Commentary on the Organon of Medicine: Aphorisms 1-3

Commentary on the Organon of Medicine: Aphorisms 1-3
October 1, 2011 Robert Stevens NTS, ND, CCSP
Dr. Samuel Hahneman

Dr. Samuel Hahneman, the father of homeopathy

Organon of Medicine: #1 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.

#2 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.

#3 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.