Hom Agg

Last modified on January 8th, 2019

Hom Agg

THE HOMOEOPATHIC AGGRAVATION

In acute disease the homoeopathic aggravation is not, as a rule, marked unless the disease has been severe and dangerous.

In chronic cases without tissue changes the aggravation is usually not severe, but when there are tissue changes there is almost invariably a marked aggravation usually with elimination through some of the natural orifices of the body.

In the former the aggravation is due to the medicinal disease, whereas in the latter it is due to an effort in nature’s part to put matters right-a sort of house cleaning.

When the remedy does not correspond exactly to the disease symptoms we are not likely to have an aggravation (except in over-sensitives, where it is medicinal and not curative.)

This is especially observable in feeble patients who, owing to their deficient vitality, are not able to produce any very guiding symptoms.- (Kent, Journal of Homoeopathics, May 1900).

About the author

Robert Gibson-Miller

He was born in 1862, and was educated at Blair Lodge and the University of Glasgow, where he graduated in medicine in 1884. Early in his career he was attracted to the study of Homoeopathy, and with the object of testing the claims made for this system of medicine he undertook a visit to America. As a result of his investigations there Dr. Miller was convinced of the soundness of the homoeopathic theory. Dr. Miller did not write much, but we owe him also his Synopsis of Homoeopathic Philosophy and his small book, always at hand for reference, on Relation ship of Remedies.

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