopathic Medicine, by virtue of the legal right to practice.
Did the Governments of the world do this? No. They pursue the path of containment and control. To legislate and “protect”, ie, keep the profitability within the pharmaceutical Industry. Its the nature of the beast. The problem lies within the homeopathy community itself.
False teachings. Incorrect application of therapeutics. Lack of professional training. Lack of knowledge on many levels, historical, developmental, provings, symptom matching, case taking, analysis, symptom reaction, patient management, limitations of homoeopathic intervention, medical diagnosis skills, the list goes on.
From the day a student enters a teaching establishment, the primary teaching of “Treat the patient not the Disease” is thrust upon them. From day one, the false premise of the practice is established. Somehow the opening paragraphs of the medical treatise The Organon is overlooked and twisted.
ORGANON OF MEDICNE
The physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed.
His mission is not, however, to construct so-called systems, by interweaving empty speculations and hypotheses concerning the internal essential nature of the vital processes and the mode in which diseases originate in the interior of the organism, (whereon so many physicians have hitherto ambitiously wasted their talents and their time); nor is it to attempt to give countless explanations regarding the phenomena in diseases and their proximate cause (which must ever remain concealed), wrapped in unintelligible words and an inflated abstract mode of expression, which should sound very learned in order to astonish the ignorant – whilst sick humanity sighs in vain for aid. Of such learned reveries (to which the name of theoretic medicine is given, and for which special professorships are instituted) we have had quite enough, and it is now high time that all who call themselves physicians should at length cease to deceive suffering mankind with mere talk, and begin now, instead, for once to act, that is, really to help and to cure.
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.
If the physician clearly perceives what is to be cured in diseases, that is to say, in every individual case of disease (knowledge of disease, indication), if he clearly perceives what is curative in medicines, that is to say, in each individual medicine (knowledge of medical powers), and if he knows how to adapt, according to clearly defined principles, what is curative in medicines to what he has discovered to be undoubtedly morbid in the patient, so that the recovery must ensue – to adapt it, as well in respect to the suitability of the medicine most appropriate according to its mode of action to the case before him (choice of the remedy, the medicine indicated), as also in respect to the exact mode of preparation and quantity of it required (proper dose), and the proper period for repeating the dose; – if, finally, he knows the obstacles to recovery in each case and is aware how to remove them, so that the restoration may be permanent, then he understands how to treat judiciously and rationally, and he is a true practitioner of the healing art .
The teaching and practice of Homoeopathic Medicine in the year 2012, is at an all time low. What is available, are a variety of therapeutics that are labeled as homoeopathy, and promoted as such. Charismatic teachers of each branch or deviation of the medical practice continue to get rich from their brand of therapeutics. Loyal followers, for whatever reason, have forsook their own studies in the abundance of material available, and just repeat what they have been taught. The teachers are there by popular demand, so at some point the responsibility for their presence has to fall on the followers not doing the research required to confirm or deny the teachings.
Homoeopathy should be a developing therapy. It should have enough practical therapists following the same methodology and application, so that observations regarding treatments and results can be explored and tested. Instead, we have radical departure from the basic tenets, and the sad thing is that the mode of operation that people follow have ALREADY been tried and discounted in years gone by by Hahnemann for logical, scientific and medical reasons.
The compilers of these notes, have deliberately not named teachers or methodologies or schools. We believe that the standards and practice applications as defined by Hahnemann should be enough for each person to use as a yardstick for themselves when making a choice. We also observe that the “regulating” bodies setup around the world for the promotion and “licencing” of homoeopaths have not adhered to the principles and practices, and thus are currently promoting their own agenda and favoured method of therapeutics that do not comply with the minimum standards of applied homoeopathic methodology.
Thats about all that can be said. Health and the maintenance of it has to be applied on accurate and on easily comprehensible principles. We are not seeing that in the main anymore. Will you take the time to study and put it right? Will you?