Homeopathy in Organic Livestock ProductionGlen Dupree, DVM
Written for both organic farmers and homeopaths, this book is a comprehensive and indispensiable guide for the application of homeopathy on sustainable livestock farms.
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Why Homeopathy Should Not Be Combined With Other Therapies
In the field of medicine, Homeopathy is unique in that it is the only medical system designed to have the medicine mimic the naturally occurring disease. The medicines of Homeopathy are prescribed because they are capable of causing symptoms similar to the natural disease.
In theory, the Homeopathic medicine can cause symptoms similar to the natural disease because it has an affinity for the same sites on the energetic body, the Vital Force, as the natural disease. The remedy is capable of contacting and disrupting (causing disharmony in) the Vital Force at the same points and in a similar fashion as the natural disease. This similar disruption creates similar symptoms.
Knowing the symptom picture of the remedy gives the Homeopath a guide for applying the correct medicine for the patient. This is the reason a Homeopath can only use proven medicines. Provings are the best way of knowing how the medicine is capable of causing disruptions of the Vital Force.
Once a similar medicine has been found for the patient – that medicine capable of similarly disrupting the Vital Force – and given, there develops a competition for the sites of disruption. Two similar forces cannot occupy the same place at the same time. The medicine is given in a form that is dynamically more powerful than the naturally occurring disease. This gives the medicine the ability to displace the naturally occurring disease from its points of contact with the Vital Force.
Since the Homeopathic medicines have a short life span in the body, once they have impacted and competitively replaced the naturally disease, they leave the Vital Force without disruption. Without a disrupting force, the body returns to balance and harmony – Health.
Once this sequence of events is understood, it is easy to understand why Homeopaths are so adamant about not combining Homeopathic therapy with other therapeutic modalities.
All other modalities and medicines are applied in opposition to the symptom (ANTI-inflammatories, ANTI-infectives, ANTI-convulsives, ANTI-diarrheals, ANTI-etc), the very antithesis of the Homeopathic prescription.
If the Homeopath is trying to match the symptoms of the remedy to the symptoms of the patient, and if a second therapy is initiated which is anti-symptom in nature and thus prevents the patient’s expression of symptoms, the Homeopath loses the guideposts given by the body to find the curative medicine for the patient.
Homeopaths historically have been seen as the snobs of medicine because they are opposed to mixing and matching their medicine with other medical systems. In truth, they are not snobs, just realists – a pro-symptom medicinal system cannot be utilized in conjunction with an anti-symptom medical system. If it is, neither system will work effectively and the patient will be left to suffer.
That being said, there are supportive systems of medicine that work well with Homeopathy. These systems must support the body’s ability to heal, without artificially manipulating the symptom picture of the patient.
Among these supportive systems are whole food nutrition, vitamin and glandular supports, tonic and supportive herbal medicine, chiropractic and craniosacral therapy, massage, exercise, and grooming.
The rule of thumb is that if a medicine or a therapy is capable of artificially manipulating a symptom without bringing about true cure, that medicine or therapy should not be used in conjunction with Homeopathic therapy.