Permanent, Gentle, and Rapid
These are the three ideals of homeopathic care: that healing should be rapid, gentle, and a permanent restoration of your health. This means it’s not only the complete annihilation of dis-ease throughout an entire health system, but also in the shortest, most reliable, and most advantageous way for the entirety of the person.
I love this about homeopathy. Where else will receive such high ideals in the pursuit of your highest well-being?!
I’ve been meditating on these healing principles for awhile in recent weeks. These important principles are something I’m well-acquainted with after almost nearly 15 years of professional practice in the art and science of homeopathy. In certain ways, I’ve come to take it for granted. With anything in life, the more you do something, the more integrated it becomes into your everyday existence until it’s almost habitual and commonplace in one’s vernacular or being. I suppose this has been happening to me for some time.
Though, I was re-awakened to it after receiving a recent training (you can never learn enough!) on an important aspect of homeopathic remedies. I was reminded of something critical that occurs everyday in clinical practice, but was hidden behind the activities of everyday life and interactions with clients.
Permanent, gentle, and rapid.
In homeopathy, we ardently study the seminal work by its founder, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, called “The Organon of the Medical Art” (or “The Organon,” for short). Dr. Hahnemann first discovered some of the central tenets of homeopathy fairly accidental-like in the late 18th century. He later formulated, throughout a few more decades, the system of medicine we call homeopathy. The Organon is a series of aphorisms that lay out for us the philosophy and practice of homeopathy, as well as so much more.
Aphorism 2 (6th edition) states:
The highest ideal of cure is the rapid, gentle, and permanent restoration of health; that is, the lifting and annihilation of the disease in its entire extent in the shortest, most reliable, and least disadvantageous way, according to clearly realizable principles.
This aphorism has been so grounded into my being that I’ve almost forgotten about it. But, this is what we do everyday for you. We homeopaths have dedicated our lives to a system of healing that does this exact thing…for you!
Against many odds, against cultural norms; against familiar customs of what medicine is thought, or ought, to be; at the risk of sounding and feeling ‘weird’ to everyone we know when we decided to enter into this field, here we are. Offering a permanent, rapid, and gentle solution to whatever ails you. Isn’t that wonderful!
It just caught me off-guard what we are indeed doing. I was struck by the simplicity and beauty of this medical healing art…once again. This happens from time to time. Things become so ingrained and it’s easy to forget the transcendent, extraordinary, almost miraculous work we are doing in homeopathy, every…single…day.
I’ve seen things change in people in those kinds of ways. It’s breath-taking, really. And, I’ve also been a part of a healing journey that has felt less than rapid. Yet, it remains gentle, and on the way towards permanency, all the same.
If you feel called to a solution where the highest ideal of healing is the permanent, rapid, and gentle restoration of your health, then look no further. These promises await you in homeopathy.
You can contact me for more information, work with my wife who is also a classical homeopath, or work with any other qualified homeopath that resonates with you. You can find other board-certified homeopaths here.
Thanks for reading this inspired musing about homeopathy, which caught me off-guard. Sometimes things grab at you, and you can’t help but share them with anyone who will listen.
All my best,