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Family Therapy Through Classical Homeopathy

Dr. Sadeghi and Fahimeh Mahdavi discuss the importance of treating whole families in restoring health.


Family is considered the smallest and most important unit of human societies. Doubtless, the most powerful and successful societies have always been the healthiest ones and the weakest and the least successful the unhealthiest of all. So if we try to promote all members of a family to choose homeopathy as their favorite method of treatment, we can be sure that a very important step has been taken towards making a healthy and successful society. Of course it should start from our own family! Dr. Hahnemann is the first and the best model for us in this way. After discovering the wonderful principle of similarity by taking China in his library, and learning the curative power of homeopathics, he continued proving more and more remedies on himself, his family, his friends and colleagues. He proved about one hundred remedies in all!

What should Our Strategy be?

Family medicine may be considered one of the most serious aspects of classical homeopathy. When a child who has become restless, irritable, anxious, sad and sleepless for a while is referred to you as a homeopathic physician or a homeopath, what is your first duty? Yes, first of all you do a nice greeting with the child and his/her mom or dad. Then you ask them about their child’s problem and take his/her case thoroughly.

Some of our cases are reviewed here to confirm our opinion:

Family Case No. 1) A 23 year old man was referred to us because of major depressive disorder (MDD) in June 2010. His sadness had begun after being separated and divorced from his beloved wife. He would go to his own room, shut the door and weep for many hours. Of the 20 rubrics which were selected the following rubrics were selected:

  1. MIND- CONCENTRATION- difficult
  3. MIND- MOOD- changeable
  6. MIND-WEEPING- sobbing; weeping with

The first remedy turned out to be Ignatia. Since he was very sensitive and emotional, one globule of Ignatia 30 c was given to him at our clinic. In the first follow up visit after 2 weeks, his mental/emotional symptoms and chief complaint had improved notably. After him, his dad came to us. He was a retired man who has been irritable, nervous and smoked about 40 cigarettes a day. Nux-v. 30c was prescribed for him. He felt more energetic after taking the remedy and started going for walks at night.

2) In the next visit, the young man brought his sister to be seen. She had been divorced too! She was very reserved, sad, with loss of will and low self confidence and has been addicted to crack for a while. She had become pessimistic and despairing, with an aversion towards religious and moral principles. Her symptoms were very much similar to her brother’s. She had been separated from her husband 8 years ago. She had been affected by Diabetes Mellitus for about 4 years. She had an eight year old daughter who had been neglected after the bitter occurrence of the divorce. Ignatia 30 c was prescribed for her. Afterwards she became much kinder towards her sweet daughter to the point that they would say their prayers together!!

3) A 34 year old woman came to our clinic in the autumn of 2009, along with her husband who was an architect. She had been suffering from severe headaches for four years and had no positive neurological symptoms. Case taking was done which revealed very interesting symptoms. She had violent headache, very light sleep and was sensitive to all surrounding sounds. She was worse in warm weather and during warm bathing and dreamed of flying. She was very attached to her flying dreams. She said” Doctor, would you please cure all my symptoms, but don’t take away my flying in my dreams?!!”

One coffee spoonful of Apis 30c was prescribed. She experienced an aggravation of the headache for two nights, but its intensity started to decrease and disappear till the end of the week.

My wife suggested that her husband be seen also. He accepted and his case was taken. He had been suffering from jealousy, loquacity, fear of snakes and was also suspicious of other people. He used to reproach his wife for being less educated than him. He had an active memory. Lachesis mutus 30c was prescribed for him. He took the remedy and after 4 weeks felt much better than before. Their relationship improved after receiving the remedies. Both husband and wife improved very much and family therapy proved to be much more effective than treatment of just one member of the family.

Genetics should be considered in our curative family therapy plan:

One of the great men and religious leaders has a very interesting saying: “Gentility is a very good genetic gift.” Children receive 50% of their genes from their dads and the other 50% from their moms. It has been proven that some psychiatric disorders are inherited from parents or ancestors. In modern psychiatry, psychosis has been shown to be caused by three main factors: 1- Genetics 2- Biologic impairments 3- Social factors.

The main causes of mental disorders are complex and interactive and vary according to the particular disorder and individual. Genetics, early development, drugs, a loss of a family member, disease or injury, neurocognitive and psychological mechanisms, life experiences, society and culture can all contribute to the development or progression of different mental disorders.

Conclusion: Homeopaths can help whole families through classical homeopathy. We have treated more than 10 families and a total number of more than 50 persons using homeopathic remedies. Mental disorders need thorough analysis and treatment of family members.

About the author

Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi

Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi M.D., Hom.: Graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services and Iran Homeopathic Learning Center. He is a Certified medical doctor in Iran, and Official member of the Iranian Homeopathy Association, and was granted RIHA certificate and LMHI certificate of membership. He also writes a health page as a journalist in the Tehran Times daily newspaper. Visit his website: http://drsadeghihom.ir/en/


  • Dear Sir How are you, would you please say something about homoeopathy in Iran and its future in Iran.

    • Salam.Hi. Fine, thank you. Homeopathy has been practiced by Iranian physicians for a long time. The oldest homeopath, Professor Jam is more than a century of age, living near Tabriz, a metropolitan in Azarbaijan province. However, this holistic method of treatment has been used more than before, during the last 15 years.
      Dr.Nasseri educated and trained so many physicians in Iran. Most of our homeopathic professors are his students.
      Homeopathy has been legalized by our Ministry of Health. Iranian Association of Homeopathy has organized homeopathy and homeopaths, the number of whom is about 700 till now.

      Good Luck, S.Sadeghi

  • Dear Sir,
    Very good article.I with family supports and fully agrees with your Idea. I also follows the same way.

    But the sad thing is that even highly educated peoples are reluctent to accept/chose homoeopathy to first preference.

  • 1. A good article about family homeopathic therapy.
    2. According to my experience the restlessness,anxiety, weeping,crying, headache, lack of sleep and other mood/body disorders in children below 5 years(esp. below 3 years) are often due to the various emotional problems in their parents. The negative emotions like rage, fear, anger, jealousy, anxiety,suppressed emotions,etc of the parents are absorbed by the infants and are reflected by them.The aura of children esp. The aura infants is quite weak and fragile.They absorb the disturbances from the disturbed auras of people around them and suffer due to that. It is therefore essential to identify and advise/treat the person/s around the sick child who are responsible for the sickness.
    3.The maids/baby sitters can also play the same role.
    4.Children of working women, children in the boarding houses,etc are not orphans but some of them they may feel themselves like orphans and thus they will suffer from the mental/physical diseases often found in orphans.
    Please keep these factors in mind while treating infants/children.
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    • I agree that children are influenced not only in the womb but by those around them. Whenever I treat a child I ask to see at least the mother as well and the brothers and sisters if possible. Dad’s are not always so amiable. The family story is so important.

  • Dear Sir,
    Nicely given cases on “family Therapy through Classical Homoeopathy” I do agree with you as I also follow the same path as guided by Dr. Prafful Vijaykar since 2000 and got good results. Dear Doctor you had not given the method of selecting the remady. How you had selected the Apis 30C, what were other symptoms.Please give the selection method of the medicine so that our beloved doctors who do not have faith in Homoeopathic medicines start taking interest in Homoeopathy. I would say Practice Classical Homoeopathy to save Homoeopathy and the Humanity.

  • Very informative article..
    Homoeopaths should learn to be family Physicians and treat the family also for day to day ailments.

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