There is an extraordinary outcry for unity from different quarters of the international community of homeopathic practitioners. The argument is that unless we are united there is not going to be an effective promotion of homeopathy within the serious therapeutic modalities. Those who shout the most for unity are addressing their appeal to all those who practice classical homeopathy, according to the principle set out by Hahnemann and followed from Kent and other older and newer masters.
I believe all these serious practitioners have remained silent these last 30-40 years for good reason. These serious practitioners are the most consciencious and well-educated practitioners who have established a successful practice and do not want to be entangled in meaningless fights.
But enough is enough. Somebody has to speak out about this unspeakable situation into which Homeopathy’s name has been dragged and devalued by ignorant people who, in their effort to bring about new ideas to this science, have actually ridiculed it.
Take a look at some of these crazy ideas that prevail today and reflect that these are the very people who cry out for unity. Do these notions have anything to do with the clear scientific principles set out by Hahnemann?
— pendulums to find the correct remedy;
— remedies that are written down on a piece of paper and then become potentised when you place a glass of water over them;
— remedy selection by astrology;
— remedy selection by tarot;
— remedy selection by the colour or design of outfit of the patient;
— asking patient his favorite colour and then select remedy based on this;
— multi-remedy (complex) prescriptions for specific pathologies, where the individual symptoms are ignored;
–have a specific remedy selection for specific pathology (each one makes his own selections)
— cease therapy, a form of homeopathy using the causative substances themselves in homeopathic preparation, not the individual symptoms;
— detox homeopathy, using high potencies of different remedies without considering the individual symptoms;
— predictive homeopathy;
— provings of music, so this music will be used to cure the patient;
— PC sound remedies that cure disease by this similimum;
— remedies that are given via cell phone ringtones;
— remedies that are given according to the likes of a bird
— provings of colour
— certain ‘teachers’ claim that there is no need for the remedies to be ‘proved’ on humans, but instead the symptoms of a remedy can simply be imagined – hundreds of ‘imaginative’ homeopaths can ‘imagine’ hundreds of different ‘provings’ for the same remedy;
— provings of remedies that are incomplete, with emphasis on peculiar mind or emotional symptoms and scarce or no physical symptoms;
— remedy given according to sensation and delusion – believing it is not necessary to take the whole case;
–remedies prescribed according to the doctrine of signatures: e.g. dog’s milk for barking cough, nutmeg remedy for brain disorders as nutmeg looks like a brain;
— Berlin Wall remedy for those who want to avoid divorce;
— some ‘homeopaths’ proclaim that the indicated remedy is spoken to them by God;
— discarding the use of repertories altogether (a key reference book listing all physical, mental and emotional symptoms that have appeared from complete and detailed provings);
— remedy selection by the periodic table and the imaginary synthesis of symptoms by the imagination ;
— usage of a special (electro/radionic) device which can reprint information about a remedy from numbers onto plain sugar granules;
— usage of a special (electro/radionic) device which can reprint information from a photograph or personal object of a patient on to plain sugar granules;
— remedy selection only by the leading miasm (psoric, syphilitic, sycotic etc);
— some ‘homeopaths’ claim that they can send the remedy by etheric waves to the patient;
— some others claim that they do not even need to give the remedy, they just have to think about it and the patient is cured;
— others suggest prescribing only according to mental symptoms;
— some others claim that we can give someone a remedy today and it will protect him/her from a prospective epidemic (homeoprophylaxis);
— some homeopaths use a bioresonance device and Voll method for ‘finding’ the remedy, not by analysis and repertorisation;
and so on and so forth.
In the face of all this preposterousness, one is compelled to condemn the absurdity and irresponsibility in order to salvage the scientific status of homeopathy.
After aggressively promoting all these nonsensical ideas, these very people come forward with ostensibly calls for unity, love and cohesion.
If there’s to be unity, however, it should be clear to everyone who wants to practice homeopathy and wishes to be called a homeopath that there is only ONE homeopathic healing system, the one founded by Samuel Hahnemann, with its specific laws and principles. According to this science, we give a single homeopathic remedy (the simillimum) to the patient each time and then evaluate the effect in order to continue treatment in the chronic cases. We prescribe judiciously by studying the cases with the Repertory and the Materia Medica. If we are to practice homeopathy per se, we must ALL agree that homeopathy MUST be the real Hahnemannian homeopathy.
Then and only then we can talk about unity.
In such a case we can find:
— Unity in well-founded principles and scientific laws;
— Unity in rejecting nonsense and ludicrous ideas;
— Unity in protecting homeopathy from the disparagement caused by some who are only interested in increasing their own gains;
— Unity in protecting patients from fake “homeopaths” and keeping them well-informed about what homeopathy really is;
— Unity in identifying and banishing from homeopathy the self-proclaimed homeopaths who promote foolish ideas and absurdities;
— Unity in protecting new students from wasting years of study trying to understand nonsense that cannot be credibly applied in practice;
— Unity in disallowing the publication of articles which bring homeopathy into disrepute; and unity in laying down rules whereby articles may be accepted for publication;
— Unity in daring to criticize even our friends and partners if they express unscientific views on homeopathy;
— Unity in universally understanding and recognizing that homeopathy is a burgeoning true science and not a potpourri of irrelevant ideas;
— Unity in disallowing unaccountability and quackery to prevail in the name of so-called open democracy and freedom of ideas.
Only then, and only then, will we gain a resounding voice that will be heard by the medical community, national governments, and European and international organizations.
But until that happens, however, distorters of homeopathy will take delight in continuing with their unscientific ideas, calling for unity and wishing that this situation will go on forever without realizing that in this way, homeopathy will not need to be extinguished from the outside; it will already have been killed from the inside.