Homoeopathy is having a life triangle which we all know about. This is HMM, Organon and Repertory. For eg.: if we are considering Homoeopathy as a tool kit to fix a human, then organon is the users manual supplied for how to use best of Homoeopathy, while HMM is the bundle of fixer tools spans and screw drivers which can be used in different conditions for different nuts. Repertory is the technique or software which helps one to decide which group of span is most suitable for said situation.
While doing BHMS I always wondering that we are studying allied subjects like anatomy, physiology, surgery, medicine, pathology etc along with Homoeopathic subjects. It was an opportunity to be all rounder but when I sat in Doctor’s chair it didn’t work. I always wonder if I have gone through these entire subjects, why I am lacking in diagnosis or case taking or medicine selections.
I started my introspection and come to few conclusions. I am sharing these thoughts with you.
But what about the different allied subjects which we learned during our academic years? Hahnemann has clearly defined about the requisites of homoeopathic physicians in organon apho 3 and 4. This says that a physician should first understand the body where the disease impact is seen during the process (because it is clear that the disease starts with derangement of the vital energy and then comes to the surface of body.) Hahnemann has stated that his best invention was the “Theory of Chronic disease” where Miasms are of utmost importance. Thus to understand the miasm of the disease pathology one should know about the normal physiology and anatomy.
For Materialistic study of Human:
Knowledge of Embryology:
I was also wondering about the need of this subject when Dr P. Vijayakar said it. But yes, this is a fact that unless you are not aware of evolution of human body from one cell to one trillion cells sophisticated human body one cannot be confident of CURE. In olden era this knowledge was combined in anatomy and physiology. But we all know this is a complete separate subject. This helps in understanding the disease process and application of Hering Movement law during the curing process, which makes the subject of core importance.
Knowledge of Anatomy and physiology:
This is the basic knowledge about the human body. It starts from the structure of cell till functions of each system. One must be through in all aspects of these subjects. After embryology these subjects makes one know about the whole body especially in healthy condition. Unless one doesn’t know about health one cannot treat a disease.
The knowledge of pathology will help in prognosis of disease as well as the clear picture of the miasm. This will also help during the follow up to guess whether the patient is getting cured or suppressed. Different lab test and diagnostic investigations will help to keep a close eye on the progress after giving a specific similimum.
Knowledge of medicine
will fortify your miasmatic diagnosis and differential diagnosis. Also this can help in keeping the disease data for documentation of cases which one can present to show how Homoeopathy works.
Gynecology & obstetrics, Surgery, Pediatrics, Dermatology, ENT, ophthalmology and all the supportive systemic studies makes a Homoeopath fully prepared materialistically.
For further immaterial studies:
Knowledge of Miasms:
Dr. Hahnemann was very humble when he declared “Theory of Chronic disease” as his biggest discovery in Homoeopathy. So nobody can be a master unless, one knows about Miasms. We all know that there are only three miasm according to Hahnemann. Psora, Sycosis and Syphilis. All these three are like the defense mechanism of the cell. Cell is called the unit of life and thus the functions of cell includes the
Nutrition – Psora
Reproduction – Sycosis
Destruction or protection – Syphilis.
These are the reactions to the different needs of the body to survive. As survival of the fittest is the nature’s law.
Knowledge of emotions:
This has a wide range of subjects like
Endocrinology and hormone effects on behavior
Subjective feelings; Objective emotions
Morals and Innate characters
Knowledge of Observations:
This is quite important because this is an art part and a skill to be developed by the physician. This comes after a long practice and is not everybody’s cup of tea. What to observe and for what is the basic part of it. Observations are the best part as these confirms many thing during case taking.