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Concept Of Disease In Homoeopathy V1.2


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The presentation details the concept of disease in homoeopathy, tracing the history to early medicine and describing the aspects of health, wellness and sickness.

It introduces the laws of Similia in homoeopathy and provide an understanding of the concept of Miasms.

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Concept Of Disease In Homoeopathy V1.2

  1. 1. Concept of Disease in Homoeopathy Dr. Hari Singh Director, HHC Healthcare
  2. 2. Homoeopathy… A medical system <ul><li>… the method of treating disease by drugs, given in minute doses , which would produce in a healthy person symptoms similar to those of the disease </li></ul>Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) Homoeopathy Homoeo = similar Pathos = suffering <ul><li>06/08/09 </li></ul>Concept of Disease in Homeopathy
  3. 3. Background 1500 Paracelsus &quot;The dose makes the poison.&quot; For example, small doses of aspirin can be beneficial to a person, but at very high doses, this common medicine can be deadly. In some individuals, even at very low doses, aspirin may be deadly. <ul><li>400BC </li></ul><ul><li>Hippocrates “ Concept of man as a whole” </li></ul><ul><li>Physician’s task is to study the diseased individual, rather than the disease </li></ul><ul><li>The whole, and not the part </li></ul>1796 Hahnemann Holistic Rx using small doses 06/08/09 Concept of Disease in Homeopathy
  4. 4. Example of Homoeopathic action <ul><li>Arsenic album, the poison, in crude doses causes the following toxic symptoms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vomiting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diarrhoea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collapse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Arsenic album, the poison, in ultra-diluted (homoeopathic potency) doses, cures the same symptoms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vomiting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diarrhoea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collapse </li></ul></ul>The law of similia <ul><li>06/08/09 </li></ul>Concept of Disease in Homeopathy
  5. 5. Law of Similia <ul><li>Similia similibus Curentur </li></ul><ul><li>(Let Likes be treated by Likes) </li></ul>A drug cures in the sick, what it causes in the healthy (Drug Proving) 06/08/09 Concept of Disease in Homeopathy
  6. 6. Concept of health & disease <ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual well being. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disease </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A predisposed (susceptible) state of body and mind to fall sick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pathology is the result of this indisposed state! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>06/08/09 </li></ul>Concept of Disease in Homeopathy
  7. 7. Health & Disease defined 06/08/09 Concept of Disease in Homeopathy Health Disease “ A condition in which the organism is in complete accord with its surroundings, with that exquisite coordination of different functions which characterizes the living animal or plant” - William Boyd “ is a change in that condition (health) as a result of which the organism suffers from discomfort (dis-ease).” -William Boyd
  8. 8. “ Sickness” <ul><li>But we must not confuse disease with illness. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disease suggests an entity such as typhoid fever, with a recognized cause, structural changes, and clinical manifestations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ When we say a person is ill we merely mean that he suffers from a physiological disturbance characterized by symptoms (headache, pain in chest, shortness of breath) or physical signs ( pallor, rapid pulse, swollen feet)” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- William Boyd </li></ul></ul>06/08/09 Concept of Disease in Homeopathy
  9. 9. Disease, Illness & Syndrome SYNDROME = RUNNING TOGETHER (combination of symptoms caused by altered physiological processes) 06/08/09 Concept of Disease in Homeopathy Disease an entity with a cause (study in laboratory) Illness the reaction of the individual to disease (symptoms + signs)
  10. 10. Reactivity ABNORMAL REACTIVITY SUSCEPTIBILITY 06/08/09 Concept of Disease in Homeopathy Signifying LIFE Normal Abnormal survival/vital force Hyper (+, ++, +++) hypo (-, - -, - - -)
  11. 11. Miasm(s) <ul><li>Susceptibility Profile </li></ul>06/08/09 Concept of Disease in Homeopathy
  12. 12. Predisposition to Sickness 06/08/09 Concept of Disease in Homeopathy
  13. 13. Classification of Miasms 06/08/09 Concept of Disease in Homeopathy
  14. 14. Source of Miasms 06/08/09 Concept of Disease in Homeopathy
  15. 15. Ortega’s Concept 06/08/09 Concept of Disease in Homeopathy
  16. 16. Summary <ul><li>In Homoeopathy, ultra-high-dilutions of medicinal substances are used to cure a disease on the basis of the &quot;Law of Similia&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>The disease in Homoeopathy is predisposition to fall sick (a miasm), which is always present in a living organism, in different ways. </li></ul><ul><li>These miasms are essentially of three types, that bring about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional changes (Psora), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural changes (Sycosis), and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Destructive changes (Syphilis). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These miasmatic tendencies are seen not only in the sick, but also in the healthy person and all the drug substances used as medicines. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Available Soon… Concept of Disease in Homoeopathy – II: Knowing the Disease
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