- Homeopathic treatment: individualised medicine treats the person
- Homeopathy for mental health
- Homeopathy for insomnia
- Materialism & Vitalism
- Miasms and Mythology
- Homeopathic Remedies for accidents and injuries.
- Shin Splints- and how to deal with them
- Hypermobility- and its effects on you.
- Headaches – Massage or Medication?
- Sciatic pain- a trigger point in your Piriformis?
For example, let us take an individual who is expressing the symptoms of Arsenic poisoning, such as extreme anxiety with restlessness and gastric flu.
When administered a diluted version of Arsenic, the EMS will be detected by the body because it is already highly sensitised to that particular signal. One can use the example of allergies to see a similar phenomenon- a person who is severely allergic to nuts only needs to come into contact with a trace amount of that nut in order to go into anaphylactic shock. That individual is so susceptible to the substance, that their body reacts even when give a very small dose.
In the case of somebody who is already in a state of disease, a minimum dose of the substance which emits an EMS the same as their disease state, can have the effect of restoring homeostasis by stimulating the body’s immune system.
This ‘bi-phasal’ response is also a well-known phenomena in Western Medicine; “and expressed as the so-called Arndt-Schulz Law: "every drug has a stimulating effect in small doses, while larger doses inhibit, and much larger doses kill.” (Dr H.Coulter)
Dr Tournier continues- “The vigorous succussions (vortexing) could then be understood as distributing the Coherence Domains… while eventually removing all trace of the original chemical substance (through dilutions)”. Which leaves only the EMS of the original substance, be it a sample of pathogenic DNA or a substance such as Arsenic.
“It is also a well documented fact that chemical, biochemical and living systems as a whole are sensitive to EM fields8-10.”
In Sheldrake’s Hypothesis of Morphic Resonance, he offers an alternative viewpoint to the reductionist view of the world, where anything non-physical is rejected out of hand.
“Morphic fields are fields of probability, like quantum fields, and they work by imposing patterns on otherwise random events in the systems under their influence... (They) are inherited by morphic resonance from previous similar organisms… (involving) a resonant transfer of form, or in-form-ation, from the past to the present… It works on the basis of similarity: the more similar, the more resonant….(It) applies to all self-organising systems, including atoms, molecules, crystals, cells, plants, animals and animal societies. All draw upon a collective memory and in turn contribute to it. A growing crystal of copper sulphate, for example, is in resonance with countless previous crystals of copper sulphate, and follows the same habits of crystal organisation, the same lattice structure. A growing oak seedling follows the habits of growth and development of previous oaks. When an orb-web spider starts spinning its web, it follows the habits of countless ancestors, resonating with them directly across space and time… Animals and plants are connected with their predecessors… inherit(ing) the habits of their species and of their breed. The same applies to humans… This kind of inheritance is now called ‘epigenetic inheritance’... Genes can be ‘switched off’ by the methylation of the DNA itself or of the proteins that bind to it... the effects of toxins can echo for generations. In one study, when pregnant rats were exposed to a commonly used agricultural fungicide, the development of their sons’ testes was impaired, and they had a low sperm count later in life. Their sons also had lower sperm counts, and this effect was passed on from fathers to sons for four generations.”
Sheldrake’s groundbreaking work raises some interesting points in a discussion of Homeopathy, particularly regarding the non-material aspect of his theory.
A species’ evolution is informed by the habits of all previous members of that species, regardless of actual physical proximity. The characteristics of a crystal are informed by similarity with other crystals that have been formed previously- the more similar something is, the more influence it has. This is the same principle as “like cures like” used in Homeopathy and outlined by Hippocrates, Paracelsus and Hahnemann. Things in nature that are similar, have an effect on each other, regardless of whether they are in physical contact or not. Therefore, if your disease symptoms are very similar to those produced by a snake venom (the effects of which have been accurately recorded in toxicological reports), then snake venom is the substance in nature that has most resonance with your condition. Because the body is so highly sensitised to this similar substance by morphic resonance, administering the minimum dose will exert an influence that prompts an immune system response according to the aforementioned Arndt-Schulz Law.
The other interesting aspect is that of epigenetic inheritance- I.E. acquired inheritance from your parents, which seems to confirm Hahnemann’s theory of the Miasms. For a long time, the idea that characteristics acquired during one’s lifetime could not be passed down to the next generation held sway in conventional scientific circles. But now, it is becoming clear that environmental factors such as exposure to toxins or chronic stress can cause epigenetic changes to be passed down. That is one of the reasons for chronic disease and why suppression of symptoms can have very adverse long term effects.