Posted: Jun 21, 2010 4:06 am
by Dr. Nancy Malik
Arcanyn wrote:
What does it actually mean "to treat the entire patient"? If we give someone antibiotics to kill the bacteria which have infected their toe, how is this deficient? Their problem is that there are a whole bunch of bacteria in their toe getting up to no good, and the antibiotics get rid of them. Once this is done, what more is there to do? Why do we need to 'treat the entire patient', when there's nothing wrong with the rest of the patient?

Homeopathy is based on the fact that it is the whole person who is affected by the disease and it is the whole person who responds to the medicine.

To this day, conventional medicines are still classified according to disease: anti-inflammatory to contain inflammation, anti-biotics to kill bacteria, anti-pyretic to contain fever, etc. Conventional Medical philosophy should understand homeopathy's system that the mere treatment of symptoms and organs can only help temporarily and that it is the healing power of the body as whole that has to be enhanced.