Resonance and pain
Webster defines resonance as: "The vibration of a large amplitude in a mechanical or electrical system caused by a relatively small periodic stimulus of the same or nearly the same period as the natural vibration period of the system."
Simply stated, resonance is vibration, a similar vibration.
In homeopathy, resonance refers to the affinity of one note to other like note. For instance, if a note is played on a piano, all nearby pianos will sound that same note. Resonance describes how homeopathy works. The remedy sends up a "note" and the person who has a similar note, responds.
To back up a bit while still using the musical analogy, homeopathy considers disease a mistunement. The organism goes out of tune and the remedy retunes it, or brings it back to balance.
In order to better understand this principle, it is important to understand that homeopathy does not treat symptoms. It treats the whole person. The goal of homeopathic treatment is to bring the person to health, or "into tune", for the sake of the analogy.
Homeopathy deals with the totality of the person: body, mind, emotion, spirit. Homeopathy takes all these aspects into account.
Homeopathy does not treat pain, as pain is only a marker. On the other hand, homeopathy doesn't NOT treat pain. An example.
In the old story, a man is driving down the road when the oil light on his car comes on. He takes out a shotgun from under the seat, and shoots out the light (also taking out half the dashboard). The man is now happy; the light is off. Well we know to see deeper than that. We know that though the light is now off, the condition- low oil- still exists. We know that without replacing the oil, the engine will overheat, seize up, and eventually cease to function. Just so with our bodies.
We can destroy the indicators of disease, but they will still be there. We can numb our pain sensors, but the pain and the causative factors are still there. If we don't treat the disease, it will remain active until our bodies seize up, and eventually cease to function. This is why cure is better than suppression.
Pain is frequently an indicator of a problem. Better to pull over to the side of the road and investigate. Pain can indicate an area of malfunction. It can also be a referred pain, phantom pain, psychosomatic pain, but for the sake of simplicity, let's assume that most pain is caused by a body system not functioning at maximum potential.
Pain can be an indicator or signal that something is not right in the body. Unlike the man with the shotgun, we do not want to destroy the early warning system. We want to heed its call and search farther and deeper for the cause of the alarm.
Frequently symptoms will start with a whisper. If we ignore or suppress the cause, the whisper will become a shout. Why is this? Your body does the best it can to operate well. When there is an obstruction, it will let you know about it. Pain is frequently the first alarm. Pain can become worse as the state intensifies.
Pain is not the problem, though it is dis-ease. Pain is a symptom of a disease, and not the disease itself. By looking at the cause and not the symptoms, we can find the way to cure.
Keywords: resonance, mistunement, disease, cure, suppression, pain, symptom, whole person
This article was originally published in www.interhomeopathy.org
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