Homeopathic materia medica is the study of Homeopathic medicines. Its the pure action of homeopathic medicines on the human beings, derived through a process, which, we homeopaths call as proving.
Whats in the book – Materia Medica?
Materia Medicas also list the remedies under their Latin names. These Homeopathic names may differ from common names that are used when in herbal form. Following the name of the remedy, in a Materia Medica, is a “Picture” or description. This “Picture” consists of listing various characterstics of an illness, or illnesses, and symptoms a person might exhibit who Needs That Particular Remedy. Also listed may be clinical uses for the remedy, keynote symptoms, and modalities.
There are hundreds of homeopathic materia medica, and there are different styles in which they are written and organized. Since materia medicas are full of detailed information about a medicine, it is necessary to study each medicine in a systematic way so that you can retain as much information about it as possible.
Whats the process followed in Materia Medica?
There can be confusion in Materia Medicas, since the pattern is to list descriptions that are from the remedy’s Proving. Homeopathic remedies go through this process of Provings to determine the curative properties of each remedy. Homeopathy’s premise is Like Treating Like, Similar Treating Similar. So what symptoms are Proved or shown when tested on people, are the same symptoms that can be treated with that remedy.
The Homoeopathic Materia Medica came of age only when Hering published his work. Before that, the works on Materia Medica were collections of innumerable symptoms from provings and poisonings; not applied Materia Medica as Hering’s Guiding Symptoms is.
What is the importance of Homeopathic Materia Medica?
The Homoeopathic Materia Medica came of age only when Hering published his work. Before that, the works on Materia Medica were collections of innumerable symptoms from provings and poisonings; not applied Materia Medica as Hering’s Guiding Symptoms is. Hering admitted this idea was borrowed from Boenninghausen, but he was the first to apply it to the Materia Medica. This was a great practical advance as it introduced some guidance for the practical application of the enormous Homoeopathic Materia Medica to the ills of mankind. Before Hering, Hahnemann had introduced rough evaluations depending more upon the occurrence of a symptom in different provers. Dr. T.F. Allen, in his Encyclopaedia of Pure Materia Medica introduced similar evaluations, but the number of confirmed or verified symptoms was proportionately much smaller compared to other symptoms obtained from provings or toxicological symptoms.
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