Posted by: marek
As we know homeopathy is based on the law of similars.
And almost from the beginning there are two different ways of prescribing remedies. One we can call “unum remedium”, others are giving more than one remedy in time. Those of “unum remedium” school call themself “real homeopaths”, “classical homeopaths”. But as I think this rule doesn`t come from the law of similars. It is becouse Hahnemann said so. Even Hahnemann agreed that giving more than one remedy is not against that law.
And another problem. Many conventional doctors say that only them can be homeopaths. No one who is not a MD can not be a homeopath. Do you agree with it?
These are very good questions.
On the concept of using a single remedy versus multiple remedy, you are right that this has put a lot of tension among homeopaths… some people are in between and agree that you can give several remedies at the same time to treat different issues, but not several remedies to treat one specific issue. In Germany, the spiritual home of homeopathy, complex homeopathy, which uses several remedies, is very common. You need to see by experience what fits better. In my experience, it depends on the patient, some do better on single remedies, if there is one key issue or theme in their life, and some do better on several remedies, if they have different issues.
Hpathy has a wealth of information on this topic, and I invite you to browse the site. Here are some good starters:
Some countries ban non-doctors to prescribe homeopathy, and others accept laymen to be homeopaths. A homeopath should abide with the law of the land. A good homeopath needs to have a good understanding of anatomy, physiology and the effects of conventional drugs, but does not need to be a doctor in my view.