Vera Resnick-Weisz, DHom Med (Lic), IHM. Classical Homoeopathy. Local and online homoeopathic treatment available
Someone said to me recently: “I couldn’t possibly understand anything about homoeopathy. I don’t know anything about it.”
Well, it often seems that the more education people have, the less they understand anything. It is much harder to explain things to someone who has invested time, energy and money on studies that have taken him in the wrong direction and taught him to develop baseless theories about almost everything, than to someone who comes into the arena of discussion equipped with nothing but good sense and willingness to listen.
I apologize for repeating myself – well, I don’t really. And if you didn’t want to read this you wouldn’t…er…be reading this…
Have you ever had a nagging, dragging cold, which then “developed” into flu? After the flu went – did the cold remain? Usually not. (there are always exceptions. And I must stop heckling myself). The flu is similar to the cold, not the same. And in this kind of case the flu is the stronger disease. So the similar, stronger disease has knocked out the weaker one.
This happens over and over again – if you’re on the lookout for it, you’ll start seeing it frequently. The mild diarrhea that gets knocked out by an acute instance of food poisoning. The cough that gets knocked out by pneumonia. Two similar but different diseases, where the weaker gets knocked out by the stronger.
On the other hand – have you ever seen or experienced the following: chronic arthritis in the knees, where the patient gets a stomach virus. During the time of the virus he/she doesn’t feel the pain the the knees, they seem to be almost improved (fortunately, since there are frequent visits to the porcelain throne), but after the virus the pain in the knees comes back in full force. This is an example of two dissimilar diseases. The stronger suspends the weaker but doesn’t knock it out. Once its course is done, the weaker disease comes back – as if it had never been away.
So Hahnemann watched all this, observed it closely. The drawback, as noted by others who had observed the phenomenon, going back to Hippocrates’ time, is that in nature, the stronger similar disease can kill you. Which is generally not considered a health benefit.
Hahnemann set himself the task of finding how to harness that law, and homeopathy is the result.
There, that wasn’t so difficult was it? Part 2 in my next post. Or the one after that. Watch this space.