There is also adjunct care. What this means is that there are ways to use homeopathic remedies to do additional work, other than just constitutional care, which is most common, or the other uses described in this series.
Samuel Hahnemann, MD, the founder and developer of the principals of homeopathy, began his work in the early 1800’s. He discovered the mental, emotional and physical symptoms are all related and covered with a single remedy. He chose his remedies on the principal of Like Cures Like. To Hahnemann, the seat of disease is the mistuned vital force. (The vital force in homeopathy can be compared to Xi in Chinese Medicine and Prana in Ayurvedic medicine.) This is classical homeopathy at its most fundamental level.
A contemporary of Dr. Hahnemann was Johann Gottfried Rademacher, MD. He also used homeopathic remedies but he used them differently than Hahnemann did. He looked at the organs in the body as the seat of disease, and thus, treated the organs themselves with certain remedies that had affinities for certain organs. But he did make a distinction of different remedies for the same organ. For example, two well known liver remedies are Cheladonium majus and Carduus marianus. Rademacher routinely distinguished in his writings and speech between a Cheladonium liver and a Carduus liver. He made similar distinctions for other organs as well.
(As a side note, Carduus marianus is also known to most as Milk Thistle, a premiere herb for detoxifying the liver. From the picture below, you can see that it looks like the Canadian Thistle that is ubiquitous in North America. But they are not the same and do have have the same healing properties. Canada Thistle has an affinity for the mouth and the stomach and intestines. Milk Thistle works on the liver, which resides between the mouth and stomach/intestines.)
Although both practiced at the same time, Hahnemann and Rademacher used potentized remedies in a very different way, and both got excellent results.
If you have a definite organ that is dis-eased, at Lotus Homeopathy, we can do classical homeopathy, or if required, first recommend organo therapeutics and then move onto classical homeopathy. The reason for completing with classical homeopathy is that often diseases today are caused by dis-ease which is the source of lifestyle choices we make. Classical homeopathy can help us all make better lifestyle choices, such as better diet, getting more sleep, etc.
In the later 1800’s, the Tissue Cell Salts were developed by Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler, like Hahnemann and Rademacher, was also a German Physician. He believed that all disease could be cured by the 12 salts that remained after a body decomposed. This was probably true in his time, but in today’s world, with many more toxins and suppressions caused by conventional medicine, cell salts can still help, but not everything. There are many books available about cell salts and you can easily use them yourself for what ails you, some major, some minor. The book I find myself using is Homeopathic Cell Salt Remedies by Nigey Lennon and Lionel Rolfe. There are many web site which explain cell salts as well.
People often use more than one at a time or they alternate them through out the day. You can even get a combination of all the cell salts to take on a daily basis. I have not done this, so I can’t recommend this. If you have any permanently implanted foreign items, do not use the silica cell salt.
I do at times recommend cell salts along with a constitutional remedy if the situation requires it.
Other Adjunct Therapies
One of the previous topics in this blog series discussed detoxification, and that is certainly an adjunct therapy often used for conditions such as Lyme’s disease.
I also use an adjunct therapy for chronic yeast infections. I find that therapies offered by others are often very difficult for clients to follow because they crave sugar. The adjunct therapy for chronic yeast resolves the sugar craving as well.
Generally, at Lotus Homeopathy I practice mostly classical homeopathy, but when the situation requires it, there are other therapeutic uses of homeopathic remedies that are available to assist in healing.