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Old 28th July 2003, 10:39 AM
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How it was done : Introduction

See "some logic" discussions before this one.

In 1790, a fully-qualified and experienced doctor and chemist was faced with the unsolved problem of disease. He knew neither how the body works nor what causes disease. He had given up on Conventional Medicine because "it was no good". The medicines, he found, did more harm than good - when he poisoned and almost killed one of his children - that was the last straw.

But the problem haunted him for years. He wanted to solve it. All he had to work with were a handful of "medicines", discovered by chance and which seemed to help - at least initially, before their toxicity would result in worse problems.

These "medicinal" substances had something in common. They all change or alleviate symptoms of diseases. He proposed that it was their ability to change symptoms that was their medicinal value - their only medicinal value.

Starting with these medicines, diluting to make them less toxic, he found a different kind of medicine inside them and many other substances - many of these having the property of producing distinct patterns of symptoms in people, yet causing no lasting effects. It took him years to research hundreds of substances which had these symptom properties on healthy people, eliminating those which exhibited only common toxic symptoms.

He found that if the total symptom pattern of the medicine closely matches the patient's disease symptom pattern, a remarkable resolution of symptoms sometimes occurred in the patient. It was complete recovery, though he could not explain how it worked (The Law of Similars (1796)).

He then spent many years testing substances (on himself, family, friends) for the symptoms they produce, so that medicines matching the symptom pattern of all known diseases would be available for use. In 1810, after perfecting and fully testing these medicines for the treatment of all acute diseases, the Organon of Medicine explaining his system of medicine was first published.

After studying Hahnemann's books, I believe the most likely explanation for the mode of action of these medicines is that they act purely on the Brain's disease management (Homeostasis) system and, by implication, this system is *in* *absolute* *charge* of disease management, controlling and, if necessary, overriding the immune system.

By matching symptoms, the medicines somehow target and then overcome the fault in the system. Once overcome by the medicine, the body's disease management system simply resumes its processing from where it left off. The Homeostasis system already has the resources evolved over millions of years to manage virtually all, if not all, disease.

Re. a recent question on the treatment of chronic diseases, I answered:

At the moment, I favour the simplest possible explanation, that these substances act only on the Brain - they mimic signals the Brain uses to manage disease & maintain homeostasis. The brain already has the capability to cure nearly all diseases. But, it deliberately leaves some chronic conditions untreated if they are not important to survival. Modern Man survived the famines in Africa by being able to conserve resources.

Hahnemann was able to override this adaptation. He could PUSH these Homeostatic mechanisms in the right way to eliminate nearly all or all chronic diseases, and surprisingly quickly considering the length of time the patients had suffered the diseases.

[ 28. July 2003, 17:55: Message edited by: Timokay ]
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