For my patients. Lecture.

This is English translation of my lecture "For my patients".

1. Foreword

Skeptics say that homeopathy helps only to the people who believe in it. Homeopathy is not a religion, you do not have to believe in it, but to realize that such a homeopathic treatment is necessary. This lecture is addressed to patients, that is why I will try to reveal those aspects of the therapy which are necessary for the beneficial effect. I am not obtruding my opinion upon anybody, though my long medical practice in allopathy and homeopathy, I presume, gives me the right to draw my own conclusions and remarks.

Seeking help from a homeopath every patient should realize that homeopathy takes a different  approach in the prescription of preparations.  In homeopathy one cannot doctor oneself, as most of us used to, according to the principle “ it has helped my neighbor” or “the pharmacist has  advised”. Homeopathy does not treat symptoms of a disease or microbes, but acts on much deeper level, the level of self-regulatory systems of a body, and only a high qualified homeopath has the right to prescript a preparation to a patient.

Popularization of homeopathy has led to a dangerous mistake:“If it does not help, then at least will not do any harm”. In prentice hands homeopathy can be very dangerous. And sometimes it is difficult to remedy the consequences of such prescriptions even to a professional homeopath.
 

2. What is “a disease” in homeopathy

You have decided to use homeopathy as a treatment - I will tell you the basic principles of homeopathic medicine, the way you will be treated.  It is very important to realize that homeopathic treatment differs greatly from what we used to in conventional allopathic medicine.

In homeopathy we consider a course of a disease as a certain dynamic process, which, as long as a human being  lives, is constantly moving in one of two directions.  In the direction of recovery in case of consistent functioning of self-regulatory systems or in case of proper  regulatory therapy; or in the direction of disease progression in case of self-regulatory system dysfunction or in case of suppressive therapy.

We consider a course of a disease as a consequent undergoing of certain stages.

Let me detail it.

Every human being all through his life is suffering from one and the same illness, which is progressing over the years. In homeopathy a disease is considered to undergo 5 stages in its progress:

Therefore, according to the concept of homeopathic medicine, the way and the time a person will live does not depend on ecology or allergens, viruses or bacteria, but only on how quickly his organism will  undergo all these stages. Let me again point up that as long as an organism lives it constantly seeks to reverse the course of its disease in the direction of recovery, i.e. to the first stage. A baby born even at the fifth stage, i.e. having any serious organic lesion, activates the self-regulatory mechanisms right after it was born, guiding the disease to the stage of  inflammation, and then – to the stage of mucous and integumental excretions. Any further prognosis of its life may depend on whether “the mind” of the organism will be suppressed at this very stage or not.

And for the rest of our life the way we manage to cope with this or that problem entirely depends on how healthy constitution is. I.e. at which stage its disease is.

We often take notice that during one and the same epidemy, influenza, for example, healthy people may have just enlarged cutaneous eruption, while all the family came down with a bad cold. The others during the same epidemy will have only high temperature and then mucous excretions (sniffles, cough, diarrhea, etc). The thirds will come through the inflammation from  lungs to brain, the fourths – through decompensation from  kidneys to  heart.
 

3. Disease progression causes

The cause of promotion, i.e. progression of a disease is the concentration of toxic products in the body. Bacteria and allergens, as well as metabolic-waste products can be the toxins. And intervention into the self-regulatory systems (i.e. suppression) is the very cause of this concentration. And, unfortunately, all the practice of allopathic medicine (official) is based upon the severe suppression of any manifestations of a disease. All this suggests that we in allopathic medicine greatly cures skin diseases, perfectly manage with leucorrhea and diarrhea, superbly subdue a fever, our surgeons perfectly excise everything “needless”. It results in the fact of finding oneself on the fifth stage. And for now the goal of our medicine is to “live out” us at this stage as long as possible. And as the life without medicines at this stage is impossible- so, Glory to the achievements of the pharmaceutical industry.

The most uncheerful  thing is that nowadays the stage does not depend on the age of a patient, but on the following factors:

4. Concept of self-regulatory systems

Now a few words about what self-regulatory systems are. At the moment of childbirth it is not supposed by nature that right after this moment the human being will be surrounded by “the generous ladies” with shots, drops, balms. A child is born as a result of evolution and by this moment it has everything to stand up to the factors, which his mother or grandmother have resisted.  The modern civilization has not invented even a slight fit to a human brain, but only the brain can manage the body, deciding which protectors are essential at the moment. And its main goal is to assure the activity of life support organs, that is why the body always seeks the way to direct a disease inside-out. The most riskful way is to try to interfere with the process, when a body is healthy (by diets, daily regime, cold water treatment and other options) all the more when it fights against a disease (by drops, balms, antipyretic drugs, etc. )
 

5. Constitutional type concept

Constitutional type is an inherited (maternally, as a rule) disposition to suffer from a certain disease in a certain manner. Only our constitution defines which organ or system will react to one or another factor: say, one and the same feet cooling will lead one person to cystitis, the second- to arthritis, and the third - to otitis. One and the same “chocolate allergy” will lead one person to nasal discharge, the second – to intestine discharge, the third – to bronchi discharge.

Only our constitution defines which organ will be disturbed first of all. Exactly why in one families all die “of heart”, in some – “of stomach”, in other – “of kidneys”.

Constitution may be strong or weak. The strong constitution cannot be easily suppressed. The clinical sign of a person having the strong constitution is being at each stage for a long while. Despite all your efforts you have been smearing the skin for years on end, but the eruptions appear over and over again or get stronger. Or you have been nursing your running nose but it comes again. Or you send the temperature down, but it rises again. You excise a tumor, but the new one grows. Even being at the fifth stage, such a person with the strong constitution will have 3 heart attacks, then an apoplectic attack but succumb after all to cancer, for instance.

The weak constitution means that your body quickly suppresses a hazard. Such an organism will come through all the stages very quickly: once you smear your cheeks and get a running nose, once you give “a cough mixture” and get an obstructive syndrome.

6. Acute and chronic diseases in homeopathy

Evident body response to a pathogenic factor is the symptoms of a disease, which are different for a concrete person, i.e. individual.  A disease progressing for the whole man’s life and manifestations of which are defined by a constitutional type is called chronic. Acerbation of a chronic disease is called paroxysmal conditions.
                                                                                                                                                                     
There is only one classification of diseases in homeopathy. All diseases can be divided into acute and chronic.

The reason which caused the course of a disease is called aetiology. Different factors can be aetiological in homeopathy. This can be psychoactivity (fear, depressed emotions, wound pride, sorrow, one-way love, quenched desires, etc). This also can be an influence of environmental factors (heat and cold, wind and slush, snowfall and the sun). Yet this can be overeating, sleep loss, suppressive allopathic therapy, intoxicating and infection.

7. “Diagnosis” concept in homeopathy

In homeopathy there is no concept of “a diagnosis” in the sense that is used in allopathy. The aim of a homeopath is to recommend a remedy not according to the name of a disease, but to the features of a disease progression of a concrete person. In allopathy the disease diagnosing is based on the index of similar essential symptoms for different patients. For example: head ache, blood pressure rise, definite changes of eye ground vessels and electrocardiogram will lead the allopath to the one and the same diagnosis of “hypertensive disease” to any patient.

In homeopathy the diagnosis of a definite person sounds like a remedy name, symptoms of which this disease have turned to be similar to.  In other words, the patient’s diagnosis will sounds in such a way: “pulsatilla”, “belladonna”, etc.

To investigate your disease a homeopath should know how, which symptoms, the course of your disease differs from other dozens of patients with the same blood pressure, head ache and changes on eye ground. The goal of the homeopath is to individualize the case, i.e. to recommend an individual remedy for a concrete person. In allopathy we have to prescribe one and the same standard of healing to dozens of patients with the same diagnosis. While a homeopath will recommend dozens of different remedies to dozens of patients having one and the same allopathic diagnosis. To do so, as you see, is much more difficult. That is why to be a homeopath is far more laborious and the study of the homeopathy method requires an additional long-term training.
 

8. What a homeopath should do

9. The Law of Similars

Two thousand years ago Hippocrates said that one can be treated by “the opposite” as well as by “the similar”. 200 years ago German doctor S. Hahnemann during 40 years of his successful practice developed and described the basic laws of homeopathy which we use today as they were. The fundamental law of homeopathy is based upon the idea that “like cures like”. What does it mean? The genius of Hahnemann is that he was the first who came to believe (and all 200 years of his students’ practice proved his point of view) that, if a substance in a material toxic dose causes a symptom in a healthy person, by giving to a person, whose symptoms are analogous to those of poisoning,   a very small amount of the same substance may cure the illness. Then Hahnemann and his students began to record all existing symptoms’ descriptions of an accidental poisoning. Substances, which toxic effect could not be found, would test on volunteers in toxic doses. All symptoms found were carefully collected and enlarged by the following practicing homeopaths. As a result, guides were written with the help of which homeopaths perceive its medicine. In conventional (allopathic) medicine they teach that if there is a high temperature or such-and-such blood so this is pneumonia, and if it is pneumonia then any patient should be prescribed one and the same standard of treatment, in other words in allopathy a disease is treated. Homeopathy teaches in a different way. For example, if a certain patient running a temperature feels feverish from infrascapular region, skin integuments turn blue, he puts away the blanket in spite of the shiver, refuses to drink, asks to open the windows, cough increases while moving head too far back and while talking, he feels better when he lies on his left side,- so his constitutional remedy is lachesis. It will cure the patient even if the primary care physicians will argue what diagnosis to make: pneumonia or pleuritis, or neuralgia plus tracheitis, or myocarditis. A lot of examinations will be prescribed, as any of these diagnoses requires its standard of treatment.

In homeopathy we treat a patient, not a disease. The most remarkable thing is that if the same patient has a headache next time, it will be frontal headache or in the left temple and it will occur at night or in the morning, following by the nosebleed. It does not matter what diagnosis will be made by the allopaths: pressure build-up, neuralgia or migraine. For a patient with the constitutional type “lachesis” any disease state has its certain symptoms, which had been described while testing the envenomation (lachesis), and this remedy will help this person in any painful conditions, as a person is ill with one and the same illness all through his life.

Thus, for the correct prescription of a remedy, a homeopath should know what symptoms your disease has now and what symptoms had before. It is very essential for us, which pattern, let us say, your pneumonia followed 10 years ago and what course are taking your “flushes” now , because for the homeopath now and before you have had one and the same illness. Simply your illness now and before has been on different stages of progress and occurred with different symptoms, but the homeopath then (with pneumonia) and now (with the “flushes”) prescribes one and the same remedy, called like Your constitutional remedy.
 

10. Interview and a spontaneous story of a patient as the main points in matching a remedy

The major task for a homeopath, as I have mentioned many times, is to recommend a remedy which will match to the manifestations of Your disease. A homeopath can discover these manifestations only after your description of your symptoms and, of course, after a general surveying.

All manifestations of your disease, all your feelings are called symptoms. According to the symptoms you will be telling about, a homeopath will have to see those special ones which characterize exactly Your disease and help to prescribe exactly Your remedy.

The symptoms can be of 3 levels: psychological, common and individual.

Psychological symptoms are of prime importance for a homeopath, as we all differ from each other, first of all, in our character, habits, specific behavior, fears, disbeliefs, peculiarities of memory, speech, etc.

That is why try to tell your homeopath in details about what kind of a person you had been before your got ill, what influence your illness has had on you, how you have changed during your disease.

Second in importance symptoms are so-called common symptoms. Common symptoms are those peculiarities, which characterize our organism as a whole, and describing which we use the pronoun “I”. When you tell, describing your state of health: “I love draughts, I hate milk, I sweat with fear, I tremble with excitement, I cannot stand when somebody touches me”, etc. These are very significant symptoms for a homeopath. Every person having one and same, let us say, figures of blood pressure, will differ from each other in these reactions, which are individual. That is why for a homeopath these are absolutely different “constitutions”, and they need vastly different remedies.

Individual symptoms are of minor importance for a homeopath, only nonstandard symptoms for the patients with such a diagnosis can be of any help. For example, the fact that a patient with tonsillitis has a sore throat will not be of any help to a homeopath in matching Your remedy. But if you have all other signs of tonsillitis and have no sore throat, what is strange, then it is very important, because it characterizes particular qualities of Your organism. One more example: all patients with a sore throat feel better taking some hot drinks, but for you - only cold drinks are better.

I am not writing this for you to start seeking these peculiarities. In order to see these peculiarities, you need to know how it happens usually, so you have to be a doctor.

All I am saying is for you to realize how significant your story for a homeopath is at every visit. The hardest patients for a homeopath are not with “cancer or gravel”. But those patients, who answer that they have “high pressure” or “gravel”, or “as usual” when they are asked to tell about their troubles or their senses after taking the remedy. Do not make your doctor “pry” into symptoms every time. Get prepared for each visit, think over and describe your senses. A homeopath has no assistant while matching a remedy, but only your story. That is why you have to learn your disease manifestations and tell about them.

While treating small children or patients in a state of insensibility we have to rely on the observations of bedside people only. Our own observations are also of great help, but they, as you realize, are very short in time and require more contacts, more frequent appointments.

Laboratory tests and other methods of examination cannot be of any help while matching a remedy. We need this information to define a stage at the moment of visiting a homeopath. In the course of treatment you have to obligatory undergo from time to time the same examinations to monitor the treatment correctness.

11. Homeopathy as a regulatory therapy

In official medicine all science and practice are focused on research of a certain disease and, thereafter, the medicaments are being studied for the purposes of a certain disease. That is why in official medicine all doctors are narrowly focused specialists and cure, correspondingly, either hypertension, or pneumonia, or ulcer, etc.
 
In homeopathy the key point is that it is impossible for the disease to progress in one certain organ or system. The influence of any disease-producing factor on any organ or system or even a cell inevitably leads to a reaction of the whole organism. It is manifested in the activation of protection systems (or vital force – a term, introduced by S. Hahnemann into homeopathic theory).
 
In allopathy we are being taught that any painful symptom occurred is always a problem, and all theory and practice of allopathic medicine are aimed to eliminate or “suppress” (the term we use in homeopathy) this state. Even the names of the methods used in allopathy are entitled precisely – suppressive or substitutive therapy (more than that, the names of medicaments sound like: anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antiemetic, etc. )
 
Homeopathy is a regulatory therapy, a homeopath considers that the organism “knows itself” which protective factors should be empowered at the moment in case of intervention of a certain pathogenic factor. Thus, the coming symptoms of a disease are the necessary reaction of an organism at the moment, with relation to the self-regulatory systems of this particular patient.
 
That is why, there is no and cannot be narrowly focused specialists in homeopathy.
 
In homeopathy there is no and cannot be the medicaments for constipation, blood pressure or alcoholism. In homeopathy it is a patient to be cured, not a disease. That is why, in the case of correct homeopathic prescription, the remedy at the first stage should not expel the manifestations of a disease, but intensify them to help the self-regulatory systems to cope with the pathogenic factor.

12. Homeopathic remedies

Now I am going to tell how the homeopathic remedies are made. S. Hahnemann developed and detailed the method of preparation of remedies. Each conscientious homeopath uses only those remedies which were prepared by conscientious pharmacist in homeopathic pharmacies. Our remedies are micro doses of those substances symptoms of toxic action of which in large (toxic) doses are described by the classics of homeopathy in our guides. These particular substances have a full description of the symptoms they produce (they are called pathogeneses of materia medica).

Alongside with the study and writing of pathogeneses of materia medica, a full list of rules for preparation of homeopathic remedies have been developed and detailed. The main goal while preparing a homeopathic remedy is to increase the action force of a remedy on an organism by maximally decreasing the volume of the active substance.

S. Hahnemann developed and detailed this method, the point of which resolves itself to the diluting of a parent substance and shaking of the solution made in a certain manner.

Depending on what proportion a parent substance (a remedy to be made of) and a diluent has, a notion of scale was introduced. If a proportion of a parent substance and a diluent for the preparation of a remedy is 1:10, so it is a decimal scale and it is marked by the letter D, standing after the name of a remedy.

If a substance is diluted to 1:100, so this scale is called a centesimal scale and it is marked by the letter C, standing after the name of a remedy. If a substance is diluted to 1:1000, so this scale is called a millesimal scale and it is marked by the letter M, standing after the name of a remedy. If a substance is diluted to 1:50 000, so this scale is called a quintamillesimal scale and it is marked by the letters LM, maximally decreasing the volume of the active substance.
Then the given solution is being further diluted, according to the chosen scale, in other words, to a certain proportion of active substance and a diluent. This process is called "potentisation". The force of a remedy will multiply and this force or its potency is marked by a figure standing after the name of a remedy. The most common potencies are 3, 6, 12, 30, 200, 1000, 10 000.

Afterwards, this solution is to be saturated into grains of lactose.
The remedy gains a trade form – granules. Insoluble solids are diluted by grinding them (trituration).

Our remedies are prepared by the method of vigorous diluting and shaking, and the most amazing thing is that more dilute substances are stronger and deeper-acting remedies. For example, one of the “lowest” dilutions is called “hex- centesimal” and prepared in the following way: we take 6 test-tubes and we add 99 drops of water to each of them, then, to the first one we add 1 drop of the substance to make a remedy of. This will be a dilution by a factor of 100 at the first stage. Then from this test-tube we take one drop and add it to the second test-tube. This will be a dilution by a factor of 100 at the second stage, and so on. It is easy to guess what the fifth test-tube will contain, but these are our “softest” remedies which are used only for the “paroxysms” of a disease (an acerbation, as it is called in allopathy).

To penetrate into deep levels of a body and to trigger its natural system of healing, we use the following dilutions: 30C, 200C, 1000C, 10 000C, etc. It is simply evident that a very small amount of the original material is left in these remedies after the higher dilutions. But the remedies prepared this way in the hands of a professional homeopath bring the results in which it is sometimes hard to believe in.

Critics of homeopathy state that ultradilute remedies have no molecules from the original solution left. Basing on this fact, the critics of homeopathy try to compare the effect from homeopathy with the effect after a psychotherapeutic treatment with the help of placebo. Other skeptics, visa versa, state “Intoxicated! Poisons! Killed by too much doctoring! ”. Still others have the main point that “it cannot be, because it cannot be ever”. From the Middle Ages everything that was beyond a conventional pattern for a certain part of “fighters with the evil” causes one and the same reactions. For a homeopath the only thing matters - our remedies have a certain supply of energy with certain frequency characteristics. If our remedy resembles the patient’s state in its clinical aspects, so its energetic characteristics will match the energetic characteristics of a patient. Such a match results in a vibration or energetic trigger, as we call it in homeopathy, and, thus, activates the self-regulatory systems. Only a short time ago the science was in the dark about quantum features of light, radiation and many others. Now more and more publications occur, describing remarkable features of water, which is able to acquire and store even the audio and written information and respond to it by a structural change of its crystals. I think, it won’t do for a practicing doctor to dispute on these questions. The science moves ahead and it will find a key to the mystery of homeopathic remedies.

Now I am going to explain how the homeopathic remedies work. According to traditional medicine (here and farther we consider a traditional medicine to be a folk medicine) the energy disturbance is the cause of any illness. In Chinese medicine, for example, the cause of any illness is the balance disorder between two kinds of energy:  positive and negative (yang and yin). If the body is healthy, then these two energies are at balance, if the balance is disturbed then it results in diseases, which are called precisely “yang-overbalance diseases, yang-underbalance diseases, yin-overbalance diseases, yin-underbalance diseases”. A qualified acupuncturist should, as well as in homeopathy, determine by the symptoms, where the disturbance of the energy has emerged, and to put a single needle on- the conductor through which the energy will be balanced and thus the organism will be cured. I have already told you about the preparation of homeopathic remedies. If the remedy is matched correctly the energy of a remedy should be a kind of resonant with the energy of an unhealthy organism, which gets the so-called energetic trigger for the reactivation of its self-regulatory systems. As long as the organism is in this process, it is forbidden to give any remedy even the one you consider effective, because it can subside the resonant wave and there will be no health gain anymore. That is why a homeopath will question in details and not always prescribe any of the remedies.
 

13. How to take homeopathic remedies.

There are several ways of taking a homeopathic remedy.

The first way:

1-2 grains of a remedy put under the tongue and suck them. You must not eat or drink anything 20 minutes before and after.

The second way:

Put 1 grain of a remedy into an absolutely clean bottle and pour 8 spoons of cold good water. When the grain resolves, shake the bottle 5-7 times and take in 1 teaspoon of the mixture, try to hold it in the mouth as long as possible and swallow it. You can keep the mixture in the refrigerator and use it just like for the first time at acute conditions of the disease.

You should shake the remedy before taking it in to higher its potency. The number of shakings effects the activity of the remedy. For patients with acute reaction – one or two shakings are usually enough. For patients with average reaction – four or seven shakings are necessary. For patients with slow reaction – eight or ten or even more shakings are required. You should add the number of shakings, when it is necessary. Shakings is one of the methods to regulate your doze.

The individual approach to every concrete patient is very important while dealing with a mixture’s doze. This method is called “the tuning of a doze”. To intensify the effect of a remedy you are to increase the number of spoons for a doze and the number of shakings of a mixture. To lessen the effect of a remedy – you are to reduce the number of spoons and shakings.

The third way:

Put one grain of a remedy into a glass and add a small quantity of water (avoid any contact with metal). After the resolving of the grain drip the mixture under the tongue for about 3-5 minutes. You must not drink or eat anything 20 minutes before and after. This method is used for infants in arms and unconscious ill people.

14. Expectations after taking a remedy

If your remedy is chosen correctly, your organism will start to recover after the energetic push. It will look like acute conditions of all the diseases you have suppressed. You must not be afraid of these acute conditions, because you did not cure the disease, but suppressed its outer appearances and in such a way moved the organism to a heavier stage of the disease. Now your organism has found the reason of feeling badly, has indicated its acute condition and tries to cope with the disease with the help of self-regulatory systems, not suppressive therapy. That is why your doctor asks you to make detailed notes of what is going on with you, and tries not to interfere with anything, because your organism is aware of the way of getting rid of the disease and does no harm to itself.
Let us try to analyze what symptoms every stage of a disease has.

Presuming that you are on the first stage of a disease, we see skin itching which has appeared not long ago or you have been treating it with an ointment for several years, but can not “cure” it. More detailed questions do not reveal any other violations. In this case first of all you should observe how your organism tries to get rid of toxic products without outer interfering. As a rule, an organism copes with the problem. At the first stage you may take a remedy only if the process lasts for a long time.

Let us consider the second variant. Mucous membrane’s secretion, frequent snivels, cough, diarrhea, eyes’ secretion, genital secretion disturb you. It means that your organism is on the second stage tries to get rid of toxins through the mucous membrane. (I will remind you that it may be either bacterium, viruses, products or toxic admixtures, medicines, pollen.) In such cases we do not always prescribe a remedy: the problem may be in you interfering with a natural process of recovering. At this stage you take a constitutional remedy only if the process lasts for a long time. For example, it is hard for you to breathe through the nose, but there are no snivels, or you feel sick, but do not have diarrhea or vomit, or you cough without secretions. We will use your constitutional remedy to help your organism to get rid of the toxins.
I will explain one more time that it is absolutely not important what a horrible name your enemy has: wormwood pollen or chlamydiae. Your organism is powerful enough to get rid of it. Any complications are the result of the suppression of different symptoms of a disease and moving it to the stage of inflammation, or taking too many toxic medicines.

I understand your fear: “Is my organism strong enough to fight the infection?”. There is only one example of the strength of our defensive organs. Each doctor, when he does X-rays, sees a lot of patients with petrification foci in the lungs – the symptoms of having been ill with tuberculosis, while the patient did not even guess about it. When the bacterium gets to an organism, it is stopped in lymphatic centers, they are “blocked” for ever. And the most peculiar thing is that we see such petrification foci in people who survived at the war. Hunger and cold, stress and unsanitary conditions did not prevent our grandfathers and grandmothers from coping with a tuberculosis bacterium by themselves. Nowadays our children can not cope even with a cold in spite of the non-stop process of treating. They can! But we must not interfere!

The third case: Your organism is on the stage of inflammations, on the third stage. It happens when your organism has already been at the stage of coping with a portion of toxins by trying to get rid of them and has to use more powerful means of defense: temperature rise, growth of lymphatic tissue and so on. Usually a constitutional remedy is taken once or even several times at the stage. It depends on the degree of the symptoms of intoxication (weakness, absence of appetite, breathing, heart-beating, consciousness), but not the temperature, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, eosinophils. For a homeopath the only thing matters: whether your organism copes or not. The temperature may be 37.2C and your general practitioner will not give you a sick-leave certificate, but you may have acute weakness, sickness, somnolence – a homeopath is sure to prescribe you a remedy, because your organism does not cope. Your child’s temperature may be 39C, but it plays in a usual way, eats well – in this case a homeopath waits with a constitutional remedy – a child may cope by itself.

I think that now you understand when you do not need any help while treating inflammations. As soon as mucous membrane expectorations intensify, more over, there are appearances of skin rash – you should wait. Do not “whip up” your organism – it will cope.

The forth stage is the stage of benign tumors. It is the last stage when your organism can localize a disease at some definite organ. The most dangerous thing now is to interfere with the process. Benign tumors are often located in hormonogenic organs and their appearance is necessary for keeping a definite hormone balance. For example, if for some reason there are too many hormones in the organism, then self-regulatory systems try to lessen the quantity of the tissue producing hormones and form a cyst. If there are too little hormones in the organism, then it has to extend the quantity of the tissue and a tumor is formed. At this stage an organism tries to heal itself. It does it through the inflammation and it is unacceptable for the traditional medicine. It offers you to exterminate the tumor with the help of hormones or an operation. And the organism is deprived of the last chance to improve its health. This is the rudest interference with the mechanisms of self-regulation, which the organism can not restore and it goes to the fifth stage. The symptom of being at this stage is a constant taking of medicines. Mechanisms of self-regulation have been so ruinously destroyed, that a person has to use medicines constantly to substitute what has been suppressed. Metabolic diseases are in progress and a patient does tests constantly and takes either hormones or vitamins or minerals for cholesterol or for the immunity and so on and so forth. But the paradox is in the following – if some “index” is on the high or low level, it means that metabolism is destroyed and any substance taken as a medicine will not improve the process, but will ruin it even stronger.
In my opinion the most horrible thing is that the majority of our population finds itself out at the fifth stage very quickly. The main reason is the rude interference with self-regulatory systems from the very birth. More and more often we see situations when grandchildren are on more difficult stages of a disease than their grandmothers.

Naturally, that the main part of homeopathic patients is people to whom allopathic doctors “can not help”. What has a homeopath to do to help such a patient? All the same – to choose the right constitutional remedy and explain that if an organism still can restore the functioning of self-regulatory systems – it has to go over very slowly through the stage of tumors and inflammations to its health and there is no any other way. The most difficult thing for a homeopath at this stage is to choose a constitutional remedy, because a patient takes so many medicines that symptoms of a disease are not clear. That is why symptoms of previous diseases are necessary. The sign of moving to the health is that you can lessen the quantity of medicines and as a result – live without any medicines.

15. Treatment session

The faster the illness has progressed, the longer the healing process takes. And, vice versa, the slower the illness progresses, the faster one is recovered.

What factors a disease progression depends on.

On constitution. There are strong and weak constitutions: the stronger the constitution is, it is more difficult to suppress it. The clinical sign of a strong constitution is the long-lasting symptom expression, denoting that the organism is on some stage. A patient with the strong constitution has been suffering from the skin problems for years, he needs to lower the temperature again and again, but it goes up anew. After the removal of a tumor from one organ – the new one grows in another. With the weak constitution every stage can be suppressed without effort. And the progression of a disease does not take much time.

On the stage of suppression. The most dangerous suppression is when effected on the upper stage – the psychological. Such a suppression can be effected both with the help of different medical techniques (coding, for example), and on the social stage. A tyrannical mate or a vain parent by their suppression give rise to a disorder in the self-regulatory functions, when the disease progresses maximally fast. A person has to live differently from what his organism needs to, but according the way somebody beside him thinks, though from the best of motives.

On the degree of suppression. The more it is qualified, the more dangerous it is. To “smear” the skin eruptions with the brilliant green is much less dangerous than with the hormonal cream, to reduce the manifestations of the stress with Valeriana is less dangerous than with some psychotropic medication.

On what stage of his disease a patient is at the moment of the contact with an additional pathogenic factor. Disease progression severity entirely depends on what stage of the disease a person has been at the moment of the contact with an additional pathogenic factor. For example, depending on the stage the patient is at an allergy can occur as diathesis, nasal asthma, eosinophylic infiltration or bronchial asthma. Or, such a dangerous infection as diphtheria. It can be nasal diphtheria, sore throat or a toxic form with the most harmful consequences (if a patient has, say, a thymus gland tumor). Meningococcosis can be symptom-free or with the symptoms of nasopharyngitis, meningitis or meningococcal sepsis.

When an organism goes over from the 1st to the 5th stages, we consider it to be the sign of a disease progression. The sign of recovery is when an organism goes over from the 5th to the 1st stages.

Thus, while treating the patient with a retrograding process in the joints, a tumorogenesis in hormone-productive organs, increase in inflammatory response (temperature rise, inflammatory response on the part of the blood), mucous discharge, then itchy skin eruption, are considered to be the improvement of the disease.

A patient with myoma is considered to be improving if she has endometritis or adnexitis, and the whites and skin eruption increase.

A patient with adenoids will get through nasal discharge and then diathesis increase.

In the next part of the lecture I will try to answer the most frequently asked questions of our patients.

16. Complex homeopathic remedies

Very often our patients ask the following question:  if a remedy in homeopathy is individually matched, so why in the pharmacies we can see a lot of complex remedies, offered by the advertisement and the pharmacists according to the one and the same principles as in allopathy – for obesity, for heartquake, for climax, etc.
It is necessary to be very cautious and make the difference between homeopathy as a part of medicine and as a pharmaceutical business.

I am telling once more that a remedy can be considered homeopathic if it conformed to the following conditions:

Modern complex remedies do not meet the basic requirement- there is no pathogenesis for them, recorded according to the laws of homeopathy, therefore they cannot be prescribed according to the similarity law and cannot be actually called homeopathic. Until a pathogenesis is recorded, i.e. proving tests are done according to the homeopathic laws, none of the remedy can be called homeopathic, no matter what kind of a cocktail of familiar and known homeopathic remedies it can be.

At present only one German company has got the pathogeneses for their complex remedies.

What can you expect after a  complex remedy taking:

17. Why some of the homeopaths prescribe several remedies at a time

Every homeopath should prescribe to a patient, as I have already said, an individual remedy. It is the main principle which cannot be disrupted, if the doctor is a traditional homeopath. But to match the one remedy is very complicated and requires a lot of knowledge and experience, that is why sometimes homeopaths (beginners, as a rule) prescribe several remedies at a time, when it is difficult to choose between them. From the point of view of the traditional homeopathy such practice is highly unacceptable, because, as a rule, it leads to some symptoms suppression and burdens the course of a disease.
 

18. Why some of the homeopaths match the remedies with the help of special instruments

Matching method of a homeopathic remedy is described in details by the classics of homeopathy:
In short it can be described as:

This task is very laborious, requires a lot of knowledge and experience from a homeopath. That is why some of practitioners try to facilitate the task, using certain instruments. I am not going to touch upon negative moments of such a “matching”, but I am telling you once more that there is “a classical heritage” of our great teachers and a doctor, calling himself a homeopath, has everything to get good results in his practice. The more difficulties he faces while matching the remedy during the first years of his practice the faster he makes a good homeopath. A seeming facilitation of his work with the help of new-fashioned technical devices is the” way to nowhere” and very often has a promotional character.

Computer programs is the different thing. These programs contain an index of symptoms, which helps a homeopath to find your symptoms just more quickly. But no program can be a substitution for the brains of a homeopath. The computer cannot “match” the remedy for you, as some unfair homeopaths tell with an advertising purpose. It just shows the symptoms which your doctor considers important. Whether your doctor is wrong or not can be seen from the results of your treatment.

19. The use of conventional medicines and the homeopathic treatment.

All depends on what stage of the disease you are at. To suppress the patients’ symptoms being at the first 3 stages of a disease is to protract the treatment, and moreover is to be inconsistent with the principles of homeopathy. That is why any “skin ointments”, instilling eye and nose drops, mouthwash, inhalation; white, diarrhea, vomit treatment; a fever subdue, taking of anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics are absolutely incompatible with the homeopathic treatment.

We have a rule: external injuries are treated with the help of medicines for the external use. If you have got a scratch – you can use an ointment (Calendula extract is the most suitable). If the external manifestations are essential for your organism to treat the internal diseases, then any of your action is the suppression.

If during the treatment you have the state, when your organism cannot cope with by itself – you should take your constitutional remedy, or if it is necessary, even to take an allopathic medicine.

You should realize that nothing “deathful” is going to happen if you break the principles of homeopathy. The only thing you should know is that it is better to do it when it is absolutely needful for your organism. Other than that will only prolong your treatment.

For the patients of the 4-th and the 5-th stages of a disease you will gradually decrease the quantity of medicines taken as the organism goes back to the milder stages.

20. Diet

The homeopathic treatment does not require keeping to a diet (the only forbidden products are tea, coffee, alcohol, carbonated beverages, vinegar). Just the other way round, any organism is perfectly aware of what is good for it and what is harmful. Even an infant in arms can show that its mother's milk is harmful to it. It can either refuse to eat the milk, or get constipation. That's why the only rule is - never eat, moreover never force your child to eat, what it does not like. If you have excess weight problems - you may have metabolism problems, it means, that you are on the fifth stage and your treatment must follow all the rules which have been described before. I mean the obesity or the emaciation as a disease, not the desire to live in the latest fashion. Homeopathic treatment is only for diseases, but can't change constitutional symptoms of a man. The forcible elimination of products, which are necessary to your organism, usually has unpleasant consequences such as metabolic derangements.

Besides, the forcible elimination of products entails the death of selective medium in our bowels, which is necessary for about five hundred bacteria. They are replaced by the other bacteria for which our diet is good. The imbalance of bacteria in bowels grows and progresses - we try to cure it with the help of various diets, take "good" bacteria - and in this way things are getting only worse.

The homeopathic treatment of food allergy looks like this:

Naturally we mean only good-quality products. Poison, even in beautiful packages, must be removed from an organism and allergy is the good thing which protects your organism.

I'd like to tell a few words about the homeopathic treatment of alcohol addiction. I have already mentioned that there is no homeopathic treatment according to a diagnosis. There are no medicines for an alcohol addiction or for some other disease. The success of homeopathy depends on understanding and absolute declaration of the fact that all the changes in our organism are not "why", but "what for".

Let me detail it.

Each organism for its normal functioning constantly requires various products. If an organism is healthy, it requires, as a rule, balanced food. Such patients usually say that they "eat everything".

But if some mechanism is "broken" the result is different aversions or predilections. Each organism tries to solve the problem in its own way.

There are three variants:

That's why in homeopathy patients' predilections for chocolate, salt or alcohol are symptoms which help doctors to find a constitutional medicine. Definite biochemical reactions in a healthy organism result in the production of inner alcohol from absolutely different products. A man can not live without this inner alcohol, it is the "inner energy" of a person. When the mechanism of production of this endogenous spirit is broken, one has to use "substitution therapy" - just like in the official medicine, when some important nutrients are missing. Both ways of solving the problem are dangerous.

When a patient does not understand what is going on, he starts to use alcohol from without and in this way the inner alcohol is not produced any longer at all. The organism does not require either fats or carbohydrates because it has stopped to produce inner alcohol.

The second variant is the prohibition for alcohol by suppressive methods. From the homeopathic point of view the prohibition is possible, but it is sure to result in the worsening of metabolism and the progress of the illness. Then, like in any other suppressive method: strong constitution - prohibition - starting again, weak constitution - absence of alcohol - other diseases.

Homeopathic treatment offers you a constitutional remedy, which helps your organism to get out from the fifth stage. When the organism starts to reconstruct its biochemical reactions - the clinical sign of this process is the absence of alcohol addiction. When we deal with some other disease, we say that an organism must eat whatever it wants. That's why when we treat an alcohol addiction we don't prohibit to drink alcohol, but lessen it when the production of inner alcohol normalizes.

21. Vaccination

Homeopathy claims that a healthy organism can resist any infection. The traditional medicine tries to prevent all the possibilities of getting ill, but the problem is that more and more infections appear and you can't oversee everything. Microbes have been living for millions of years and will live even longer. More over, any vaccine itself is a very strong allergen, because it is an alien toxic substance. Naturally, an organism reacts just like in any other case - if it can fight it - it does, but if it can not - it gets a more dangerous form of the disease. The problem is that more and more vaccines appear and the therapy becomes more complicated – it is the main disease-causing factor for our children.

We are aware of all the victories of vaccination. But the question is where from there appear new more dangerous diseases - AIDS, atypical pneumonia, new strains of pathogenic organisms which can not be cured. The nature does not have spare places and every ecological species is immediately replaced by not always good species. If you do take vaccinations, you must know how and when you can do it. First of all only an absolutely healthy organism can take vaccinations, in this case it can get rid of the toxins through the skin or through the mucous membrane (of course if you do not cure the snivels, cough or diarrhea). If a person is already on the second stage, taking in toxins may result in inflammation. There is no need to describe the other stages. That is why the vaccination of infants in arms is not admissible. If its pregnant mother was cured, it may be born even on the fifth stage of a disease and taking in toxic admixtures is sure to result in worsening of its condition.

So if you have decided to vaccinate your child you can do it only when it is absolutely healthy. Neither before, nor after the vaccination you should not stop the reaction of an organism (it may appear immediately or in a month, it depends on the constitution).

One more aspect: the vaccination considers the attention on the 7-10 infections: tuberculosis, whooping-cough, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, hepatitis, influenza. But there are thousands of other infections around us. If the result of vaccination is the fifth stage, it means that the protection from, for example, diphtheria consequences in a very difficult circuit of all the other infections and you can die even from acute respiratory viral infection (ARVI).
 

22. Cosmetics

This question is one of the most frequently asked. I have already mentioned that our skin is one of the main organs through which toxic admixtures go out. One must not "smear" different appearances of skin rash, no matter how they look like - dandruff, tinea, herpes, blackheads, diathesis. The best variant is when after using an ointment there will be more appearances of skin rash. If the constitution is weak, there will not be appearances of skin rash, but one is sure to suffer from inner diseases. It is well-known in the traditional medicine that each organ has its representative zone on the skin. In beauty parlours or dermatologists' consulting rooms inner organs are treated in the case of skin problems in different zones. But the homeopathic point of view differs. Do not treat an inner organ, for example your stomach, if there are appearances of skin rash. Any medicine is a toxic product and additional toxins are surely will not help to clean your skin. Never put anything into the water for washing, do not use any ointments - clear water, steam, good (not antibacterial) soap - this is the best way to get rid of toxins through the skin. If your skin is clear, you can use make-up, but if there are any problems just do not disturb them. If appearances of skin rash stay for a long time - take your constitutional remedy.

I would like to draw your special attention to the suppression of the functioning of sweat glands. If the sweat has become excessive or fetid - you should help your organism to get rid of what it wants. It is up to you - to choose sports or a sweating-room, but do not use antiperspirants (by the way the suppression of sweat glands is one of the main causes of the breast cancer).

It is very important to keep to the rules in the teenage period. This period, as well as pregnancy, is the time when the nature gives a chance to an organism to recover, a chance to clear itself: appearances of skin rash, blackheads, dandruff, sweat, genital secretion appear. Earlier, when we did not have so many cosmetics, we used to say "he will grow up" and really we observed that a child with some chronic ailment recovered at the period of its sexual puberty. We do not see such cases now days.
 

23. Vitamins, herbs, minerals, purification

Our organism takes all necessary nutrients from food products - it is the law of nature. If you need a vitamin or a mineral your organism will force you to eat it. If you do not accept any product or you just do not want it - it means that it is a poison for you and taking it in, even in the form of "beautiful vitamins", is forbidden. In the best case it will be removed through the skin or mucous membrane. In the worst case it will derange the metabolism.

Our advise is to follow your wishes and if your child asks for a vitamin, it probably wants something sweat - just give it a candy.

There is one more question - the question about the purification of an organism. County doctors thought that if an organism is ill, one could help it by removing something from it. There were different methods such as "to bleed bad blood" or to give an enema for very serious diseases, or to cause skin suppuration with the help of special plasters. Now days there also exist different ways of such cleansing - from starving to irrigation of all the apertures and cavities of a body.

From the homeopathic point of view such methods are the rude violation of self-regulatory systems. When a human is alive, its organism constantly tries to help itself and our main mission is to understand it and not interfere. We must not force to any fashionable system of purification, because it will make the work of self-regulatory systems more complicated. Learn to understand yourself and your organism will give you a prompt what is good and what is harmful for it.
I can tell only the following about the herbal treatment - herbs are very strong medicines with special therapeutic indications and by-effects. The popularity of herbal self-treatment results in the following: people take herbs for many years without any control and get so many diseases, that no one can even guess that the problem is "a harmless herb" such as chamomile, mint or St. John's wort. I have already told how absolutely healthy volunteers were on probations, when pathogeneses of homeopathic remedies were composed. So the thoughtless ingestion of herbal infusions will make you a constant tester of toxic doses of little-known ingredients. I always say that a non-controlled ingestion of pills is less dangerous than an ingestion of herbs (because in the case of pills you stick to definite dozes and periods).
 

24. Cold water treatment and sports

I repeat again and again that there are no methods good for everyone. What is good or harmful for a concrete person is up to its constitutional type and any attempt to suppress an organism can not be good. It concerns all the aspects of life: what to eat, how fast to walk, what clothes to put on, how long to sleep - it is up to our organism from its very birth. That is why you can not follow any method, even a very fashionable one, without thinking about it. Listen to yourself.

I can give several examples. Some time ago such method as "to run away from heart attack" was very popular. A lot of people were jogging, but only two constitutional types felt better - arsenikum album and sepia, all the other felt worse. We can say the same about winter bathers. Such method helped only two constitutional types. It concerns everything.

According to the homeopathy nobody can advise you what to eat, how to sleep, how to rest - to stay on a sofa or go camping. Just the other way round, a homeopath will ask you about it to choose a constitutional remedy for you.

 

25. Conclusion

Several years ago I read the phrase of the most famous modern homeopath, the Nobel prize laureate, George Vitulkus. It surprised me greatly and made me think over many things. His book says: the "success" of our modern official medicine is evident when we try to imagine for a moment what will happen if all the medicines disappear for some time. Crowds of people screaming from ache, suffering from convulsions, dying from bleeding and asphyxia live on the planet.

I do not want such health for you and your children. I would like to teach you to live without medicines. It is very popular in the modern official medicine to declare that a doctor must not treat chronic ailments, but to make the way of life of an ill person more "qualitative", it concerns bronchial asthma, essential hypertension, pancreatic diabetes. Such patients are taught to live with their disease; even special schools are organized, where they are taught to be ill in the right way.

We really want you and your children never attend such schools. But you are to trust your organism from the birth.

And to conclude I would like to say that homeopathy is not a "passage" from one medicines to some other - "natural", "unharmful" (as it is announced in the advertisement or by little-knowing people). The mission of a homeopath is to help your organism to react adequately to different external actions. In this case even homeopathic medicines are rarely required.