Role of a single remedy in
Sir, before saying something in regards with my experiences in long-termed practice, first, I would like to apologize my seniors and those who have attained much experience in their practice with the hope that they won’t take me otherwise. My intention is not to teach someone, but it is just to tell sincerely regarding my bitter experiences those I have acquired after a long struggle in this field. I have mostly noticed a thing that a well-selected remedy having based upon symptomatic study of the case, works well to a definite period and afterwards, stops working. The practitioner thinking that the remedy needs to be changed tries to do so. It is, of course, not a good practice. If a practitioner won’t have the patience, how it can be expected from the sufferer.
Actually, most of the practitioners are still not aware of this fact that every remedy has its own term to show its efficiency and action on the human body. Some remedies take about a month or more than it to show their action, while others may produce miraculous results within a day or two. Actually, the remedies are divided into two groups. First group that belongs to deep acting remedies and the second is those of the fast acting remedies. For example, Graphites, Arsenic, Silicea, Lyco, etc. belong to the group of deep acting remedies, which exist in human body to a long time having their action deep but steadily. On the other hand, the fast acting remedies give their result then and there i.e. within a week even within a day or two, such as Acon, Nux Vom, Bell, Coffea cruda, Arnica, Camphur etc.
I have seen a miraculous result of Lycopodium, a deep acting remedy. Whenever, I remind a chronic case of stomach disorder that needed only three doses of Lycopodium 1M to cure forever. I myself, too, couldn’t understand by now, how the patient got rid of that obstinate disease, which he had been suffering from, for more than ten years. I would like to narrate here in brief about a chronic case of a patient, who was brought to me almost three years ago. He was very lean and thin, married having two children, aged 34, suffering from stomach disorder strongly accompanied by constipation, liver-derangement, peritonitis, pylorus affection of, water brash, rheumatism and so many other troubles like that.
I watched him very attentively getting down into the symptomatic study of patient and soon selected a suitable remedy for him that was Lycopodium. As soon as, I ordered my assistant to pick that remedy up the patient shouted, "Sir, are you going to give me Lycopodium?" I replied in affirmative. Then he told me that the very remedy a homoeopath has given several times to him. "How many doses did he give you in a month?" I asked him. In the reply he said, "I can’t say accurately, but it is sure, whenever I told him about the satisfactory results of this remedy he used to repeat a heavy dose of it." I asked what he meant by heavy dose. The patient explained it as in excess quantity of the remedy i.e. almost 6 to7 drops of it.
"Did he give you this remedy singly or followed by other medicines?" He answered confirmedly that the homoeopath had never given that remedy alone, but that had been followed by some other medicines to be taken three or four times a day. The case was very clear. He was under adverse effect of Lycopodium that made him worse and incurable. The night was growing dark. Giving a dose of Nux vom 30 I suggested him to come tomorrow-early morning without taking anything else even the paste and brush was not allowed.
Next day he came at 5 a.m. I gave a single drop of Lycopodium 1M on his tongue and called him just after a month. In this duration, no medicine was allowed. I warned him if he wanted to be cured perfectly, he had to keep patience otherwise he won’t get himself cured. When he met me on the prescribed date he looked very much happy. He requested me to tell the name of that remedy which had been given to him last month. However, I overlooked his request turning his attention elsewhere. This time too, Lycopodium 1M was repeated and I advised him to come just after a long term of two months. Thus, the third dose of Lycopodium 1M made him completely cured.
I am the only witness of this complicated case how that had been solved only by three doses of Lycopodium. It is the only case in my practice-life that still compels me not to believe upon its curability. Although, I have got many a surprising result of Lyco and other deep acting remedies, but all of them needed much time to cure.
Generally, the practitioners do administer the remedy of deep acting group to the patients but they don’t wait for the result to a definite time. They either change the remedy or repeat the very remedy more frequently. Thus, they make the case complicated and almost incurable. Second thing, the practitioner should depend upon a single remedy. Two or more remedies leave no better result on the human body than a single one. Therefore, as far as possible an experienced and wise homoeopath neither uses more than one remedy at a time nor repeats it frequently.
In my opinion, a disease should be diagnosed being based on symptomatic study of the patient that should be strongly tallied with the characteristics of the remedy. I have, successfully, cured some of the chronic and obstinate diseases only depending upon the principle of similimum that was, at first, introduced by St. Christian Frederick Samuel Hahnemann, the father of Homoeopathy.
As far as the question concerns with a single remedy, I am sure that a single remedy always yields better results to the patient.
I have to pass, many a time, through some critical and grave circumstances in dealing with the complicated cases, where two or more remedies appeared to have a great resemblance in their characteristics and some times, it becomes very difficult to select any of those remedies. In such cases, I have, always, paid entire my attention to the mental state of the sufferer and thus achieved a great success in rooting an obstinate and complicated disease out.
In fact, I never remained failure while using a single remedy. In my views, a single, but well selected remedy is proved, ‘Kamdhenu’, a Pious Cow having supernatural powers (mostly characterized in mythological stories of Hindu religion), and after getting that one will get every thing he needs. Nothing will remain to achieve, in contrary, every thing will look fade and worthless beside this Kamdhenu, a well-selected single remedy.
In the last, before I stop to pen would be better to say just one thing to the neophytes that if they come across the genuine and wide spread literature of homoeopathy, they will find it as an ocean that is full of precious gems and they are unable to decide what to choose and what to avoid.
‘Practice makes a man perfect’ is true, but to read different writer’s views, to know about their instructions and guidance, above all, to have the basic knowledge of the concerning therapy is must. If one doesn’t follow the fundamental principles of a particular therapy, in which he is practicing can't be a good practitioner, except that he may prove a hanging sword to the patients.
Copyright © Dr Kumar 2004