Prof George Vithoulkas is a living legend of homeopathy and is celebrated as a teacher of teachers. Over six decades of his life have been dedicated to the perfecting of the art and science that is homeopathy. These are presented for every serious student in the two books, ‘The Science of Homeopathy’ and ‘Levels Of Health’.
The Science of Homeopathy was first published in 1978, and even after 45 years, this monumental and visionary work remains relevant to the classical homeopathic practice, a reflection of its timeless excellence. Through this masterpiece one can gain clarity on the basic tenets of true homeopathic science.
The work of a classical homeopath involves understanding the true nature of the human being, what is the smooth functioning of a living organism, what disrupts this functioning and how to correct it. This implies understanding of the construction of a human organism, the influences that disrupt – genetic, environmental, psychological, and medical, the direction in which disease flows and where a patient must head while under treatment. These are addressed in detail in this book.
There are chapters that deal with the human being in the environment, the three levels of the human being, and the defense mechanism (Vital Force), giving clear foundation on which a patient’s state may be understood.
The biggest contribution of this book, however, is the “definition of health”. There are many definitions out there, but this definition encompasses the integral human being, making it practical to gauge where a patient is headed while under treatment.
The last part of the book is dedicated to understanding practical issues of case taking, prescription, and assessment of remedy response. The remedy response observations are built upon those provided by the master Dr. J T Kent.
Vithoulkas provides 22 such observations, involving the three levels of the human being and these seem to address every clinical response after a remedy and what they mean to the prescriber.
In all, The Science of Homeopathy stands alone as a necessary text that a homeopath, intending to serve humanity and succeed, must read.
Levels of Health
The second volume of the Science of homeopathy is Levels of Health. This theory is not just useful for understanding the range of human health status in the world but is an invaluable clinical tool that can guide prescription and prognosis. Every serious homeopath has been plagued by the following doubts in practice.
- Is a condition/patient curable or not?
- How long will a particular case take to get better?
- What is the best strategy for prescription in a case? (There are 5 strategies to prescription according to Vithoulkas)
- To treat an acute or not?
- To change a remedy or not?
- To change a potency or not?
- Why do some patients respond so quickly and dramatically while others need years of treatment?
- Why do some people live to be a hundred while others die early?
Such doubts and more find clear answers in this book. The division of health levels into 12 staggered categories based on their genetics, diagnosis and past medical history guides the physician to address the case taking, prescription, follow ups and prognosis with accuracy. The 22 observations of remedy response are reiterated here in the light of the levels of health.
In all, the Levels of Health gives a homeopath the edge required to make accurate decisions and succeed with a majority of one’s cases.
The above two books make for an exciting read as they delve deep into the human organism’s working and many questions about why human being behaves in a particular way are answered. These books are essential to every homeopath, like supplements to Hahnemann’s Organon of Medicine.
We are very happy to announce that these books are now printed in India and available at reduced prices of:
The Science of Homeopathy – 999 INR
Levels of Health – 700 INR
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