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WHAT CONSTITUTES A HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDY & HOW DOES IT WORK?

Dr. Yashika Arora

Homoeopathy is a medical system, based on the belief that the body can cure itself &
Homoeopathic medicines trigger the body’s natural defenses & stimulate the healing process, via
it’s Basic Principle “Let Like cure be cured by Like.” For example, Red onion makes the
eyes water, thus the potentised Homoeopathic prepared medicine from Onion, is used to treat
various allergic state of body.
§ 3 from Organon of Medicine, 6 th edition, By Master Hahnemann quotes –
“If the physician clearly perceives what is to be cured in diseases, that is to say, in every
individual case of disease (knowledge of disease, indication), if he clearly perceives what is
curative in medicines, that is to say, in each individual medicine (knowledge of medical powers),
and if he knows how to adapt, according to clearly defined principles, what is curative in
medicines to what he has discovered to be undoubtedly morbid in the patient, so that the
recovery must ensue to adapt it, as well in respect to the suitability of the medicine most
appropriate according to its mode of action to the case before him (choice of the remedy, the
medicine indicated), as also in respect to the exact mode of preparation and quantity of it
required (proper dose), and the proper period for repeating the dose; if, finally, he knows the
obstacles to recovery in each case and is aware how to remove them, so that the restoration may
be permanent, then he understands how to treat judiciously and rationally, and he is a true
practitioner of the healing art.”
This is what actually constitutes a HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDY.

Dr. Yashika Arora
Dr. Yashika Arora

Homoeopathy is the Practice of medicine that embraces a holistic, natural approach to the
treatment of the sick. Homoeopathy is a system of natural health care that has been in worldwide
use for over 200 years, treating the person as a unique individual, not as a collection of disease
labels, with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability, to bring about health and well-being.
It treats all your symptoms at spiritual, emotional, mental and physical level and finds the ‘like
cures like’ match for them, based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of
health and treats the person as a whole, rather than focusing on a diseased part or a labelled
sickness.
A Homoeopathic Medicine, First of all, constitutes a detailed, comprehensive interview of the
patient, called the homoeopathic case-taking, which is undertaken to reveal the physical,
psychological and emotional characteristics and complaints of that individual. As Elizabeth
Wright writes, “A well taken case is half-cured”. The homoeopathic practitioner then finds the
homeopathic remedy whose Materia medica (drug picture) is the most similar to that of the
patient’s characteristic totality. One must have clear understanding, perception & observation of
the subject proper, so as to assess the changes noticed after the administration of the Similimum.
The Homoeopathic medicinal substances include plant extracts, minerals, chemicals, and human
and animal excretions or secretions. About 60% of the homeopathic medicines are prepared from
one or more parts of plants. The whole plant or some parts, such as leaves, roots, flowers, seeds,
and berries, may be used in the preparation of the medicines. Approximately 20% of the
homeopathic medicines are prepared from minerals, including metals, non-metals, and their

compounds. Some homeopathic medicines are derived from certain animal products, tissues or
secretions containing bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms, called Nosodes. Hormones
and healthy human/animal tissues and secretions are also used to prepare homeopathic
medicines, known as Sarcodes. Certain energy sources, such as magnetism, x-ray, radiation, etc.,
are also used to prepare homeopathic medicines (Imponderabilia).
Homoeopathic remedy mainly includes the 7 Cardinal principles of Homoeopathy. The first
principle of Similia Similibus Curentur, i.e. like cures like says that the body knows what it is
doing and that symptoms are the body’s way of taking action to overcome illness. This healing
response is automatic in living organisms; we term it the vital response. The similar medicine
acts as a stimulus to the natural vital response, giving it the information it needs to complete its
healing work. Since the initial action of the vital response (Theory of Vital Response) plus the
medicine is to increase the strength of the symptoms, this is the first indication of internal
healing taking place, of diseases being cured from within pushed outwards along the established
routes of past and present symptoms.

Dr. Yashika Arora
Dr. Yashika Arora

But before selecting the Similimum, Another Principle comes into action, i.e. Drug proving. The
curative powers of the medicines are discovered by testing them out on healthy human subjects
and carefully noting emotional, mental and physical changes. This constitutes the basis for ‘like
cures like’, for a medicine’s unique symptom picture must match up with the individual’s unique
expression of their disease, that is, the present and persisting symptoms of the disease.
The next principle is that only the minimum dose should be employed, based upon the
understanding that the stimulus of the medicine works from within the vitality. Only
infinitesimal dose is administered to initiate the healing process, which then carries on, driven by
its own internal healing mission without producing the gross side effects, that are so often the
pit-fall of conventional treatment. The potentized remedies, providing the minimum dose, are so
gentle, subtle and powerful, among patients of all ages.
Homoeopathic medicines are essentially nanomedicines. The original drug substance is used in
minute quantities to prepare a given homeopathic medicine, by the process called Potentization”.
Homoeopathic medicines are prepared by 2 methods, i.e. by trituration & succession. The higher
the dilution, when prepared in this dynamized way, the more potent the homoeopathic remedy.
There are 3 scales used till date, namely, The Centesimal Scale, evolved by Hahnemann, e.g.,
30CH or 200C. The Decimal Scale, evolved by Hering and denoted by the suffix X, after the
number, e.g., 200X. The 50 Millesimal or LM Scale also known as Quinquaginta millesimal or Q
potencies, by P. Schmidt.
The next principle of Homeopathy is the Single remedy. The Similimum remedy is prescribed to
the sick person and the results are observed, uncluttered by the confusion of effects that might be
produced if more than one medicine were given at the same time. There are two main categories
of treatment in Homeopathic Medicine; i.e. acute and chronic. Acute treatment is for illness of
recent onset; it may be self-limited (for example, the common cold), or it may progress if not
treated (for example, pneumonia), the body might overcome the illness, or an appropriate
medicine gently stimulates the body to recover more quickly and efficiently.
Chronic or constitutional treatment (Theory of Chronic Miasms) is helpful in treating a chronic
disease of long standing or a recurrent disease, due to Psora, Syphilis or Sycosis. The length of

treatment and the challenge to achieve positive results is affected by many factors, including the
nature of the problem, the early health history, the family medical history, the previous
treatment, and the person’s inherent constitutional strength.
When we talk about how a Homoeopathic medicine acts, it is not the chemicals that cause a
biological change but the vibrations that emanated from the chemicals, which have an effect on
the individual, as every aspect of our body works on two levels, a chemical one and a vibrational
one, which go hand in hand, one does not work without the other. As every electron vibrates
uniquely and everything is made up of electrons, then it is incontrovertible to state that
everything vibrates, thus, one vibration must affect another. Just take sound as an example, a
choir all singing together sounds very different from a school playground. The same thing
happens inside the body, Choirs found where body’s organs healthy vibrationally and noisy
playgrounds, where malfunctioning present, causing vibrational disharmony and sickness.
There is also a misconception that Water has some sort of a memory, to provide evidence that
homeopathy works scientifically. Water has many functions but memory is not one of them, it
actually has a special property that enables it to change its vibrational pattern to the chemical or
environment in which it is in. Thus, water, used as a vehicle in Homoeopathic remedies, is a
chameleon, adapting itself to its environment vibrationally. This vibrated water (Potentised
Homoeopathic medicine + Water) if ingested directly and instantly, affects the body’s biological
functions & the illness can be treated.
Homeopathy work in seconds or it can take years, all this depends on the circumstances and how
one defines "work". Yes, a Similimum constitutional remedy, selected on the basis of totality of
symptoms, will begin to alleviate symptoms fairly quickly, sometimes within days, and then
continue to have a positive effect over months and years. The severity and history of the
problems will usually determine the length of time needed for the Cure to happen. The lower is
the dose of the medicine, the more powerful it acts.
Whenever an individual goes to a Homoeopath, the Doctor listens deeply to the individual, to
understand many different aspects of his personality and state of health. The long Case taking
including Facts of disease, description of pains, emotional reactions, dreams and physical
sensations are all relevant, as well as how do the individual react to situations in life & when in
stress, repeated questions on various on different levels, as a PATIENT, it is very important to
express honestly to the Doctor. The better the Doctor understands his Patient, the easier it will be
to find the Best remedy.
Dr Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of Homoeopathy, in the Organon of Medicine, have
specifically explained “the most probable” process by which Homoeopathic cure takes place, in
Aphorism 29 & 148, which states that every disease(not strictly belonging to the domain of
surgery) depends only, on a peculiar morbid derangement of the vital force, manifested in the
form of sensations and functions of the organism, and hence a suitable Homoeopathic medicine
is selected, on the basis of greatest similarity of symptoms as the disease, in proper potency and
minimum dose.
The medicine produces (due to primary action) a similar but stronger artificial disease acting
through the medium of the sentient faculty of the nerves everywhere, present in the individual.
The natural disease will be removed permanently, by the stronger similar medicinal disease

which will occupy precisely the same place of the former. After this, there is only one disease in
the system, namely, the medicinal disease and hence, the vital force is now only medicinally
diseased. The instinctive vital force employs its increased energy to extinct the medicinal disease
(secondary curative action of the vital force). Thus, the vital force finally overcomes the
medicinal disease and becomes free from any both natural as well as the artificial disease, and
hence enabled again to carry on healthily the vital operations of the organism.
One of the newest and most intriguing explanation about “how homeopathic medicines may
work” by Scientists of France and Belgium, that the vigorous shaking of the water in glass
bottles causes extremely small amounts of silica fragments or chips to fall into the water. These
silica chips may help to store the information in the water, with each medicine that is initially
placed in the water creating its own pharmacological effect. Each medicinal substance will
interact with the silica fragments in its own idiosyncratic way, thereby changing the nature and
structure of water accordingly.
Some Scientists have also confirmed that the vigorous shaking involved with making
homeopathic medicines changes the pressure in the water, akin to water being at 10,000 feet in
altitude. It’s scientifically shown that this process of using double-distilled water and then
diluting and shaking the medicine in a sequential fashion, changes the structure of water. For
example, Normal radio waves do not penetrate water, so submarines are used as an extremely
low-frequency radio wave, so that a single wavelength travels several miles. Like the extremely
low-frequency radio waves, it may be necessary to use extremely low (and activated) doses for
an individual, to receive the medicinal effect.
But here it is important to understand that Nano-pharmacological doses will not have any effect,
unless the person is hypersensitive to the specific medicinal substance. Hypersensitivity is
created, when there is some type of resonance between the medicine and the person, as in
Homoeopathy, the selection of the medicine is on the ability to cause the similar symptoms that
the sick person is experiencing. The Homeopathic principle of Law of Similars, confirms the
modern medicine fact, that the disease is not simply the result of breakdown or surrender of the
body, but that the symptoms are instead, representative of the body’s efforts to fight infection or
adapt to stress. A nanodose, able to penetrate deeply into the body & specifically chosen for its
ability to mimic the symptoms, helps to initiate a profound healing process. The fact is that a
Homoeopathic medicine, is not simply chosen for its ability to cause a similar disease, but for its
ability to cause a similar syndrome of symptoms of disease, of which the specific localized
disease is a part.
Another theory that has come into consideration nowadays, is that the Classically-prepared
Homoeopathic remedies contain measurable source Silica nanoparticles with adsorbed source
materials, heterogeneously dispersed in ethanol-water colloidal solution & acting by modulating
biological function of the allostatic stress response network, as well as immune, endocrine,
metabolic, autonomic and central nervous system. The effects of homoeopathic remedy
nanoparticles involve state- and time-dependent adaptive changes within the body. At higher
potencies, bottom-up nanosilica self-assembly and epitaxial templates from remedy source nano-
forms encountered during earlier preparation at lower potencies could also acquire, retain, and
convey remedy-specific information.

Trituration of insoluble bulk form materials, i.e. mechanical grinding in lactose, generate source
material and lactose amorphous nanoparticles and nanocrystals. With or without source bulk-
form material trituration, repeated succussions in ethanol-water solutions would generate remedy
source nanoparticles & silica (or synthetic polymer) nanoparticles and nanostructures from the
walls of the glass (or synthetic polymer) containers in which the succussion occurs.
The nanoparticles mobilize hormesis and this nature of remedies distinguish them from
conventional bulk drugs in structure, morphology, and functional properties. The remedy is
appraised as a salient, but low level, novel threat, stressor, or homeostatic disruption for the
whole organism. Silica nanoparticles adsorb remedy source and amplify effects. Properly-timed
remedy dosing elicits disease-primed compensatory reversal in direction of maladaptive
dynamics of the allostatic network, thus promoting resilience and recovery from disease.
Although, No one knows precisely, “how homeopathic medicines initiate the healing process”,
More than 200 years of evidence is recorded, from hundreds of thousands of clinicians and
millions of patients that these medicines have powerful effects. One cannot help, but only
anticipate the veritable treasure, trove of knowledge that further Scientific, Evidence-based
Research in Homoeopathy and Nanopharmacology will bring soon. And an Ultimate
HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDY, in all constitutes, restoring the person to a state of well-being
through individualized homeopathic treatment following the Principles of Homoeopathy,
prescribed orally or via olfaction, the potency selected on the basis of susceptibility of the
individual, including removal of obstacles to cure.

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