the “law of similars” is the principle that a substance that produces certain symptoms in a healthy person can be used to treat those same symptoms in a sick person. This principle is also known as “like cures like” or “similia similibus curentur”.
The law of similars is based on the observation that substances that cause specific symptoms in healthy individuals can stimulate the body’s healing process and relieve similar symptoms in sick individuals. In other words, homeopathic remedies are chosen based on their ability to produce symptoms similar to those experienced by the patient.
For example, if a person is suffering from symptoms of a cold, such as a runny nose and watery eyes, a homeopath might prescribe a remedy made from Allium cepa (onion), which can cause similar symptoms in a healthy person. The idea is that the body will respond to the remedy by mounting a healing response to the similar symptoms, ultimately resolving the underlying illness.
The law of similars is a fundamental principle of homeopathy and is used to guide the selection of remedies for a wide range of conditions. However, it should be noted that the use of homeopathic remedies is controversial, and the effectiveness of these remedies is not universally accepted by the scientific community.
Homaccords are preparations which contain one or several active substances in respective potency chords. Usually a low potency is combined with a medium potency and a higher potency. The background of this potency combination is the nearly 100 year old therapeutic experience that the simultaneous administration of low, medium, and higher potencies causes a reduction of the initial aggravation. As is known, initial aggravations occur particularly often during the administration of higher potencies given individually.
Homaccords are available both as attenuations for oral administration as well as in ampoule form for subcutaneous injection. This multipotent form – among other applications – is particularly appropriate for treating chronic illnesses.
In the ampoule form of the Homaccords, the individual constituents’ potency-levels are generally two to three stages higher than those found in the drops. These highly- potentised elements exert a subduing effect on any possible initial reactions, hence cases displaying initial aggravation are a rarity.
Through the multiplicity of constituents within Composita preparations, a broad, in-depth therapeutic effect is achieved. The basis for these are the various points of action at which the constituent medications develop their efficacy. The basic principle of the Composita preparations will be explained vicariously with the example of Euphorbium compositum Nasal Spray.
This nasal spray preparation contains as classical homoeopathic botanical constituents Euphorbium, Pulsatilla, and Luffa operculata, further the anorganic-chemical, classical homoeopathic substances Mercurius bijodatus, Argentum nitricum, and Hepar sulfuris, the nosode Sinusitis-Nosode and the suis-organ preparation Mucosa nasalis suis. The constituent ”Euphorbium,“ which lends its name to the preparation, demonstrates clear relations to illnesses of the upper respiratory tract in its drug picture. The organotropically implemented low potency of Euphorbium resinifera is supported by the constituents Pulsatilla, Luffa, Mercurius bijodatus, and Argentum nitricum, which contain in their remedy picture the symptomatology of catarrhal inflammatory processes of the upper respiratory tract according to the Materia Medica Homoeopathica.
An important component of anti-homotoxic therapy is the suis-organ preparation. These are preferably employed for chronic courses of diseases in the cellular phases. Subsequently, they offer an excellent possibility for the reactivation of organ functions, particularly of elderly patients. The preparations are employed according to the simile principle, that is, the respective preparation of the organ to be treated is applied.
Suis- organ preparations contain organic tissues which have been homoeopathically processed, i.e., attenuated and potentized in accordance with Specification 42 of the official German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia 1978 (HAB 1) whose primary materials originate from healthy swine. In accordance with their action, the suis-organ preparations can be characterized as organ-specific medications with stimulative properties. The mechanism through which the suis-organ preparations function is based on the organotropic effects of the substances and/or stimulants contained therein.
The Law of Reversal Effect is a principle in homeopathy that suggests that the direction of a remedy’s action can change when the dose is increased or decreased beyond a certain point. In other words, a remedy that produces a particular set of symptoms when given in a low dose may actually produce the opposite set of symptoms when given in a high dose.
This phenomenon is based on the idea that the body’s response to a remedy is not solely dependent on the properties of the remedy itself, but also on the dose and the individual’s response to it. As the dose of a remedy increases, its effect on the body can change from stimulating a healing response to producing symptoms that are opposite to those being treated.
For example, a low dose of a homeopathic remedy made from coffee (Coffea cruda) may be used to treat insomnia and restlessness, as coffee is known to produce these symptoms in healthy individuals. However, a high dose of the same remedy may produce drowsiness and fatigue, which are the opposite of the symptoms being treated.
The Law of Reversal Effect is an important consideration in homeopathic practice, as it suggests that the selection of the appropriate dose of a remedy is crucial for achieving the desired therapeutic effect. It is also one of the reasons why homeopathic remedies are often highly diluted, as higher doses may produce unintended effects.
The term “simillimum” refers to the remedy that is most similar to the totality of a patient’s symptoms. It is considered the ideal remedy for a particular individual, as it is believed to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and lead to a resolution of the underlying condition.
The concept of simillimum is based on the Law of Similars, which states that a substance that can cause symptoms in a healthy person can be used to treat similar symptoms in a sick person. Homeopaths assess a patient’s symptoms using a holistic approach that takes into account physical, emotional, and mental aspects, as well as individual traits and behaviors. Based on this assessment, the homeopath selects a remedy that matches the patient’s unique symptom picture as closely as possible.
The selection of the simillimum is considered a crucial step in homeopathic practice, as it is believed that a well-selected remedy can stimulate the body’s innate healing power and lead to a resolution of the underlying condition. However, finding the simillimum can be a complex and challenging process, requiring a deep understanding of both the remedies and the patient’s individual characteristics.