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NET COLLECTION MATERIA MEDICA

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The Author of Maljorie Dream

Presented by: Mohamed Hatta Abu Bakar HMD (BIH)

INTRODUCTION

 

 

Homeopathy is an alternative or complimentary medicine that treats the whole body, or takes a holistic (the word ‘holistic’ come from the Greek ‘holos’ which means whole) approach to the treatment of patients; treating your body as a whole can greatly help your health and in turn help you sleep and have pleasant dreams. The patient is treated with every aspect of their being taken into account; their physical, emotional and mental health. This page is going to look at a few homeopathic self-treatments; before we go any further though it has to be stated that you should not throw away conventional medicine and advise in favour of homeopathic medicine, both medicines can work side by side and compliment each other. There are many doctors now incorporating homeopathic medicine into their practice as well as doctors who specialise in homeopathic treatments.

  Homeopathy uses minute dilute substances to stimulate the body’s healing powers. The basic premise of homeopathy is to treat like with like. This involves treating a patient’s symptoms with tiny amounts of substances that would create the same symptoms in a healthy person. More conventional (allopathic) medicine would tend to treat a condition with an opposing substance. German doctor Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the founder of modern day homeopathy. Some claim that Hippocrates was the first practitioner of homeopathy but with a little research anyone will find that this simply isn’t true; though there is a possibility that the first application of homeopathy is the case of the Greek king Telephos. According to Greek mythology Telephos was hurt during the preparations for the Trojan War, by the spear of Achilles. Supposedly he was only cured after Apollo advised to treat the wound with some rust from Achilles' spear.

  Doctor Hahnemann believed that homeopathy worked by utilising the individual’s ‘vital force’ and that the treatment needed to assist this force varied form person-to-person depending on their physical and emotional attributes. American doctor James Tyler Kent (1849-1943) furthered Hahnemann’s work on the different types of people and the matching a remedy to their physical and emotional characteristics. These ‘types’ became known as ‘constitutional types’. The remedies are made from all kinds of different substances including: flowers, plants’ trees, roots, poisons, metals and minerals. Sometimes special types of insects are also used. Doctor Hahnemann diluted the substance to minimize the side effects and noticed that the more the substance was diluted, the more effective it became; provided that the solution was rigorously shaken, this process between dilutions is known as succussion. The process of diluting a substance to increase its power is called potentisation. First an alcohol/water extract is made from the substance, know as the mother tincture, then the extract is diluted to the potency needed.

  The main potencies are denoted by x, c and m: x means the remedy has been diluted one part mother tincture in 9 drops of water, c means remedy has been diluted one part mother tincture in 99 drops of water; and m means remedy has been diluted one part mother tincture in 999 drops of water. A 1c potency is one part in 99 parts of water. A 2c potency is created by taking one part of the previous dilution and diluting it in 99 parts of water. The most common used are 6c, 12c and 30c. Once the required potency is reached a few drops are added to lactose (milk sugar) tablets, which must be kept dry and away from direct sunlight. For the treatments that follow it is recommended that 30c potencies are used, these are readily available from homeopathic traders; though consult an expert homeopathic doctor for further advice if you feel the need. There are a few different mediums available at homeopathic pharmacies in which the formulas can be taken:

Tablets – are the most readily available form, they should be sucked are lightly chewed until they dissolve in you mouth. This can take a few minutes. Tablets are most suited to adults and older children.

Soft Tablets – dissolve instantly on the tongue; ideal for young children, babies and for people in a rush.

Pillules – small, hard, round pills. They take longer to dissolve than tablets but are much smaller and easier to carry around on vacation in small containers.

Powders – are often prescribed for single dose treatment or several-dose treatment of higher potency. They come wrapped in paper and dissolve instantly on the tongue. Tablets can be made into power by wrapping them in paper and crushing them with a spoon.

HOW OFTEN DO I TAKE THE MEDICINE?

For an acute condition such as a stomach pains or injury, take one tablet every one to two hours for the first six doses; take fewer if your symptoms are abating before this time. If after six doses the conditions are still there, continue taking a tablet every one to two hours until the condition is relieved. Once there is clear improvement, stop taking the tablets immediately.

  If your condition is chronic (ongoing) such as, arthritis, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome; take a tablet twice per day until your condition is relieved. Again, stop taking the tablets immediately once improvements are apparent. Unlike conventional medicine, with homeopathy there is no advantage to continuing a course of medicine once a condition has improved.


[Original site collection started in 2005. This site was before entitled Maljorie Dream. It is now represented by HBI for promoting homeopathy to all.  So, now is again available virtually. - Mohamed Hatta Abu Bakar HMD (BIH)]

   

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