The Homeopathic Discipline
Allopathic or standard medicine effects relief from disease by
introducing unnatural chemicals into the body to suppress disease organisms,
attempting to balance the harm the chemicals may do to other functions of the
body, against the good of ridding it of the threat of disease. Homeopathy
induces the body to use it's own defenses to root out the disease, by
stimulating those defenses with tiny amounts of substances found in nature, and
doing so entirely without unwanted side effects.
Homeopathy works on "the law of similars" (similus similibus
currentur), which is often expressed as "like cures like." This law
states that disease should be treated by therapeutic agents, which produce
symptoms in health persons similar to those of the disease, using a microdose of
The power of the agent is not in it's material but in it's pattern, which is
imprinted into a neutral host; water. In HANSI"s case the micro-dilution is
more than one part per 100 million. One drop of tincture is added to 9 drops of
water and succussed (pounded), and a drop of that solution is added to 9 drops
of wter, and so on. Greater dilutions appear to be more potent, but not
For thousands of years, homeopathic remedies have been known to primitives in
South America and Australia, and to sophisticates of ancient Oriental,
Mediterranean and European civilizations. Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.) noted the
similarity between the normal effects of some medicines and the symptoms of the
disease they seemed to relieve. The Greek physician, Galen (200-130 B.C.), was
the founder of experimental medicine, and both homeopathic and orthodox
allopathic medicine grew out of his doctrines.
Five hundred years ago, a Swiss doctor known as Paracelsus, practiced
homeopathy. Two hundred years ago, a German medical doctor, Samuel Hahnemann,
developed homeopathy as a formal system and declared "the law of
similar." He believed that a physician should use the least amount of the
medicine that could produce the desired effect; that the more a remedy's action
matches a disease's symptoms, the less is needed to stimulate the body to heal
itself. Diluting remedies so the patient receives the minimum effective dose,
both maximizes benefits and prevents any harmful side effects.
Dr. Cesar Bertacchini of the HANSI clinic in Argentina expressed in the
introduction to his study: "It is known that human olfactory cells detect
substances such as methylmercaptan in concentrations of 125 billionths of a
milligram per milliliter of air. Why then could we not accept as a working
hypothesis, the possibility of the existence of some type of similar receptor at
the level of the immune system, capable of capturing substances in extremely low
doses and reacting positively at that dosage?"
Homeopathy is mainstream medicine in Germany, England, France and most other
European countries. The British royal family has relied on it for 150 years, and
96 percent of British citizens use alternative health care, with the most
popular being homeopathy. Forty percent of the French public uses homeopathy.
India has 120 homeopathic colleges and 300,000 homeopathic practitioners.
Because of HANSI's multiplicity, HANSI is puzzling to many homeopaths,
particularly those in Europe and Asia. HANSI is an amalgam of many substances,
and it can treat many different diseases, including the most difficult and
serious ones. Conversely, traditional homeopathy seeks a single remedy for each
condition, often treating various conditions serially.
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