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CASES MATERIA MEDICA GENERAL ARTICLES ABSTRACT MISCELLANEOUS Q & A

Homoeopathic Queries & Solutions
NATIONAL JOURNAL HOMOEOPATHY 1993 Mar / Apr VOL II No 2.
Prof Dr Kasim Chimthanawala

1. Sometimes after taking a medicine, the patient starts developing symptoms of some old disease, from which he had suffered in the past, but are neither in the drug administered nor in the disease. Can we call it as an aggravation? If so, what type of aggravation? Please opine.

Is it possible to get medicinal aggravation except in proving or when a patient is allowed to take the medicine repeatedly for a long time?

If there is no latent factor present in the patient, how can the symptoms flare up after a minute dose or multiple single dose, because homoeopathic medicines do not affect a healthy constitution or Vital force?

Dr. S.R.Kewat Jabalpur,

If an old symptom reappears in a reverse order after administration of a drug, it is always invited. It tells you that you are on the path of cure. This cannot be grouped under any form of aggravation. In homoeopathic aggravation there is an appreciable increase in the present symptoms, particularly the skin eruptions but with a sense of wellbeing. When the disease runs its own natural course, it is called disease aggravation. However, when symptoms of the drug start coming (which were not present at the time of its selection), it is termed as medicinal aggravation.

Medicinal aggravation is only possible during proving, poisoning or when a partially similar drug is repeated frequently.

It is true, NO dynamic medicine can effect a healthy constitution. It requires susceptibility and that is due to miasmatic affection (Latent factor) of the vital force.

2. Dr. Alphonse Teste has stated that medicinal substances and natural morbific agents are conditional in their action and operation. Is it true.

Dr S.T.John Idukki

It would be better if you could send the details of Dr. Testes statement. Nevertheless, I think what you mean is that both the agents require susceptibility to manifest their action, which is either created by repeated administration of the artificial morbific agent or by miasmatic influence.

3. Give a brief description about Boenninghausens Hexameter repertory.

Dr. S. Soman Eranakulum

I am sorry I have not come across such a term in the Boenninghausens Repertory. You may please send its details for opinion. I do not mind if any reader, volunteers information on this subject.

4. Respected Sir, in your opinion, which medicines are reliable and should be used, Indian or German?

Dr. Mukesh Patel NANDIAD

As far as I am concerned, I use Indian medicines since I started my practice 25 years ago, but of course manufactured by few selected pharmaceuticals viz Hapco, Sett Dey, King & Co, M Bhattacharya and a few others. I have never spent money on German medicines.

5. What do you believe: Homoeopathy is an art or a science? What was Dr. Kanjilals view? Please write a few lines.

Dr. Jyotsna Malhotra N. Delhi

As far as I remember Dr. J.N.K believed and also taught us, that Homoeopathy is both a science and art, hence it is better described as a Scientific art. This is what I would like to believe. Also remember, science can be taught but art has to be imbibed and perceived. It has to be groomed by an artist.

Source material on Boenninghausen

  1. Keinert - Geschichte der Homoeopathie Pg 330, 314.
  2. Lutes Fl Blatter Feb 24 1864.
  3. Medical Counsellor Vol II Pg 492.
  4. Allgemeine Homoeopathische Zeitung Vol 68 Pg 16.
  5. American Homoeopathic Review Vol 4 Pg 433.
  6. World Congress Vol 2 Pg 36.
  7. British Homoeopathic Journal Vol 22 Pg 351
  8. Rapou Historie de la Medicale Homoeopathique Vol 2.
  9. Indo-German Homoeopathic Review Vol III No-3, 91, 348 / 91.
  10. Kanjilal Dr. J. N. Clemens Maria Franz Boenninghausen;

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