2009 February

Editorial February 2009

by Jan Scholten
We as homeopaths work between extremes, alternating between cures and non-cures, sometimes doing it "right" and sometimes doing it "wrong". We know we can help people to cure themselves, but often we don't succeed in achieving that goal. And that can be frustrating: knowing that cure is possible, but not being able to get there. It can lead to disappointment and even leaving homeopathy as a therapist, the more so while our job is a difficult one, much more difficult than normal medicine.
We are not in the comforting position of doing it "right" all the time. As a normal doctor you know you have done it "right" when you give anti-hypertensives to a patient with hypertension. You don't have to worry if it helps the patient or not, let alone if it will cure him of his hypertension as that is seen as incurable anyhow. You have done it "right" when you have followed the standard, the protocol.
But as a homeopath we will not be content before the hypertension is gone for good. So we don't have a standard or a protocol to see if we have done it "right". Only the cure of the patient will tell us if we have done it "right". There is no fixed book or standard to refer to, so it is not determined.
This can give us an uneasy feeling, a feeling of having no ground under our feet. Homeopathy is not advanced enough to cure every patient, unfortunately. And to determine the homeopathic diagnosis of the patient is a difficult and unsure process. SO we work on the edge, on the edge between possible and impossible, on the edge between cure and non-cure, on the edge of having done it "right" or "wrong", on the edge of being sure and unsure.
Some won't like this kind of situation. But in essence this situation is like life: one never knows what will come. It can lead to giving up. But it can also lead to excitement, the excitement of the possibilities that will arise, that we will know tomorrow, that we can cure next month.
Interhomeopathy tries to help you to discover new possibilities of cure, to learn new homeopathic diagnoses. We hope you will enjoy this issue of our beloved journal.

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Reply #1 on : Sun February 01, 2009, 12:31:38
Dear Sir/Madam

I read your latest volume 2009. It's good.

I am doing clinical from 17 years. I am feeling that in some cases I am loosing my technical approach regarding to repetition of medicines. Can you help me in this matter or can you refer some references so that I can read them and resolve this fault.

Waiting for your precious suggestions

Regards

Dr. Tahir Rashid

12-D Nishter Road,
Mian Channu, (58000),
Pakistan.

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