Posted by: nida
We read in books or learn from our teachers that diseases from a homoeopathic point of view, are due to the derangement of vital force. The derangement of the vital force leads to the appearance of abnormal signs and symptoms. If it is so then a particular medicine which increases the vital force should be able to cure all cases. Why do we read of hundreds of medicines that have the similar symptoms?
It is not true that the derangement of vital force results in the appearance of symptoms. The derangement of vital force just creates a fertile ground on which diseases can grow. The actual appearance of the signs and symptoms depends upon the cause of derangement of the vital force, secondary disease causes, and the individuality of the patient. This means there are n number of possible permutations and combination depending upon the cause, individuality and the symptoms. Therefore one medicine can never be enough to restore the vitality in all cases. The selection of medicine depends upon what has gone wrong, how it has gone wrong and what it has led to. Since these details vary in all cases, we need different medicines in different cases.