What is ideal Cure?
The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration
of the health or removal of the disease in its whole
extent, in the shortest, most reliable and most harmless
way, based on easily comprehensible principles.
There is a big difference between
relief from symptoms of disease and its cure. 'Relief' typically
implies the reduction or disappearence of symptoms caused
by a disease whereas 'cure' is elimination of disease.
We have seen how the established modern medicines give relief
in various disease conditions.
We will stress the importance
of the approach of homoeopathic principles and philosophy
on how the cure takes place?
Hering's Law Of Direction
Dr. Constantine Hering. M.D. was a great Physician whose
contribution to Homoeopathy is very valuable.
He found a very usefull drug Lachesis (a polychrest
remedy which has a sphere of action on almost every system
of the body) prepared from the very poisonous snake
Surukuku found in Brazil.
He has also invented a law of direction of cure It
states that "In a patient who has recieved the Similimum
(similar remedy), cure takes place -
- from within without,
- from above downwards
- and from more important organs to less important organs."
i.e. In a chronic case, during the process of Cure the old
symptoms that have been suppressed as a result of wrong treatments
reappear, and show a tendency to dissappear on their own.
No true cure ever takes place which does not follow this law
of direction of cure.
We also would bear in mind
the recent findings aforesaid in the human genome studies
which are related to this approach.
'SYMPTOMS' are the 'CRY'
of the body.
One should not suppress it. Body tries to communicate with
the help of symptoms to attract the attention. If we mask
them, there is a possibility that we may suppress a major
It is quite logical to take
medicines in many disease conditions which gives relief immidiately,this
is to avoid further complications & damage. But are we
so FOOLS to overlook a bomb in the house by keeping a cover
on it. NO WE ARE NOT.
The Physicians who are prescribing
these medicines should not be blamed for this because this
is not an intentional act, but this is the limitation
of established modern system which can't give complete cure
perticularly in chronic cases.
This ia just like Homoeopathy
which has it's own limitations in treating acute & life
threating diseases to give quick relief.
There should not be any EGO
conflict between the Practionars of both the faculties
as both these Systems of medicines are a blessings to the
human being & everyone should respect both of them.
In short, all these medicines
should be used only when they are specifically indicated and
only to control the acute stage of the disease. And attempts
should be made to achieve the complete and holistic care to
keep holistic health.