Philosophy of Homeopathy


    COURSE: 30 hours
    TAUGHT BY: André Saine, D.C., N.D., F.C.A.H.
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    This part of the program presents the fundamental principles of homeopathic doctrine through the study of important works such as the Organon and Hahnemann’s Chronic Diseases.

    A. The Basis of Medicine

    • Medicine: the definition of medicine, the scope of medicine, five basic principles of classical medicine
    • The physician: the definition of a physician, the mission of the physician, including the two main objectives of the physician and the two basic requirements of the physician
    • The Vital Force
    • Health: the definition of health, the determinants of health
    • Disease: the definition of disease, the phenomenon of great diversity, disease vs. aging, definition of acute disease, acute collective disease, definition of chronic disease, real vs. apparent disease, the causa occasionalis, the concept of artificial disease
    • Causes and factors of disease
    • Multifactorial phenomena: endogenous causes and factors (heredity vs. acquired predispositions, the untunement of the vital force), exogenous causes and factors, hygiene, mediate vs. immediate causes, primary vs. secondary causes
    • Different types of intervention: preventive, supportive, suppressive, curative, palliative
    • The therapeutic ideal

    B. Homeopathy: The Science of Therapeutics

    • The definition of homeopathy
    • The ten fundamental principles of homeopathy
    • The scope, limits and possibilities of homeopathy
    • The place of homeopathy in medicine
    • The qualities, disposition and knowledge required to practice homeopathy
    • How to study homeopathy: an overview of the important works
    • Other types of medicinal practice: antipathy, allopathy, isopathy
    • Differences between homeopathic practice and other types of medical practice
    • Cure vs. Recovery
    • The role of hygiene in the practice of homeopathy
    • The role of complementary care
    • The question of miasm: concept of acute and chronic miasms as seen by Hahnemann: limitation of the vital force, evolution of chronic diseases, question of suppression, theory of healing with homeopathy
    • The evolution of the concept of miasm through pseudo
    • Hahnemannian trends
    • The concept of miasm today: phenomenon of susceptibility and immunity

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