Cardinal Principles Of Homoeopathy
should know the seven cardinal principles of Homoeopathy on
which it is based as then you are sure on how safe and effective
is this system of medicine.
Similia similibus curentur i.e. let like be cured by likes
is based on natures law of cure 'Similia similibus curantur'
like cures like. This law is applicable after taking a case
with the totality of symptoms
of a disease indicated. A remedy should be administered which
is capable of producing a similar state with symptoms in a
Law of Simplex
Homoeopathy believes in administration of single remedy
at a time. Every medicinal substance has its own characteristics
(effects it produces) which differentiate it from others.
So effects of combination of medicines are not known and their
action could be confused.
Law of Minimum
Homoeopathic medicines are administered in minimum quantity
i.e. 3-4 small white pills quantity sufficient to arouse
a reaction in the body. If given in large doses they can cause
physiological changes producing side effects and organic damage.
Also by minimum dose there will be no known aggravation of
Principle of Drug Proving
The curative power of medicinal substance is its capability
to produce disease symptoms in a healthy individual. This
curative power is known by proving medicinal substances singly
on healthy human beings and recording their symptoms. These
symptoms constitute the materia medica of Homoeopathy. The
speciality of this science is that proving is done on healthy
individuals as against lower animals or effects of drug
observed in accidental, suicidal or homicidal poisoning
Principle of Chronic
After exhaustive experiments Hahnemann led to the conclusion
that root cause of chronic disease are Miasms.
These are fundamental cause of the disease.These miasms are
Its effects are observed on skin and mind (functional
disorders only). Produces excessive itching and eruption
with peculiar odour e.g. Eczema.
Affects the general organs and produces cauliflower like growth
tissue e.g. Fibroids,arthritic conditions, tumors, etc. (suppressed
Appears in form of chancre on genital organs and responsible
for destruction of tissues e.g. malignancy, destructive and
ulcerative changes pus formation (suppressed syphilitic conditions).
Principle of Vital Force
Body is governed by life
force which Dr. Hahnemann terms as a vital force. This
vital force maintains normal functions and sensations. Any
disorder of vital force causes a disease and cure only takes
place when deranged vital force (at dynamic level)
is brought back to normal.
Principle of Drug Administration
The real curative power of drugs remain hidden in crude state.
Homoeopathy states that life force (vital force) is affected
or deranged to produce diseases and it can be cured only
by dynamic power of medicine. The dynamic power of drug
is only released when the drug in crude state undergoes processes
of Trituration and
is grinding to reduce size of particles or crude substances
and expose the surface area thereby releasing medicinal
is the process to raise the potency and hence dynamic
power which increases with each vertical hitting of
bottle on a leather pad (strokes).
By these processes the dynamic power of drug is released
and brings curing power to the medicine. Though the
process of drug dynamisation brings the medicine to
minimum dose, the action of drug is deeper, longer and
Thus, uncommon characteristics nature of drugs is brought