is the relationship between symptoms and homoeopathy?
Symptoms are the language
of a disease — the body’s attempt to balance itself.
Without symptoms, a person could have a potentially life threatening
illness with no way of identifying it. There have been many
cancer patients who reported that they hadn’t suffered
from a cold or flu in years prior to their diagnosis. The
explanation was probably not that they didn’t have infections
during this period, but more likely that their bodies were
unable to fight these infections by producing necessary symptom
Many conventional drugs try to inhibit and suppress symptoms
— sometimes leading to even more serious symptoms. Conventional
(allopathic) physicians do not usually recognize the new series
of symptoms as being related to the old. Thus, they treat
them as new and unrelated problems.
Did you know that a fever is the body’s attempt
to activate the immune system’s white blood cells and
defend itself from infection? If a person is given a symptom-supressing
medication — fighting the fever — too soon, they
will be less able to fight the actual infection.
Homoeopathy does not seek to remove or suppress symptoms.
Its goal is to recognize and remove the underlying cause of
these symptoms. This is why a homeopath will work toward understanding
the whole person — including their body, mind and emotional
state — before prescribing a remedy.