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The 3rd Natural Law
of Homeopathy

The Holistic Tree of Wellness

Holistic Caduceus

Journey 3
The Law of Holism

Recap of Journey 2
We concluded Journey 2 by validating the Law of Potentisation
- Arndt & Schultz (1888) - However this proof was conducted on dilutions below Avogadro's Limit.
However the molecular basis of science was being questioned. One reason was because it could not adequately explain the phenomenon of radiation.
- Quantum Theory Max Planck (1900)
- Einstein's Energy Equation (1905)
- Kirling Photography (1939)
- Beveniste's Water Memory experiments (1988)
- Post 2000 Nobel laureate's Brian Johnson & Luc Montagner endorsements


The theory that parts of a whole
are in intimate interconnections,
such that they cannot exist or be understood
independently of the whole.

Holism involves treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors and not just physical symptoms of a disease.

This concept is one of the major differences
between conventional medicine and homeopathy 

Conventional medicine
treats the patient as a sick organ or a sick tissue (ie as a disease entity).

believes all the symptoms a person suffers (physical, mental and emotional) must be viewed as a whole single underlying problem in order to observe the true nature of the illness. The patient must be seen as a whole individual and not as an aggregate of organs. 

Such Holistic thinking was known in the times of the great philosophers
who wrote

Holistic Philosophy
You ought not to cure the eyes without the head
or the head without the body
or the body without the soul.
This is why the cure of many diseases is unknown to many physicians.
They are ignorant of the whole.
The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
The great error of our day is the treatment of the human body
by physicians who separate the soul from the body
Plato 424 328 BC

Definition of Health
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being
and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
World Health Organisation (WHO)

It is surprising and disappointing
that conventional medical science has learnt very little
in the area of Holistic medicine over the intervening two millennia.
Dr Peter Darashah


Examples of Holism
1. A very obvious example of the way the body responds to lifestyle would be those many people who suffer from ulcers due to stress. .

2. High blood pressure is another common ailment from stress. Whether it is a short-term bout of anger that elevates your blood pressure, or a high-stress job that keeps it elevated throughout the day, the circulatory system responds to the mind and emotions.

3. Further evidence demonstrating the connection between mind and body is the fact that poor emotional health weakens the body's immune system. Those who experience stressful, sad or otherwise emotionally negative periods are more likely to contract colds and other infections.
People who describe themselves as having poor emotional health frequently suffer from one or many physical ailments including
back pain
chest pain
upset stomach
weight gain or loss

4. Remember that the connection between the mind/ emotions and body need not only be negative. Love, excitement and compassion also cause reactions in blood chemistry and heart rate.

llustrations of Holism
The tree of Holistic Wellness is a natural portrayal of the concept. Each of the three branches Body, Mind and Emotions graft themselves inseparably into a protective shelter providing shade from the blistering heat, shelter from the driving rain and protection from the howling wind as well as a home to many birds and insects.

The Holistic Tree of Wellness
The Holistic Tree of Wellness

Holistic Caduceus
Holistic Caduceus

A contemporary illustration would be that of a computer set up involving the three components of Hardware (body) Keyboard (mind) and Screen (emotions). Regardless of how sophisticated each computer component was nothing would happen unless they were in perfect balance with each other. 

1976 Apple computer
1976 Apple computer

Contemporary computer
Contemporary computer


Summary of Homeopathic vs Allopathic Philosophies
The three essential differences reflect the three Natural Laws of Homeopathy

Natural Homeopathy

Synthetic Allopathy

1. Similars vs Opposites (Law of Similars)
Homeopathy supports the natural immune systems symptoms with remedies which produce a similar effect in a healthy person (Law of Similars)

Allopathy suppresses the natural immune systems symptoms with medications which produce opposing sympyoms in ill person

2. Decreasing vs Increasing Concentration (Law of Potentisation)
Homepathic Posology is based on ever decreasing levels of concentration (Law of Potentisation).

Allopathic posology is bas3ed on ever increasing levels of concentration.

3. Holism (Tripartism) vs Monopartism
In Homeopathy the totality of each patients symptoms (physical, mental and emotional) are viewed as a whole single underlying problem.(Tripartism)

In Allopathy only the morbid body part, region or organ is considered (Monopartism)

Other differences include

4. Individualisation vs Populations
The Homeopathic process of tailoring remedies or treatments to cure a set of symptoms of a patient is known as (individualisation). Much of the effectiveness of Homeopathy may be attributed to the fact that the treatment is individualised to each patient; and remedies are given to treat the individual as a whole.

Individualisation in case taking is necessary
To record the symptomology of remedy provings
To record the totality of patient symptoms
To establish a basis for the selection of the similimum
To prescribe the correct posology (ie potency, dosage and duration)

In allopathy the medication is tailored to the diagnosis with little or no consideration being given to the patients other symptoms. There is an impulse to classify and name diseases and then deal with the issue in a generalised nature as if it were caused by broad populations of invading disease entities. Treatment follows based as it pertains to pooled averages derived from a population of hundreds of cases rather than the totality of a single individual.

5. Imbalance vs Disease
To the Homeopath an illness is the imbalance of an individuals natural vital force (immunologic response)

To the allopath a disease is a pathological entity (condition) of a part, organ, or system resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms.

6. Symptoms of the Patient vs Symptoms of the Disease
To the Homeopath symptoms are the Holistic manifestation of the bodys natural immune system in combating the unbalancing forces of illness.

To the allopath symptoms are the direct manifestation of a disease caused by the disease organism

7. Support vs Treatment
Homeopathic support (treatment) is directed to (excite) stimulate the natural immune systems response to the forces of imbalance so that the body can bring about a self induced restoration of natural balance.

Allopathic treatment is directed against a body part, organ, or system of an organism with the aim of combating the disease or disorder by the suppression of symptom

8. Single remedy vs Multiple mixtures
Homeoapthy supports the immune system by means of a single remedy targeted to encompass the totality of symptoms

Allopathy suppresses the disease by the employment of many medications each directed to specifically suppress a single or small group of symptoms.

9. Reducing dosage vs Increasing dosage
Homeopathic prescribing goes from low dilution to high dilution; from high concentration to low concentration or alternatively put from high remedy inclusion to low remedy inclusion.

Allopathic prescribing goes from low concentration to high contraction or expressed alternatively from low remedy inclusion to high remmedy inclusion

10. Vibrational vs Molecular
Homeopathic remedies need not contain any molecular presence of the remedy to be effective. The vibrational essence of the remedy is sufficient to trigger a response (Quantum theory)

The Natural Laws of Nature
Vibrational Homeopathy

Molecular allopathy
Molecular Homeopathy

Allopathic medication must always contain a molecular presence of the drug to be effective.


Homeopathic Prescribing (R/x)
There are two main methods of Homeopathic prescribing
1) Symptomatic which involves the Totality of Symptoms and
2) Constitutional which involves the genetic make up of the individual.

1) Symptomatic Prescribing - (Totality of Symptoms)
A] Case Taking
Involve symptoms of thought and as a consequence of which they are static (eg concentrative, comprehensive, confused, dull, forgetful, indifferent, delusive, fearful, anxious, ill humour

Emotionals: These involves mental expression and as a consequence of which they are active (eg concentration, comprehension, confusion, dullness, forgetfulness, delusions, fright, anxiety, temper etc)

Generals: These are physical symptoms which relate to a whole person. The patient expresses their presence as I have. ie. I have a rash. I have a burning temperature. I always have a tired feeling.

Particulars: These symptoms relate only to a particular part of the body and their presence is expressed as "My... ie. My foot hurts when I walk, My finger goes numb when I write

Sensationals:  These are symptoms where the patient likens the compliant to something. ie the pain in my head is like it would explode. The tickle in my throat is like a splinter.

Modalities:  Condition which modify the expression of a symptom are termed modalities. Thus heat or a stuffy room may make a patient feel worse whilst fresh air may improve their symptoms. In this case a stuffy room and fresh air would be considered modalities.
Common symptoms: These are considered part of the presenting symptom. ie in the case of a fever the patient reports a lot of sweating or a difficulty in walking with a swollen knee.

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B] Resolution of Rubrics.
A rubric may be defined as a concise description of a symptom. Thus the nature and type of pain a patient is suffering may be summarised into the rubric pain pressing/ pain dull/ pain burning/ pain boring/ pain stitching, pain tearing etc. Similarly a headache may be resolved into a rubric such as pain lancinating, pain exploding, pain shooting, pain throbbing, pain hammering etc.

C] Repetorisation of Rubrics.
A repertory is simply a listing in alphabetical order of every symptom in rubric form that appears in the Materia Medica for each remedy that repertory covers. Not all repertories cover all remedies because some of them are specialized covering say only musculoskeletal imbalances or specialist womens imbalances or childrens imbalances etc. The advantage of using a specialized repertory is that the choice of rubrics would be greater. The first of the modern repertories was compiled by James Tyler Kent which is still the most popular one used to this day. It covers 650 remedies and has over 60,000 rubrics. Other more modern computerized systems include Radar, Cara, Hompath, Synthesis and the Complete. There are also many others all of which have their own advocates and distinct style and methodology.

Click above button for Review of Repertorisation from case taking to prescription.
Presented by Homeo International
Click above button for a worked example of repertorisation
by Simon King of Homeopathy-Help-net

D] Selection of Similimum
The similimum is that one remedy which matches the totality of symptoms most perfectly Modern computer technology provides a sophisticated tool to achieve this in which the similimum can be almost instantly obtained from a wealth of repetorised rubrics. For speed and accuracy there is nothing that can match a computer. Great progress Homeopathically has been made in this field and whole repetories are now available in various soft ware forms which not only provide repetorisation  but in addition ofer the possibility of many analysis and research facilities.

E] Posolgy
This relates to the potency and dosage of a similimum an aspect has already been covered previously in Journey 2. It may be referred to by clicking the More button below

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2) Constituional Prescribing
Having laid such emphasis on the Totality of Symptoms and the Similimum it may seem strange to mention a method of prescription not based on symptoms; but such is the art of Constitutional prescribing. This method of prescription was introduced by James Tyler Kent at the turn of the 20th century and involved the use of high potency remedies of 10M up to MM. It will be appreciated that Constitutional prescribing weights mental and emotional attributes more so than physical symptoms as in symptomatic prescribing. This helps to explain the necessity for the use of such a high potenies.

The term Constitution refers to the genetic attributes (traits) of the individual which is an element of the individual's make up and which cannot be changed unlike those of symptoms which can be changed. Homeopaths believe however constitutional traits can be influenced for good by accentuating beneficial gene traits and regressing non beneficial traits. Such influence is achieved by providing a balanced energy environment within the individual which in effect promotes the development of the good traits at the expense of the bad. In determining a patients Constitution the physician considers only the inherited traits (not symptoms) of body, mind and emotion.

Constitutional prescribing asks the question what kind of patient has the disease rather than what kind of disease the patient has. Thus the constitutional prescription may lead to a different remedy choice to that of the symptomatic similimum. In an ideal world however the constitutional remedy and the similimum would be the same.

The Development of Constitutional Prescribing
This concept is not new by any means. First records go back to that of the Aruvedic Doshays of 3200BC. Confucius updated the scheme in around 500BC but it was left to Hippocrates in around 400 to introduced the first of the modern Constitutional concepts with his Four Humours (Sanguine blood type/ Choleric yellow bile type/ Melancholic phlegm type/ and Phlegmatic black bile type). The most recent update of the Humours Constitution is perhaps that of Eysenck (1950) and which is still the basis of conventional constitutional thinking to this day.

Development of Homeopathic Constitutional Philosophy
Homeopathy also went through a developmental stage Seveal physicians lent their names to various ways od describing the constituion but the one I favour is that of Nebel who in about the start of the 20th  century gave us the Calcic Constitutions of Carbonic/ Phosphoric and Fluoric.

Carbonic Constitutions are represented by those of short blocky stature with a tendency to obesity, short hands, fingers shorter than palm rigid and straight having a stiff gait. The forearm and upper arm form an obtuse angle inwardly due to inflexibility of ligaments.

Brian Cowan
Brian Cowan
Taoisch 2008 - 2011

Mary Harney
Mary Harney
Tanaiste 1997 - 2006

Phosphoric Constitutions are above average height, thin with long extremities and are tall and lean as a result of which they do not have the harmony of a Carbonic. They are essentially imaginative and emotive types who tire easily. They are sensitive, can adapt to to changing circumstances, have high ambitions and imagination and are generally not inclined for manual labour.

Miriam O'Callaghan
Miriam O'Callaghan
The ever popular

Ryan Tubridy
Ryan Tubridy
Late Late 2009 to date

Fluoric Constitutions show marked hyperflexion of limbs with the forearm and legs forming an exterior obtuse angle with the upper arm and waist a result of which there is a tendency to lack coordination and they cannot hold themselves straight.

+Michael Flatley
Michael Flatley
River Dance 1994

Fingers of Michael Flatley
Note peculiar bend of  finger

Summary of Constitutional Morphology 
Constitutional morphology

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Homeopathic Constitution History
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Dr. Peter Darashah

Ph.D.,M.Sc (Lond), B.Sc., DIHom (Pract),FBIH, MARH

Nutrition Consultant & Homeopathic Physician

(087) 2621943
Consultations held 6 days a week by appointment at:
Dervish Holistic Cebtre, 50 Cornmarket Str., Cork.

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