In yesterday’s blog post, I introduced the idea of the three major jurisdictions within medical Heilkunst, and I explored some of the ins and outs of the first jurisdiction, Therapeutic Regimen. Today’s focus will be on the second jurisdiction, or Therapeutic Medicine.
Strictly speaking, medicine is what most people assume my practice is all about, and they aren’t entirely wrong — much of what I do in the clinic involves the use of homeopathic remedies, and other practical applications of the law of similars. You may recall that yesterday’s exploration of Therapeutic Regimen was based on the law of opposites, which points to the fundamental difference between these two jurisdictions. To put it another way, the role of regimen is to address all forms of balance or imbalance, while the role of medicine is to deal with the more specific issues of disease.
Within this broad area of therapeutic medicine, which is governed by the principle of the law of similars, there are several sub-areas of focus, and different ways of applying this therapeutic principle, depending on which type of disease is being treated. Some of these sub-areas include:
- Homogenic Prescribing — This is the area that is largely made up of using homeopathic remedies for first aid prescribing. Every type of injury or physical trauma has been clinically linked with a particular remedy, which produces a similar irritation to the whole body, and is therefore the curative remedy for that first aid trauma. Arnica for bruises, or Apis for bee stings are common examples. Also, the whole basis for prescribing specific time line remedies to remove those shocks and traumas from our system falls under this category. The remedies I use to clear out from your system the whiplash you had 5 years ago, or for the tremendous emotional loss you suffered 3 years ago are also examples here.
- Pathogenic Prescribing — This is the one category which has the most alliance with the conception of disease within conventional medicine. The idea of an external disease agent (a pathogen) invading the human organism, and being the cause of disease has common ground in Heilkunst and conventional medicine. There are key differences in how pathogenic disease are treated, but at least there’s a link in terms of how this type of disease originates. The Heilkunst approach to treating a pathogenic disease includes the use of isodes, which are homeopathic remedies made from the pathogen in question. You may be familiar with this, if you’ve been to our Winter Health Clinic, where we use an isode of influenza as a preventive agent (vaccine) for the current year’s flu strain. Another significant deviation Heilkunst takes from conventional medicine here, is into the treatment of the Chronic Miasms, which are originally pathogenic diseases, but which have been passed from generation to generation at the genetic level. I’ve written about some of these specific diseases in previous blog posts, such as in this one about the tubercular miasm.
Tomorrow, I’ll continue to explore some of the other sub-categories of disease that I address within this middle jurisdiction of medicine.