For whatever reasons, the modern homoeopath continue the delusion of treating the person and not the disease. WE DO NOT TREAT THE PERSON, we treat the DISEASE AS EXPRESSED THROUGH ALTERED SYMPTOMS IN THE INDIVIDUAL. as a previous article stated, this is the complete picture of the DISEASE, and not the person.
This negates EVERY personal preference or personality trait of the person if it is unaltered or unchanged in any way prior to or during the disease state we are looking at. Hahemann in his instructions for taking a case made this abundantly clear.
Although any homoeopath can fail in making a correct prescription, would it not be much better to eliminate incorrect case taking from the checklist for sorting out the problem from the outset? Better to relook at the SX and adjust accordingly depending on the patients reaction to a remedy that did not work as expected, than to have a lot of meaningless and useless symptoms that bear no relationship to the case of disease being treated.
There are many homoeopaths who spend literally 8-16 hours taking a ‘case’. Unbelievable. It is not about a personality profile, or a legend of likes and dislikes and every event that happened in the patients life. It is about having a factual picture of the presenting sx of the disease in front of you so that a match can be made for a substance that produces the same SX of the disease state. That is also why the theory of one remedy cures in a disease is incorrect. This is based on KENTS religious beliefs and not Hahnemanns research. Remedies produce SX. When the SX change, so does the remedy.
Disease is usually a progression of events toward the present state. Each stage of the disease is usually of a different state. Depending on where we intervene, it will be a different remedy picture. Take Croup for example. If we are in the beginning stages of interventions, we will probably give ACONITE for the fevers and inflammation present. As that stage is ‘altered’ we move towards Spongia for the Croup SX of the cough and ancilliary effects of the disease. If the SX presented are not quite the Croupy cough, we may well give Hepar Sulph and then Spongia, and even alternate these remedies as the SX of the disease alternate. So that is 3 remedies give to cure one disease at each stage. Giving Hepar or Spongia when the patient requires Aconite will do nothing. The SX do not match the prescription. But in ALL cases, the ALTERED DISEASE STATE is the only indicator for a prescription. Not the personality or the patients preferences-unless ALTERED during the disease state.
Any practitioner who has based his or her practice on Kentian philosophy is going to be wrong in understanding Hahnemanns directions. Thats just the way it is. That goes for the teachers too.
If you have a desire to be a better physician, then the onus is on you to practice Hahnemannian homoeopathy. Just because KENT said and other say that he was a devoted follower of Hahnemanns medical practice…… does not make it so.