In short: What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy - therapeutic treatment method developed by the great German physician and scientist Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). The basis of homeopathy is principle of similarity - A substance capable of inducing in large dosescertain symptoms in the body in small doses to treat symptoms related capable, ie like cures like (similia similibus curantur). For example, it is known that the kidneys are affected in cases of poisoning with mercury. Consequently, taken in small doses, mercury is able to treat such diseases of kidneys, which appear similar to the symptoms of mercury poisoning. The word "homeopathy", coined by Hahnemann means "similar disease". The dominant medical system based on the principle of "the opposite is treated the opposite" (contraria contraribus curantur), he was named allopathy ( "the opposite of disease"). Other laws of homeopathy are: the law of small (minimum) dose, the law test (proving) funds in healthy volunteers, the use of one drug law and the law of dynamization, as well as the theory of miasms. The theory of homeopathy in detail is set out in the fundamental works of Hahnemann's "Organon of the Medical Art" (1st edition in 1810, 6th - 1921). And "Chronic disease" (1st edition in 1828, the second - in the 1837), required for the study of all homeopathic schools and colleges. The pharmacological basis of homeopathy is based on Hahnemann as "Materia Medica Pura" (1811-1819), repeatedly augmented by his students and followers. All of these books are available today and in Russian. For the treatment of herbs (herbal medicine), homeopathy has nothing to do.
Anything that can cause in a healthybody certain changes and, accordingly, to treat similar symptoms in a sick. These may be salts, acids, minerals, plants, fungi, separation of living organisms (snake venoms, wound discharge, etc.) and themselves living organisms (e.g., spiders). Although some homeopathic remedies may seem very exotic, it is not so much of their power, as above principleOn which they are applied. This is what distinguishes homeopathy from other health care systems. In classical homeopathic pharmacopoeia listed about one thousand two hundred and drugs; the most widely used, which must be a sign of any homeopath, 200.
For the minimum dose obtained by successivedilutions of the active substance, Hahnemann came after it collided with exacerbations of patients caused by the appointment of high doses, although they were much less than those that are appointed allopathic school. In homeopathy commonly used decimal, centesimal and LM (fifty thousand) scale. Decimal dilutions were developed and put into practice by the German homeopathic doctor Constantine Hering (1800-1880). Centesimal were introduced by the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann; their preparation technology for the first time set out in detail in the 5th edition of the "Organon" (1833). LM-potencies are also Hahnemann invention; they are described in the 6th edition of "Organon" (1921). Without going into the finer details (about them can be found in special directories) preparation of homeopathic remedies, briefly process liquid preparations can be described as follows. Starts the mother solution of the active substance of which is mixed in a certain proportion of alcohol. If the ratio of one to ten, it turns out the first decimal dilution, referred to in different countries D, or X; if one in a hundred - a few hundred, denoted by the letter C or not referred to at all. To prepare the subsequent dilutions corresponding part is taken (for decimal dilution tenth hundreds to hundreds) of the resulting solution is transferred to a new tube and re-mixed with an appropriate amount of alcohol as described above for the preparation of the first dilution. There is even a so-called one tube method, invented by Russian landowner Semyon Korsakov (1788-1853), which is used only in some countries and for the preparation of dilutions higher than the thirtieth centesimal. It is based on the fact that the complete solution of the pouring tube, the walls still remains a certain amount of fluid, equal to about one-hundredth the volume of the solution. This method is not as precise as the method of Hahnemann described above, but also demonstrated its reliability. In cases where homoeopathist wants to specify by what method should be formulated medicine, he adds H (for Hahnemann's method) or K (method for Korsakoff) after dilution instructions. Thousandths centesimal dilution is designated by the letter M. After each dilution ten times resulting solution is shaken - it's called dynamisation or potentiation solution. Homeopaths believe that thus released latent energy of the drug. Resulting in the end of the desired dilution (potency) may be caused to the milk sugar granules - so obtained we all know sweet homeopathic grains ( "balls"). Thus, for example, Aconitum or 30x 30D, indicates that the drug should be released aconite 30 th decimal dilution; Apis 200C or 200SN, or simply 200 - Apis in two hundredth centesimal dilution (by Hahnemann) and Colocynthis 10M - colocynth in ten-thousandths centesimal dilution. The above-mentioned LM-breeding have in homeopathy is very limited application. They are designated LM / 1, LM / 2 or 0/1, 0/2, etc. For more information about the preparation of dilution technology can be found in an article a few refinements to the different types of homeopathic dilutions. According to the law Avogadro no molecule of the starting material can be detected already at about 12X dilution or 6C. However, homeopathic medicines work well in ultra-high dilutions. What is it and how the - the science is not yet known, there is no shortage in the theories, but it is not so important for practical purposes, the homeopathic treatment the answer to this question.
With all the diseases that do not require emergencysurgical treatment. It is a matter exclusively the competence of a homeopath. The author of the site itself was witnessed by Indian homeopaths cure those diseases for which homeopaths in "developed" countries usually try not to take or treat that they are prohibited by law: oncological diseases (including brain tumors), tuberculosis, severe diseases of the endocrine and cardiovascular system, neurodegenerative diseases (such as multiple sclerosis). Seen and patients withdrawn from the coma by using only homeopathic medicines. Unfortunately, the years of persecution and actual prohibition of homeopathy in the Soviet Union played a role. Homeopath such level in Russia little, if any at all. Typically, the "average" homeopaths quite successfully treat skin diseases, uncomplicated pulmonary disease, cardiovascular and digestive systems, the effects of trauma, and various allergies. Many childhood diseases that bring so much trouble kids and their parents, are treated well even very experienced homeopaths.
Yes, but this happens very rarely necessary. Unfortunately, type 1 diabetes, when the patient for years gets the insulin and hormone therapy irretrievably ruined More pancreas functioned beta cells, is no longer possible to do without insulin, but the correctly chosen medicine to reduce the dose and significantly slow the development of diabetic complications. If homeopathic treatment is started immediately after the diagnosis of juvenile diabetes, it is sometimes possible and complete cure. As a rule, allopathic drugs have to be reduced gradually, especially hormones, and anti-hypertensive medicines that the patient receives for a long time, so as not to cause a sharp deterioration associated with withdrawal syndrome. In general, the allopathic "crutches" competent homeopath completely unnecessary. Antibiotics, for example, can (and should) be canceled immediately.
Universal antidote homeopathic remediesmint considered. So fans of mints, mint gum, mint tea or mint toothpaste should give up their habits. Not Recommended coffee. An antidote is a strong coffee, but because the concept of a fortress sufficient tensile, it is better to just eliminate coffee. It is undesirable to also use different "Chemistry" - shampoos and hair dyes. Take homeopathic medicine usually before going to bed, it is better for 30-40 minutes. before dinner, carefully brushing teeth brushing without toothpaste. This minimum limit. The founder of homeopathy was more strict in the requirements to the diet (see para. 140 note to the "Organon")
On someone else's successful definition, homeopathytreats man in the disease and not the disease in man. While allopathic therapy is aimed at combating the consequence, not the cause, ie, only with the symptoms, individual manifestations of the disease (narrowing of the extended expanded narrow, lacking added microbe kill and so forth.), homeopathy treats the whole body, relying on its internal capabilities. The purpose of homeopathy is full human cure, rather than suppressing symptoms, usually accompanied by the transfer of the disease to a deeper level of the body, what happens when allopathic treatment.
Homeopathy History knows a lot of techniques,borrow from homeopathy certain ideas or certain drugs for their own purposes, and then try to speculate on their "pedigree" and "relationship" with homeopathy. Most of these methods are long and firmly took their place on the dump ineffective or inefficient systems of diagnostics and treatment. Do you expect the same fate homotoxicology and Voll method, the future will show. But in any case, they are based on non-homeopathic principles, have no relationship to homeopathy, and the doctors, they are used, homeopaths are not. Even if they are trying to convince their patients to the contrary. Other doctors, in the shower themselves laughing follevskoy diagnosis, explain the application of this method is the desire to "impress" a patient in a competitive environment. But usually the desire to splurge there just those doctors, homeopathic treatment success which is very modest, and that they are trying to compensate for the "impression". At the same ones who use homeopathy on its laws and has the corresponding results, have neither the time nor the inclination to engage in "impressionable" tinsel.
This is a set of homeopathic remedies, unitedby nosological principle (ie, for the treatment of a particular disease). The creation of these hybrids is contrary to the fundamental laws of the homeopathic proving (drug tests) and co-administration of a single drug. They can be defined as a means for a home first aid kit, a sort of analgin or Biseptolum. In relatively simple cases they can help; often performance may surpass allopathic agents used to treat the same disease. Count on them to help in the slightest degree of serious illness at least naive. Assigning a doctor of these funds indicates that homeopathy does not he seriously studied and it is not familiar with the laws. If at the same time he does not call himself a homeopath, and does not pretend to be treated as such, a great disaster in the short-term use of complex means no.
Classical homeopathy is based in their practiceon the unalterable laws established by the founder of homeopathy Hahnemann. "Modern" Homeopathy uses these laws selectively, depending on what attracted, and what is not "modern" doctor. Most often, "modernity" is associated with foregone or simply missing fundamental homeopathic education, and even elementary intellectual laziness doctor. Classical homeopath carefully examine all constitutional features of the patient, shall appoint one homeopathic remedy (usually in high potency) and watching the progress of the reaction to it. "Modern" homeopath more focused on disease rather than the patient, and uses frequent destination nizkopotentsirovannyh several drugs. This, in essence, in-line method of work in the clinic. Not too sinning against the truth, we can say that "modern" homeopathy - is the use of homeopathic medicines for allopathic principle. Although no comparison of complex homeopathic remedies, and drugs prescribed by a "modern" technique, can not be successful "modern" Homeopathy is also limited to certain diseases. "Modern" homeopathic doctor aware of this and for many diseases just do not come from, offering to treat them allopathically. Hence in demand myth that such and such a disease homeopathy "not treated".
Without homeopathy effective, it is notI existed to two years, not to mention the two centuries, and even taking into account the constant aspiration allopathic destroy it. The problem is that homeopathy becomes effective in the hands of only those who know how to use it. And the ability it does not fall from the sky. It can be acquired only by hundreds of hours of study and practice under the guidance of experienced professionals. It is impossible to become a homeopath, listening to dvuhsotshestnadtsatichasovy rate as established by the Russian Ministry of Health. Unable and trёhsotchasovy, and for pyatisotchasovy too. Only when homeopathy is recognized as a medical specialty which is, say, pediatrics, ophthalmology and radiology, with the introduction of the compulsory courses of months of specialization and examinations, as is customary for all medical professions, it is hoped that the average level of practicing homeopathy rise sharply, and interest in it on the part of the rank and file of physicians will increase significantly. As long as the homeopath can legitimately be called after the surface of the course, for which, in addition, to pay (quite a few) should be out of pocket, waiting for a breakthrough nothing. Often these courses are taught "homeopaths" who do not know and do not understand even the basics of the homeopathic method, and it is believed that homeopathy differs from allopathy medicine only. Unfortunately, homeopathy is a strong resistance on the part of the medical establishment. The idea that someone can cure disease, they do not own the strength, strongly intolerable for people who have spent in medicine all his life, received from it everything that is possible, and not approached with even an iota to the understanding of the mechanisms, which acts a living organism. Not having the slightest desire to delve into the essence of homeopathic teachings, they homeopathy are insulted and unsubstantiated reject, knowing full well that its success are the natural death of their exaggerated authorities and their pseudo-scientific "schools" that exist for their own sake, nothing devouring people's money, and for years to come not learn to treat and the most simple to the homeopathic treatment of the disease, such as asthma. The trouble is that many of these businessmen from medicine occupy important positions in medical schools and can influence the minds of the students, not learned more critical attitude to the above ex cathedra and distinguish small selfish interests, disguised as "word of science." One of the greatest homeopaths of all time, prof. James Tyler Kent (1849-1916), said that he knew only one criterion of scientific medicine - the ability to heal the sick. One doctor who knows how to do it, that real scientist. Those who do not know how, and hides his inability to rant for the name of science - just a talker.
Homeopathy - the art individualizationSince it treats people, not disease. According to the principles of homeopathy, people can not be divided, as required by modern science, like rabbits or rats, in groups, to feed the placebo and by some universal stereotypical medicines from some illness, and then compare the resulting. Each patient should be individually select a certain medicine in a certain dilution with a certain frequency reception. This makes homeopathy an art that has to develop over the years. Conducted still studies with their discordant results misunderstanding of sin is this very simple truth. In fact, the best study of homeopathy is its more than two centuries of experience of hundreds and hundreds of doctors. Homeopathy can work wonders when it is used on its own rules. It had its own well-reasoned laws and successfully treated a severe illness even in those times when allopathic his "heroic treatment" systematically undermined the health of all, heads to them for treatment to address: the rivers were bled, burned skin blister and Spanish fly, "diverting" internal diseases, poisoned by mercury and turned inside out and vomit endless enemas. Of course, all of this, as now, on behalf of the "real science" opposing "charlatan homeopathy". This allopathic today to remember for some reason do not like: "Time, you know, this was the level of science was so." The answer to the demand, "Prove that you are treating so-and-so from the standpoint of our modern science," can only be one: your we do not follow fashion, let the individual patient rather than rat group, and if the disease is not already running hopelessly - cure. And any other answer on the effectiveness of methods medicine can not exist on definition.
This is one of the most common misconceptions. We often hear that "homeopathy even if it does not help, do not hurt" or "the only thing that homeopathy is dangerous, it is wasted time." This is not so. Accepted often, and especially in the high potency medicines may cause serious health disorder. The homeopath must understand very well, with some powerful weapons he has to deal. That is why it is desirable to apply only to those homeopaths who have the appropriate training and meet the criteria of a classical homeopath.