Principles Of Homeopathy
Cause VS Triggers
The idea of the cause of a disease can be a confusing thing. As I studied different branches of medicine, I realized that "cause" means different things to different people.
Depending on who we talk to, everyone has a different idea of what the cause is. This is normal because everyone has a different perspectives based on their field of expertise.
But each patient wants to understand the cause of their disease. And if they see 7 different practitioners, they will likely hear 7 different causes of the disease.
If you look at a simple disease like a headache, if the patient goes to a nutritionist, the nutritionist will look at what the patient is eating and what their food sensitivities or allergies may be. If the patient sees a chiropractor, it’s normal that they will think the headache is caused by a misalignment of the spine. If they see an acupuncturist, they will view the cause as the the meridians of energy being blocked.
So the question is: Are there many different causes? Or is it that everyone has a different understanding of the cause?
Law Of Similars
The word homeopathy means if something can cause many symptoms, the same thing can also help the body to heal itself.
The idea that if something causes the disease, it can cure the disease is difficult to understand in conventional medicine.
Let’s look at it this way -
We need to understand that if a person is in a disease state, it’s because their system is locked into that state and the body cannot unlock itself. It just continues in that state of being.
If a system is locked, then the goal is to find out in which way the system is locked and what caused it to lock up.
As I talk about your system being locked up, I’m very aware that when I leave my house in the morning, I lock my door. I use a key or code to lock the door. When I come back home, I don’t need to look for a different key or code to unlock the door. I have to use the same one.
The law of similars in homeopathy means that if a key can lock a door, then that same key can unlock the door.