One of the biggest challenges for successful treatment in homeopathy is the interference of the iatrogenic disease caused by the allopathic method of chemical drugs. In addition to this method there are many alternative modalities that are also steeped in the physical approach to medicine. We do not live in a world that is really conducive to the pure homeopathic approach. What are we to do about it?
Hahnemann made it clear in Aphorism 52 of the Organon, “There are but two principle methods of cure; the one based only on accurate observation of nature, on careful experimentation and pure experience, the homeopathic, and a second which does not do this, the heteropathic or allopathic. Each opposes the other, and only he who does not know either can hold the delusion that they can ever approach each other or even become united, or to make himself so ridiculous as to practice at one time homeopathically at another allopathically, according to the pleasure of the patient; a practice which may be called criminal treason against divine homeopathy.”
With words as strong as “treason against divine homeopathy” it would be unconscionable for the homeopath to think that he could combine homeopathy and allopathy at the same time and achieve beneficial results with his client. Yet we are faced daily with clients that are coming to homeopathy for relief and at the same time continuing their allopathic treatment. I find that the choice for the client/patient is not mine to make. I can only do my single part and still do homeopathy by following the highest principles.
We must be aware at all times of the effects of the drug and allopathic treatments that our clients are continuing. It will help much to understand the effects of these drugs. It will also help understand the response to the homeopathic remedy. I have altered many expectations about cure as a result of the choices that my client’s can make.
Education is probably the single most important aspect to the role of the homeopath in this day and age. Aside from being a very good prescriber and having the ability to navigate complex and difficult cases, teaching our clients about the nature of dis-ease and healing is vital.
Most doctors who have been indoctrinated into the medical model have a very hard time making the leap to homeopathy. I see many who try but will still prescribe the drugs along with homeopathic remedies. This is a push/pull game. The drugs push and suppress the expression of dis-ease and the homeopathic remedies inspire/pull the expression of the dis-ease to present itself. This will NEVER end in cure.
It is through explaining the differing methods to my client that can help them to make a different choice about their treatment. It is never a choice I make for them. But through the education process and the new understanding of homeopathy my clients can then make better choices about their health care. I do not disparage the allopathic profession and the wonderful advances in emergency care that they provide. But in the approach to the chronic treatment of dis-ease they fall exceedingly short.
Unfortunately many of our clients have been indoctrinated into the allopathic approach also. I remember when I first discovered homeopathy it took me many months to make sense of the spiritual/energetic approach to the treatment of dis-ease. Our fundamental assumptions of the body and disease being physical is the first hurdle to overcome. As Hahnemann states, the vital force rules with unbounded sway and dis-ease ALWAYS originates in the vital force. It requires letting go of the idea that healing happens only from the physical level.
There are a few energetic modalities that are sometimes, and I reiterate, sometimes applicable to aid in the homeopathic approach. I have found that acupuncture, when applied with a similar intent and proper timing, can help the client along side of homeopathy. Sometimes massage and other physical/energetic therapies like Orthobionomy, cranial sacral therapy and physical therapy when applied correctly and at the right time can also be helpful.
The strong effects of many alternative modalities that work in the physical realm of the body can be equally as suppressive as allopathic drugs. Many herbs have such strong alkaloids they are really not much different than a drug and can have equally as strong effects. Many herbs are not nearly as controlled in their preparation as that of a drug and the effects can be much harder to control. Aside from the fact that the herb has a more vital life force it is not that different from the chemical drug when the active ingredients are isolated.
It is impossible to see cure when the root cause of any expression of disease is not addressed. Since all disease originates in the vital force the only way to bring cure is to change the vital force and not from the outside by the physical drug or modality of treatment. Even so, I never take my client off of the drugs they are taking. It is not my responsibility to manage their drug responses. I am not trained in the allopathic approach and do not want to be responsible for their drug management. Just as I would not want the medical doctor to manage my homeopathic case, I do not want to manage theirs. I do encourage my clients to go back to their prescribing physician and get off of the drugs, especially those that do not seem to help them in any way. Most clients are seeking homeopathy because they have tried the allopathic approach and are finally disgusted by the lack of results.
So be the best homeopath you can be given the circumstances of our present medical climate. Always follow the highest principles of homeopathy. Never give up faith that your client can heal. Educate them as to the real nature of health, healing and dis-ease. Encourage them to take more responsibility for their healing and the choice they have about it. And remember Hahnemann’s warning to “not commit criminal treason against divine homeopathy”. You will be a better homeopath with much greater success.