Total classroom hours: 9
Description: Homeopathy is a dynamic system of healthcare that takes many years of study for a practitioner to become a proficient listener and observer. One must become effective enough to determine from thousands of remedies, the right remedy for the symptoms being presented in their client… and any symptom changes that happen along the way toward balance. Along the lines of flower remedies, homeopathic remedies have had the physical chemistry of the substance diluted out. Since there is no physical chemistry in these remedies from the plant, mineral, or animal kingdom, there is no chance for side effects and no chance for suppression of the symptom’s expression by paralysis. Homeopathic remedies are much more specific in their symptom profile than flower remedies. There can be one hundred people who are presenting the same pathological ailment, but the experience of it will not be the same for all of them. Some of the affected may feel better with warmth while others feel better with cold. Some of the people may have increased thirst while others don’t. Symptoms may be alleviated by being in fresh air for some while others prefer to be indoors. All of these differences in people’s experience of the same ailment would require a different remedy to help bring someone toward health and wellness. A skilled homeopathic practitioner, during the interview, will be listening to words that are used to describe what the client’s experience of the ailment is. They will also be watching hand gestures and body postures to help them narrow down and pinpoint the right remedy.
At The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, homeopathic theory is introduced which includes the history of homepathic medicine, and indications for around 32 different remedies. Because homeopathic constitutional case taking requires so much practice to become proficient, our emphasis is on first aid and acute applications. Things like muscle soreness, sprains, strains, bruising, broken bones, skin rashes, tendonitis, common cold, seasonal allergies, food allergies can be successfully treated using these gentle and potent Healer remedies. The success of treatment using Homeopathic remedies during acute episodes often times gives students the juice they need to pursue instruction that goes deeper into mental and emotional constitutional applications.
Listen in: Robert Stevens introduces homeopathy—
Comments on the Organon of Medicine: Aphorisms 1-3
- The physician’s highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy—-to heal, as it is termed.Comments: The physician is the servant of Nature. The physician is incapable of healing anything. The foundation of natural healing is stated simply;” Only God and Nature heal.” It is the egotistic narcissism of medicine to think that a physician heals anything. The physician’s highest calling, his only calling, is to support God and Nature is her healing wisdom. God and Nature always move toward balance. The highest calling of any health practitioner is to always support the efforts and direction that God and Nature are taking to establish balance.
- The highest ideal of therapy is to restore health rapidly, gently, permanently; to remove and destroy the whole disease in the shortest, surest, least harmful way, according to clearly comprehensible principles.Comments: The restoration of health is not the responsibility of a therapist. Nor can therapy restore health. Only the core current is capable of restoring health. Only the core current is capable of removing the obstacles that produce the so called disease. The responsibility of a therapist and therapy is to assist an individual in finding balance in all aspects of the life journey. If the patient is not interested in finding balance in all aspects of their life the responsibility of the therapist and therapy is to help the client relax. All healing takes place within a state of relaxation. When the patient is relaxed an atmosphere of potential healing is fostered. This state gives the necessary space for God and Nature to begin the healing process. The symptoms of the whole disease are expressed as a result of the core current being in conflict with some aspect of the whole structure. The origin of the conflict are on the mental plane. When a state of balance is achieved the symptoms of conflict are no longer expressed due to resolution. The concept of disease and the need to destroy it is erroneous. This is militaristic in origin and has no place within a natural system of healing. In a state of balance there is nothing to destroy.
- If a physician clearly perceives what has to be cured in disease, i.e., in each individual case of disease (knowledge of the disease), if he clearly perceives what it is in medicines which heals, i.e., in each individual medicine (knowledge of medicinal powers), if he applies in accordance with well defined principles what is curative in medicines to what he has clearly recognized to be pathological in the patient, so that cure follows, i.e., if he knows in each particular case how to apply the remedy most appropriate by its character (selection of the remedy), prepare it exactly as required and give it in the right amount (the correct dose), and repeat the dose exactly when required, and lastly, if in each case he knows the obstacles to cure and how to remove them, so that recovery is permanent, then he knows how to treat thoroughly and efficaciously, and is a true physician.Comments: Symptoms are the language of Nature. All symptoms are created by the core current. The symptoms represent the language of suffering. The suffering is due to lack of balance. The core is neutral balance. The greater the distance from neutral balance the more severe the language of symptoms. In our confusion we have grouped the symptoms into a category called pathology. The old meaning of pathology was the study of suffering. The new meaning of pathology is this group of symptoms is cancer, diabetes, asthma, etc. Medicine does not heal. Only the core current heals. Medicine can only assist the core current in achieving balance. The core current of the medicine must be able to communicate (resonate) with the core current of the individual suffering. If resonance is established this gives energy to the resolution of symptoms. Resolution of symptoms is reestablishing neutral balance. Nature will always take the path of least resistance. The most challenging aspect in understanding pathology (suffering) is being able to “see” the unconsciousness and create an environment in which the unconsciousness may also reestablish neutral balance. This environment is to be found in deep states of relaxation.