By Educational Partner: Aleksandra Mikic, DMH, DVH, DPh of Health For Animals Program
Homeopathy has been with us for two and a half centuries. Its significance is not just in the fact that it represents a true Do No Harm method, but also because it turned the concepts of materialism on its head. Of course, even today, those who are heavily steeped in the materialistic mindset, cannot accept it, in spite of all the evidence.
Like anything that has been around for that long, homeopathy has been subject to different interpretations. Most of the fault actually lies with the language itself, and the lack of proper translation. Dr. Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, spoke in the language of his time and place, old German. The English translation of his writings did not appear for many years and when they did, the subtle differences present in old German were lost.
A good example of such loss of true meaning is the term vital force. Dr. Hahnemann used two different expressions which became clumped as the vital force, and to this day continue to cause misunderstanding. When Dr. Hahnemann spoke of this living power, he sometimes referred to it as a creative power and other times as a sustaining power. These two terms were not interchangeable to him, but represented the polarity of the living power. Each aspect had its own function in terms of health and disease.
The sustaining power is what we think of when we refer to the natural healing power, it maintains our function and always strives to bring us back into balance. It is not gentle however, as it may sacrifice a less important organ, to save a vital one. The creative power is our ability to become impregnated and bring forth into the world what hasn’t been there before: ideas, art, projects, and children. The sustaining power acts as a guardian to this creative power, keeping disease processes at bay. However, it is not always successful, and the creative power is sometimes breached.
No matter what impregnated it, the creative power will go into gestation and bring forth the manifestation of that seed. We all know that when we are infected with chickenpox, it takes two weeks to see the symptoms. The moment when we were infected was the moment our creative power was breached. Gestation took two weeks, and then the full disease came forth. What does that have to do with homeopathy, you may wonder?
Most homeopathic practitioners rely on prescribing based on the symptoms alone, and that means that if you knew that you were infected with chickenpox and went to one of those practitioners, you would have been told to come back when the symptoms show up. But Dr. Hahnemann said that we should resort to treating the symptoms only when the cause alludes us. That means that we should be able to remove the chickenpox seed before it sprouts into a full blown disease. But even if the disease happened in the past, removing the seed would help prevent shingles. Useful, isn’t it?
The true causal prescribing always aims at the seed of the disease or trauma residing in the creative power of the living organism. Prescribing according to the symptoms is needed only when the symptoms are present or the cause is not known.
The complete homeopathy, or heilkunst as Dr. Hahnemann called it, is taught in Health 4 Animals course.
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