A condition that is usually brief in duration and self-limiting; that is, either the illness runs its course or the patient dies. Examples: colds, flu, broken bones, infections, poison ivy, vomiting, fever, etc. In some cases, acute illness, if left untreated, can turn into chronic diseases. This is sometimes seen in the case of infections, tuberculosis, venereal disease, sequels from influenza, shingles, etc.
Antipathy or Enantiopathy
Pronounced “Anti”-pathy; See Law Of Opposites
See Bi-Phasal Action Of Drugs
6.0221415 x 10 23 (the number of molecules in one mol of any given substance). Dilution beyond Avogadro’s number is, in theory, any substance diluted until no molecules of the original substance are left in the dilution.
Bi-Phasal Action Of Drugs
If a drug inhibits a function in a moderate dose, it will stimulate that same function in a minute dose (Arndt-Schultz Law).
As opposed to acute illnesses, chronic illness usually develops more slowly, lasts indefinitely, results in deterioration of health, and does not resolve without some sort of healing intervention. For example: arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, disc degeneration, inflammation, depression, etc.
The complete restoration of health, evident after discontinuing treatment. “Health” remains after all signs and symptoms of disease have been removed permanently.
Any substance that causes symptoms or alterations in health. Any substance that has biological activity in a live organism.
Drug Side Effects or Adverse Drug Reactions
The effects of the drug. The changes, symptoms and alterations produced by a drug in an organism during treatment that are not palliating or suppressing symptoms of the existing disease.
Dual Action of Drugs
The primary action of a drug is a bio-chemical action affecting the molecules, cells and tissues of the organism. A drug’s secondary action is the body’s adaptive response to the primary action. The secondary action is often opposite in nature to the primary action, and triggered by bio-energetic (electromagnetic), not by chemical signals.
A true cure takes place (and symptoms will recede) from inside the organism to the outside; from the more important organs to the lesser important; from above to below; and heals the symptoms in the reverse order of their development.
The treatment of a disease with a substance that can produce a similar disease in healthy people.The employment of a substance-specific electromagnetic signal derived from a drug that is selected for each case of an illness, according to its symptom-similarity, to amplify or intensify the natural bio-electromagnetic signals the body employs during this illness, in hopes of accelerating and ensuring complete recovery.
Homeoprophylaxis or Homeopathic Immunization
The use of homeopathic medicines to prevent the occurrence of a disease. Homeoprophylaxis is administered orally rather than by injection. Homeopathic Immunizations are backed by several large scale, and numerous smaller scale scientific studies.
The selection of a remedy, dose, and potency suitable for a given case or disease or patient after taking into consideration his unique group of symptoms, sensitivity and susceptibility.
Law of Opposites
A drug producing a sufficient number of opposite symptoms to those of a disease will suppress or palliate these symptoms if administered in a sufficiently high dose (antipathy).
Law of Similars
A drug causing sufficient number of similar symptoms to those of a disease will cure that disease if administered in the minimum effective dose (homeopathy).
Latin for “material of medicine”. A reference book listing homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic actions/indications. This information comes primarily from the provings of the medicines; also from clinical observation.
The science and practice of applying medicinal substances; medicines; drugs; or remedies to treat disease.
The dose small enough to produce a curative or restorative effect in a diseased organism without causing side effects.
The adaptive and defensive biological response of the living organism to a physical, chemical or biological threat or injury, aimed at restoring health. The response is characterized by specific health effects and symptoms, and triggered by disease-specific bio-electromagnetic signals.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
The absorption of electromagnetic energy (typically radio waves) by the nuclei of atoms placed in a strong magnetic field. The nuclei of different atoms absorb unique frequencies of radiation depending on their environment, thus by observing which frequencies are absorbed by a sample placed in a strong magnetic field (and later emitted again, when the magnetic field is removed), it is possible to learn much about the sample’s unique makeup and structure.
Organon of Medicine
The Organon of Medicine, by Samuel Hahnemann, MD, founder of homeopathy, is the book in which he set down the fundamental principles of homeopathy and of medicine. His observations & experiments not only brought life to homeopathy, but revolutionized the practice of medicine. For example, he advocated for humane treatment of the mentally insane; he pushed for more sanitary practices in medicine; and he emphasized the importance of nursing, diet, bed rest, and isolation of patients during epidemic diseases.
Substance causing changes or alterations in the healthy organisms when given in a large (toxic) dose (thus “pharmakon” [Gr]: drug; poison).
Determined by how many times the remedy has been succussed and diluted during preparation. A number and a letter are associated with the remedy name to indicate which potency scale has been used. An example of the decimal scale would be Arnica 6x. An example of the centesimal scale would be Arnica 30c. An example of the 50 millesimal scale(Q or LM) would be Arnica 1Q (or LM1). These are the 3 potency scales currently in use.
The process of agitation or shaking after each step during serial dilution of a drug in water or alcohol that imparts to the liquid structural effects specific to the substance and increases its medicinal action.
A medicinal substance that has undergone the process of potentization, its active principle being effects generated in water or alcohol by serial agitation alternating with progressive steps of dilution.
The testing of a substance, either in crude form of in potency, on healthy volunteers to discover the symptoms it is capable of producing. Participants in a proving record their symptoms; the symptoms are collated and used as therapeutic indications for prescribing that substance.
The process of looking up symptoms in the repertory to find a well suited remedy for the case.
An index of the homeopathic materia medica by symptom, divided by parts of the body. A list of remedies is indicated for each symptom. All modern day repertories use Kent’s Repertory as their starting point.
Theoretical postulate of a drug causing the most similar drug disease – the one most likely to cure.
The administration of a single pure drug of any given dose at any one time without admixtures of any other drugs.
Specificity of Drug Action
Each drug causes specific effects in all living organisms that are distinct from those caused by any other drug.
The driving inward of disease symptoms by the use of medicines such as “anti”-biotics, “anti”-histamines, “anti”-inflammatories, “anti”-virals, “anti”-hypertensives, steroids, etc. Any drug or substance that can cause the symptoms to turn off (without curing) can drive the symptoms deeper and cause more serious disease than was previously there.
The process of forcefully striking a homeopathic remedy against a firm surface. This can be done by striking the bottle firmly against the palm of your hand. We succuss the bottle 2-3 times before taking a dose of a “water potency” or remedy dissolved in water.