This complementary medicine method widely applied in the United States and India, treats human body as a whole, doesn’t deal with the symptoms and focuses on the holistic individual. The drugs obtained by dilution from various fields of nature are used in potentised form. The main purpose and principle of the treatment is to normalize the innate life energy. For this purpose, rather than its chemical effect, energetic influence, power and even the soul of the drug bring benefit.
This treatment method has been proven thousands of times over healthy humans and has been accepted as an effective scientific method. Homeopathic remedies are activated by high dilution of herbs, animals, minerals and diseased tissues of humans and animals. After a certain point of dilution, the basic component of the drug disappears and only the energy and soul part of it remains.
The basic principle can be explained as follows: if a substance causes an illness in a healthy person, giving the person a very small amount of the same substance cures the illness. During this process life force of the patient mobilizes gaining even further strength by the drugs taken and enables the body to heal itself.
Homeopathic treatment is usually administered as acute or chronic disease management. Especially the treatment of chronic diseases is made with a drug which is appropriate to overall structure in other words constitution of the patient. This is called constitutional drug. In acute diseases, patients experience constitutional deviations. The homeopath detects these deviations, finds and applies the appropriate remedy. A person being constitutionally sulphur may show Belladonna symptoms when afflicted by illness. In that case patient’s condition is converted to sulphur by Belladonna remedy.
Conditions that homeopathy shows success in:
An approach limiting the area of homeopathy use with particular diseases is contrary to soul and philosophy of homeopathy. If someone asks such a question, we can easily say that he/she has an allopathic perspective and does not know about homeopathy at all. Homeopathy regulates life energy and shows success in every disease.
A brief history of homeopathy:
Homeopathy is based on the principle that “dilution increases potency of the substances”. For the first time in history, this principle had been recognized by Hippocrates, the most well-known physician of the ancient Greek era. And afterwards, this law of nature had been extensively researched by Paracelsus, a German traveler, physician, and alchemist.
But for the first time, Samuel Hahnemann, physician, pharmacist and chemist, had proved these laws of nature by the experiments he made on himself and turned this power into a scientific treatment. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, was born in Meissen (northwest of Dresden), Germany in 1755. After completing his medical, pharmacy and chemistry education he has worked as a physician for a short period, later he refused continue his career this way and decided to make translations in seven languages he speaks.
Along his translations he has learned that the bark of Cinchona tree (grows in tropical region of Latin America) when taken by a healthy person, shows similar symptoms with malaria and he experimented this on himself for several times. After a series of positive experimental results, he turned this healing method into a scientific treatment in his most important work “The Organon of Rational Medicine”. Thereby homeopathy was born as a modern and a natural treatment method. Hahnemann has treated patients with homeopathy for a long time in Germany and published several books based on his researches until the end of his life (1843 / Paris).
Homeopathy and Complementary Medicine
Modern medicine is concerned with the morphological and physical changes in the patient and in the illness, it treats microbial and traumatic deviations in the organism. Thereby, the epidemics (plague, typhoid, cholera, polio, tuberculosis, trachoma, etc.) have now been completely avoided. Deaths due to acute illness occur very seldom in regions with modern medical facilities.
However in chronic and degenerative diseases (rheumatic diseases, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, myopathies, depression, psychosis, asthma, COPD, hypertension, migraines, cancer, etc.) the success rate of modern medicine is quite low. Mostly, rather than treating diseases the symptoms are temporarily relieved and patients become lifelong drug addicts.
For this reason, complementary medicine disciplines and previously ignored or formerly popular but forgotten treatment methods have found re-acceptance, or at least have been noticed in the modern world.
And therefore, acupuncture, homeopathy, neural therapy, prolotherapy and ozone therapy have been recognized and applied by physicians and patients under the names of supportive, adjuvant and complementary therapies especially for chronic diseases. Actually, it isn’t proper to separate the medical disciplines with evidence-based explanations performed by physicians to treat patients as complementary or supportive. Each industrialized service retaining control of certain fields, excludes its competitors. However, in point of fact we recover amputation recommended legs with ozone therapy. Both I and my patients have experienced this happiness and success for hundreds of times. Let authorities not make ozone therapy regulations. The reality is obvious.
Homeopaths know and publish that homeopathy can heal asthma, migraine and diabetic patients. But both alphabet, school, book and working principle of homeopathy are different from modern medicine. It’s not yet possible to prove one by other’s method.
Almost 500 neural therapists in our country know the migraine, fibromyalgia, constipation cases being recovered with neural therapy.
With every passing day, we increasingly observe the success of prolotherapy in herniated disc, arthrosis, joint instability, tendinitis and avascular necrosis. The sentence “you will live with the pain, with the disease” is unacceptable. The creator gave the cure of everything and has not yet given any incurable disease.
A New Approach to Homeopathy: Sehgal’s Method
Indian homeopath, Dr. Madan Lal Sehgal has developed a more effective method that requires less time by working on mental signals. He named this method “rediscovery of homeopathy”. Physicians adopting this method in addition to classical homeopathy show much more success. Sehgal’s method is classical homeopathy but it has a deeper look into the examination of patient and interpreting rubrics.
I’ve been performing prolotherapy, neural therapy and ozone therapy for several years but I had severe concerns about including homeopathy in my daily practices although I’ve fallen in love with homeopathy as well. Because I was in the opinion that a physician performing homeopathy cannot allocate time for other practices and cannot deeply focus on homeopathy either. But my opinion has changed when I learned more about Sehgal’s method.
I realized that homeopathy was gradually settling into my daily practices as I was translating Sehgal’s books and applying in my patients. You will find further explanation on this subject in the writing below. These cases and some major approaches are taken from the book of Dr. Madan Lal Sehgal.
SYMPTOMATOLOGY OF SIMILARS
Cycles of animal, plant and minerals are interdependent. Their emotions and behaviors are interdependent as well. The ones adopting a similar attitude towards diseases or events are called “similar”.
A patient beseechingly asks for help to recover. There are different ways to ask for help. The patient seeing a doctor is naturally seeking help. But recognizing and evaluating the differences in the way of asking will lead us to different homeopathic remedies.
SHRIEKING, aid for
DELUSIONS, help, calling for
DELIRIUM, crying help for
Both 3 rubrics above are related to asking for help. Knowing the nuance between them lies in the finesse of Sehgal’s method.
A patient withdraws, doesn’t ask for help and struggles alone.
And another cries and suffers.
Shrieking (shouting and screaming)
Delusions (hallucination, deliria)
Delirium (crazy, mad)
However the help subject is differential as well. The two words “Aid and help” are closely related to each other. But there’s a slight difference between their meanings.
Aid = rescue, assist, support, invoke
Help = be useful, befriend, assist
AID = to make a special effort for helping, to assist, professional help. For this reason it can be done with intelligence and ease. It means intellectual and easy assistance of a professional. But sometimes people don’t have enough tolerance for waiting for help. If they cannot receive help immediately, they stagger, they get confused. And they try to solve the problem on their own. Or they shout and scream. But they won’t solve their own problems easily.
HELP = Waiting for effort from others. Help is received or given. Not private; no matter who the person is. Asks from others. Does not do anything on his/her own. Has no plan. Cries. Asks “is there anybody to help me?”. Says “Do something! Can’t you see that I’m dying?” if there’s someone around.
Where are they? Where are the people beside me now?
Why don’t they do anything?
I feel very bad, nobody helps me.
Nobody can do anything for me.
Nobody can save me.
Delusion: a false belief or opinion. Imagination – hallucination – illusion.
Imagination: Producing mental images of what is not present.
Delusion, poor he is (sep, bell, col-f, hep, nux-v, bry)
Hallucination = A sensory experience of something that does not exist
Delusions, floating in air (lach, nux-v)
Illusion = Includes visual and auditory hallucinations.
Delusion, figure, sees (bell, cal, hyos, op)
Delirium: Uncontrolled mind. Person is enslaved by his feelings. An abnormal mood, excessive reactions. A strange mood and signs of insanity, but you cannot call crazy. Not crazy. It’s the state of going insane. A changing mood between contemptuous, ridiculous, crying, smiling states.
Being off the track
Shrieking: To reveal one’s pain with a sharp, piercing cry.
Sharp shrill sound, loud and rough voice. Expressions of excessive pain or cheerfulness is loud and noisy.
Crying: Crying from agony and sorrow. Suddenly starts to cry while walking. They suddenly cry while talking, chatting.
Crying and shrieking are very different. Mental state of these two cases are quite different. Shrieking is = rough, loud voice. You don’t want to hear that voice. It’s disturbing.
Delirium, crying, help, for (camph, conth, ign)
Shrieking, aid, for (plat) asking for help by shrilling
Delusions, help, calling for (plat). A state of hallucinating. Inner voice says that help will come. Sometimes the patient doesn’t directly ask for help, this can be deduced from his/her voice and manners. It can be perceived by an easy and clear observation of symptoms.
Shrieking, for aid: example: (plat)
The patient having pain in left side of his body:
– Doctor, I’ve been feeling pain in left side of my body since yesterday. I can’t either walk or use my arm and leg.
– When did it start?
– I guess 3 or 4 days ago. I felt worse yesterday and decided to visit you and take a drug.
Patient comes with left side pain again
– Doctor, can you do anything for me?
– There’s nobody to do my job (At work)
– No one can take my place, they can’t.
– If I don’t work, everything in my office will be confused. Moreover, he’s the one to worry when someone gets ill. Naturally, he can’t be quiet. He says, doctor, please help!
Calling for help: (plat)
I’ve tried to overcome. But I realized that I need to visit you. I won’t be able to manage on my own.
These 3 cases should be considered as the same. The words and expressions they choose lead us to remedy. So we need to focus on the patient. Patient’s stress, voice and attitude is important.
How (How does he/she tell, how does he/she behave, etc.)
What (What does he/she say, what does he/she do, etc.)
Why (Why does he/she telling, why does he/she do, etc.)
When (When does he/she say, when does he/she do, etc.)
Present (What’s wrong now)
Predominating (What are the dominant symptoms)
Persisting (What are the symptoms that persist)
BRYONIA = Bry
1. Very busy. Works on several things and is surefooted. Concerns for the future. (Works hard)
Anxiety, do something, compelled to (Anxiety of compulsory activities)
2. It is a very irritable condition. A question he/she is forced to answer will irritate him/her. Let’s see the whys and what.
Disturbed, averse to being (Annoyed by his/her situation)
Fear, suffering, of (Afraid of suffering, bearing this disease)
3. Talking about work in the morning irritates him/her. He/she disappears when the pain starts. Obligations and insisting on certain things disturb his/her entire body. He/she can’t feel comfortable wherever he/she goes. Deep feeling of insecurity. Disinclination for work.
FEAR, poverty, of (afraid of poverty)
ANXIETY, bed, driving, out of
ANXIETY, driving, from place to place
BED, get out of, want to
HOME, desires, to go (wants to go home)
4. The child dislikes being cuddled and carried. Fear of death and desperate about recovery. Refuses everything he/she doesn’t want.
CARRIED, aversion, to be (hates to be carried –despair-)
DESPAIR, recovery, of (desperate about recovery)
FEAR, death, of (fear of death)
DESIRES, various things refused when offered
Patient: Doctor, I don’t know what has happened to me. Don’t ask me anything do not await a reply. Give me medication. Don’t ask me anything about my condition. I don’t understand what you’re telling.
Doctor: If you don’t tell me your problem, how can I help you?
Patient: Except one (I’m not so sure) I don’t have any problems. But I’ll be better if I recover from this.
Doctor: How can you tell that?
Patient: I haven’t been able to do anything since this problem occurred. I cannot concentrate. I know that I’ll be better and able to work if I get rid of this problem.
Capriciousness means, wants, but, does not know what
Doctor: What do you mean by saying “If this problem ends, everything gets better”?
Patient: I mean it will take some time to treat this disease. But my major problem is my work-related pain. For this reason, if this pain passes off, my life will be in order and I can go back to work. Everything will be fine.
Doctor: Can’t you do any work now?
Patient: How can I maintain my life if I don’t work? I cannot completely quit my job. I talk over the phone with my colleagues. I have to leave my job and activities when my pain increases. I cannot continue my work at the same rate and ease; first I want to get rid of this pain. I want to get rid of the pain that affects my life. I really don’t like this situation.
Disturbed, averse, to, being (BRY)
Business, talks, of (BRY)