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SEQUEL TO MY BLOG: ‘GRAY AREAS IN HOMEOTHERAPEUTIC’
I wrote a blog about some practical difficulties often met in homeotherapeutic, and sought a debate on their possible solutions. But, in spite of its total lucidity, my discussion proved to be Greek to most of the readers_ except Dr. Sahani, Dr. Heidi Stevenson, who, after having understood the issues, did not address them.
Dr. Hans Weitbrechet, took the innocuous dissertation of mine as an affront or virtual desecration of the sacred bible: the Organon. This issue, I’m happy, was aptly tackled by the learned Dr. Heidi. She brought home to him that ‘science and knowledge, not person, is an object of veneration.’ Mr. Hans, being a professor, I expected from him a very enlightening discussion, with references from the literature of the masters. Even after my exhortation, in my reply to him, he satisfied himself in adducing few references from the Organon. He should have discussed the concrete examples that my article consisted of. But sorry, Professor!!!!!
The other two able doctors missed the point totally. They made my article as an attempt at theoretical validation of Homeopathy. Dr. Alex Haffron brought Logical Positivism to evaluate my thoughts. Dr. Guellermo Zamoran brought Law of Gravity to discuss my article.
My article didn’t have an iota of theory or theoretical evaluation of homeopathy. Homeopathy has amply proved it legitimacy and it is here to stay, whatever the odds. No one can question the veracity of it.
My blog consisted totally of practical problems and issues, which sometimes confront you in your clinical practice; and give you trepidation and pricks of conscience, and restless moments.
a) First I discussed the appearance of boils & furuncles and the use of Hepar Sulph. & Sil. when the patient was warm blooded. We can think that the use of these cold remedies in low potencies, e.i. 3X to 6 centesimal, do bring the sore to the point of ripening and breaking open, without any reference to constitution. But for countless times I have used Hepar Sulph. in 1M and 10M to abort the furuncle successfully, without regard to the thermal sensitivity of the patient. Can such a high potency be given without considering the constitution of the patient?
b) Second I discussed the repetition of the dose of Tarantula Cub. 200, in a case of a carbuncle.
c) Third I discussed weather to repeat a dose of medicine before the next menstrual cycle, if it has done its job nicely before the previous period?
d) Potency and dose selection in the pediatric field.
e) How can we prescribe for the asymptomatic cases of pathology? Examples I gave of asymptomatic renal and biliary calculi; renal and ovarian cysts.
f) Camouflaged cases: as I adduced a case of permanent dribbling of urine in a small lad, who was in fact a case of renal impairment.
g) Then I discussed habitual abortion from the cause of placental abruption and many other placental problems; and saving them by Heparin and other blood thinning agents, by allopathic gynecologists.
h) Last of all I discussed the arbitrary selection and repetition of doses, even by confirmed masters of the profession.
Now tell me is there any theoretical issue involved in these topics? So my brothers and sisters, let us have a talk on these and suchlike problems that you encounter in your daily clinical practice and how you overcome (or circumvent) them!
Hope I will have candid replies from you!!! Let us leave theory and talk practice! Theory is all settled, but practice is not and perhaps can never be!! Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed’s observation is very apt here: “There is one agreement about the potency and the dose by all homeopaths in the world------that there is no agreement!” Thank you Doctor for such a witty remarks!
Dr. Usmani, Dec. 5, 2009
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