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Homeopathy - Principles of cure

Once the medicine is given in proper potency after gathering the symptoms of a disease, what should happen if that the disease is actually getting cured and what are the indications that it is not getting cured? – This is a very important aspect of homeopathic treatment.

As soon as the medicine is given, the patient should feel mentally relieved. This is most important. This is reflected immediately, while curing acute diseases. Based on this, it can be observed if the medicine is working immediately or not. The reason is that the medicine starts working at micro levels, initially. Therefore, patient feels relieved at vital levels. He feels relaxed.

These initial signs of relief are not reflected in chronic disease. The changes happen slowly. But, in case of acute, the disease symptoms immediately get reduced. This primary principle was formulated by one of the giants of homeopathy, Dr Herring, through his research.

  1. The symptoms should reduce from inside out. That means the pain should subside from internal organs and the disease may surface to the skin. Or the vital energy may expel the disease out of the body in the form of fluids.

  2. The symptoms get reduced from upper parts to lower. The symptoms get reduced in the order starting from head, face, neck and chest etc.

  3. First, the suffering of vital organs gets reduced, and then the rest of the organs feel relieved. Pain in vital organs such as Heart, Brain, Lungs and kidneys get reduced, and then the pattern continues to parts of the next level of organs in the hierarchy of importance.

  4. The disease symptoms disappear in the exact reverse order of their appearance in the developmental stages.

If the symptoms are observed as per the above mentioned order, it means the disease is getting subsided. If it is happening in the opposite direction, it means the disease is not getting cured. Then, the case needs to be revisited to see why it is happening so.

Then, if needed, the medicine needs to be changed, or the potency has to be changed.

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