Homeopathy as Information medicine
What is disease
In treating patients one wonders more and more what disease really is. Where is it coming from? A first answer is that disease is dis-ease, not being at ease. The healthy inner tranquility is disturbed and unrest is replaced.
Why should unrest arise? Where does it come from? Conventional l medicine mostly sees disease as coming from outside, from bacteria, viruses traumas and the like, so those causes are treated, but does it really give relieve? In chronic diseases it turns out that most symptoms are “treated”, or better said “counteracted”. The disease isn’t really cured and the patient has to take medicine for the rest of his life, meaning that it’s only palliated.
In homeopathy it becomes clear that disease comes from inside. In this respect homeopathy is akin to Buddhism. There the cause of disease is seen as coming from desires and the disappointments and fears arising from them. The idea that things have to be a certain way results in sadness, anger and frustration when things are not the way as expected. The solution is to free people from delusions, visions of how things should be. In Buddhism this is done with meditation. In homeopathy with remedies. In this sense it can be said that homeopathy is a scientific form of Buddhism. It helps people to free themselves from their delusion and desire.
It is obvious that information can have deep and lasting effects on human beings; homeopathic remedies can do the same as they are information.
The second law of homeopathy doesn’t have a good name so far. That’s why I have invented the name Ekdioky. In the past it has been known as the rules of Hering. In general it states that living beings try to expel problems to the utmost and to the farthest. They prefer to have to disease located at the farthest part like a toe above that at the head. They prefer to have the disease to be in the outer tissues like the skin above to inner tissues like the brain.
Psychologically one can see this process in the tendency of people to blame others, the circumstance and the like. They prefer to see the problem located elsewhere instead of inside them selves. In psychology this process is called projection. This explains the preference of most people of conventional medicine, where the “cause” is said to be outside, above homeopathy, where the cause is seen to be inside.
Typical for homeopathy is that everything, every substance and living being on earth, is a medicine, a healing substance. This is the consequence of the first law of homeopathy the law of similars, which says that the toxic capacity of a substance is similar to its healing capacity. One can presume that all substances are toxic; at least I haven’t encountered one that is not. Even sugar, slat and water are highly toxic and deadly when taken in enough amounts. So, every substance must also have healing qualities. The only problem is to discover which they are.
Mind versus matter
In normal medicine man (and all other living beings) are seen as machines. When a heart does not function well it is then replaced with a new one, just like one replaces a battery in a car when it is not functioning well anymore. The mind and emotions are seen as just a side effect of the brain and hormones. It goes as far to say that the mind doesn’t really exist, or that computers will develop conscience when they become complicated enough.
The problem is that it leads to contradictions. The first is that humans perceive their emotions and thoughts as something real, not as just a side effect of their brain. The second problem is that emotions influence the body often more than the other way around. The mind seems to be primary. This is obvious in all kinds of designs. The design of a car is primary to its existence.
Homeopathic medicines are often disqualified as “there nothing in them”, and in a way that’s true, there is nothing, no-thing, in them. There are no chemical substances in them. Here we meet again the discrepancy between conventional medicine and homeopathy. Conventional medicine thinks and limits itself to matter, the physical body. Homeopathy includes in its vision the mind, with all its aspects. In medicines it is the same. It is not the matter that matters, but the information. In the process of potentizing, the homeopathic way of producing medicines, the substance is left out and the information of the substance is kept. Homeopathic medicines can be compared with music CDs: the music can nowhere be found chemically. All music CDs are chemically alike, whatever the music on them. In chemical analysis only the carrier is analyzed and for every kind of music it is the same. The information though is the most important factor and that has to be analyzed in a different way. In the case of music CD’s, one can analyze the information with a CD player. In the case of homeopathic medicines the information can be “read” by living beings. How? We do not know.
About the author
Jan Scholten is a well known medical doctor specialised in homeopathy. He has practised for over 30 years.
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